Article

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. http://www.boekgeschiedenis.be/content/de-gulden-passer-88-20102

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

Journal
De Gulden Passer: Volume 88, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2010
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/23116
PublisherAntwerpen: Vereeniging der Antwerpsche Bibliophielen
Publisher URLhttp://www.boekgeschiedenis.be/…-passer-88-20102
ISSN0777-5067