Contemporary Publishing: Summer 2009


Philip B. Eppard


University at Albany


Summer 2009


This course explores the environment of contemporary publishing. The publishing industry, like many others, is in the midst of significant changes brought on by information digitization. Course participants will learn the structure of the industry, the roles of various stakeholders, and issues related to the movement from paper-based to digitized development and dissemination of information.

Required Textbook:

Greco, A. N. 2005. The Book Publishing Industry, 2nd ed.

Miller, L. J. 2006. Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption.

Engelhardt, T. 2003. The Last Days of Publishing.

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