Print Is Dead

Print Is Dead

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The digital revolution continues and not even the printed word is safe
For over 1500 years books have weathered numerous cultural changes remarkably unaltered. Through wars, paper shortages, radio, TV, computer games, and fluctuating literacy rates, the bound stack of printed paper has, somewhat bizarrely, remained the more robust and culturally relevant way to communicate ideas. Now, for the first time since the Middle Ages, all that is about to change. 
 
Newspapers are struggling for readers and relevance; downloadable music has consigned the album to the format scrap heap, and the digital revolution is now about to leave books on the high shelf of history. In Print Is Dead, Gomez explains how authors, producers, distributors, and readers must not only acknowledge these changes, but drive digital book creation, standards, storage, and delivery as the first truly transformational thing to happen in the world of words since the printing press.

Jeff Gomez lectures on digital information trends at publishing industry events throughout America, and teaches at New York University. Jeff has written four novels, including Our Noise.
“A must-read for people who care about reading.” –Jeff Jarvis, author of What Would Google Do? 
“I’d say the smart money is on Gomez being right that an ebook revolution is just around the corner.” –The Independent
 
“This book is a wake-up call for anyone in the print media who has not yet grasped or embraced the realities of the digital world created by the Internet…He’s done a good job.  Print is Dead is a succinct and useful field guide to digital media.”  –Anthony Cheetham, Literary Review
 
 
Introduction
PART I: STOP THE PRESSES
Byte Flight
Us and Them
Newspapers Are No Longer News
PART II: THE DIGITAL TIPPING POINT
Generation Download
Generation Upload
On Demand Everything
eBooks and the Revolution that Didn’t Happen
PART III: SAYING GOODBYE TO THE BOOK
Writers in a Digital Future
Readers in a Digital Future
Will Books Disappear?
Afterword
Acknowledgements
Notes

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Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 1 × 6 × 8 cm