Gatekeepers in a digital wasteland
Eve, Martin Paul (2013) Gatekeepers in a digital wasteland. The Author ,
It is already a cliché to announce the demise of the book in the wake of the digital revolution. While it might be unwise to stake our futures on the printed-and-bound codex, it seems doubtful that a shift in the way words are delivered will result in the downfall of long-form writing itself. What does seem questionable, however, is the persistence of the current publishing model in which publishers act as gatekeepers. In the ?democratised? digital republic enabled by self-publishing, what threatens to remain is a wasteland in which the inhabitants elect their culture via a ballot of sparsely distributed consumer capital. The ?book? looks likely to persist. What may not is the current way in which we decide what is worthwhile between the (digital) covers.
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities|
|Research Centre:||Contemporary Literature, Centre for|
|Depositing User:||Martin Paul Eve|
|Date Deposited:||18 Jun 2015 12:16|
|Last Modified:||07 Dec 2016 15:37|
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