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    Gatekeepers in a digital wasteland

    Eve, Martin Paul (2013) Gatekeepers in a digital wasteland. The Author ,

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    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.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Martin Eve
    Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2015 12:16
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:36


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