Article

The Digital Publishing Communications Circuit

Citation

Squires C & Ray Murray P (2013) The Digital Publishing Communications Circuit. Book 2.0, 3 (1), pp. 3-24. https://doi.org/10.1386/btwo.3.1.3_1

Abstract
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.

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

Journal
Book 2.0: Volume 3, Issue 1

StatusPublished
FundersArts and Humanities Research Council
Publication date30/11/2013
Date accepted by journal05/07/2013
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/17181
PublisherIntellect
ISSN2042-8022