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The Digital Publishing Communications Circuit

Squires C & Ray Murray P (2013) The Digital Publishing Communications Circuit, Book 2.0, 3 (1), pp. 3-24.

The publishing value chain has remained relatively consistent since the invention of the printing press. Robert Darnton's influential model of the communications circuit of the book, which tracks how intellectual property circulated in eighteenth-century France, has been a largely accurate representation of the publishing industry until the late twentieth century. This article examines changes to the publishing industry, particularly as a result of the disruptions and disintermediations of the digital age, and proposes a re-drawing of the communications circuit for the twenty-first century. The research in this article was supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council grant number AH/J01317X/1The Book Unbound: Disruption and Disintermediation in the Digital Age.

digital publishing; publishing; Darnton; communications circuit; authorship; reading

AuthorsSquires Claire, Ray Murray Padmini
Publication date11/2013
Date accepted by journal05/07/2013
ISSN 2042-8022

Book 2.0: Volume 3, Issue 1

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