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Book Wars: The Digital Revolution in Publishing

by John B. Thompson Author

The last forty years have brought some truly revolutionary changes to the publishing industry, fueled by the rise of the internet and the rapid development of new technologies. Ebooks, audiobooks, and Amazon have all played tremendous roles in shaping these transformations, and the resulting conflicts that arose between the old guards of the publishing industry and the companies holding the reins of the new digital world rapidly turned into the 'book wars.' In this book, author John B. Thompson chronicles these transformations and conflicts and helps explain how the publishing industry has arrived at its current position. A must read for anyone interested in the hidden economics and mechanics of the book world, and for historians of the early days of the internet.