Mass authorship and the rise of self-publishing /

"In the last two decades, digital technologies have made it possible for anyone with a computer and an Internet connection to rapidly and inexpensively self-publish a book. Once a stigmatized niche activity, self-publishing has grown explosively. Hobbyists and professionals alike have produced...

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Author / Creator: Laquintano, Timothy (Author)
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2016.
Series:Impressions (Series) (University of Iowa Press)
Online Access:Click here for full text
Table of Contents:
  • The Decline of Vanity and the Rise of Self-Publishing
  • Becoming an Author without a Publisher
  • The Birth of Independent Authorship
  • Amazon as a New Intermediary: Experimental Self-Publishing and Popular Fiction Writing
  • Microclimates of Intellectual Property
  • Book Reviews and Credibility in a Nonfiction Niche Market
  • Conclusion: Hyperabundance and the Future of Books
  • Appendix: Notes on Methods
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index.