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Introduction

The continuing revolution of Gutenberg

Abstract

Taking as the key element that the publishing industry seems to be at a constant turning point, the chapter initially provides an overview of current issues, values, features and challenges of nowadays publishing industry, arguing that the origins of current trends can be traced to the past. One of the aims of the book is the methodological and theoretical background to explain and interpret current issues and trends, to explore opportunities, and to develop publishing strategies and policies. The revolution that started with Gutenberg is still continuing as the demand for access to information, the desire for knowledge dissemination and the need for friendly books are common features ...

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