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What is a book? : Redefining the book in the digitally social age

Abstract

This article focuses on what is meant by the term ‘book’. Here, there is a consideration of how the definition of the book has altered over time as technology has improved and as writers themselves began to have different relationships to the book and industry. It further explores the ways the book itself has altered in format, from printed to digital, with audio editions, and socially in relation to the rise of social media and a new form of author who chooses to write and share their works directly within social platforms. In this context, book must be redefined to incorporate the context of new social technology.

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Authors

Johnson, Miriam J.

Oxford Brookes departments

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment\School of Arts\Oxford International Centre for Publishing

Dates

Year: 2019


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