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Books without Borders? Readers, Writers and Publishers in the Global Marketplace

Citation
Squires C (2010) Books without Borders? Readers, Writers and Publishers in the Global Marketplace, De Gulden Passer, 88 (2), pp. 133-152.

Abstract
'Books without Borders?' presents an analysis of books in their 21st century industrial contexts, in relation to booksellers, readers, writers and publishers, as well as other agents in the communications circuit. Inspired by the demise of the retail chain Borders in the UK in 2009, ths article sets out on an international publishing journey to seek out evolving patterns of the literary marketplace and the book communications circuit from around the world. This is a period in which the industry once more finds itself in flux, not least because of digital developments. Touching down in a number of countires including China, Egypt, Peru and Scotland, the journey also attends the London Book Fair, sets afloat on the uncertain ocean of digital publishing, and addresses themes of piracy, censorship, and the interactions between the local and the global.

Keywords
publishing; digital publishing; reading; writing; bookselling

StatusPublished
AuthorsSquires Claire
Publication date2010
URLhttp://www.boekgeschiedenis.be/…-passer-88-20102
PublisherAntwerpen: Vereeniging der Antwerpsche Bibliophielen
ISSN 0777-5067
LanguageEnglish

Journal
de Gulden Passer: Volume 88, Issue 2

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