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Publishers, readers, and digital engagement

Author: Marianne Martens
Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016] ©2016
Series: New directions in book history
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book demonstrates how the roles of "author," "marketer," and "reviewer" are being redefined, as online environments enable new means for young adults to participate in the books they love. Prior to the expansion of digital technologies around reading, teachers, parents and librarians were the primary gatekeepers responsible for getting books into the hands of young people. Now publishers can create  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marianne Martens
ISBN: 1137514450 9781137514455
OCLC Number: 971509995
Notes: "This Palgrave Macmillan imprint is published by Springer Nature"--Title page verso
Description: xix, 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: A brief history of the field --
Branding books, branding readers: marketing to teens in the digital age --
From RandomBuzzers to Figment: teens' affective and immaterial labor --
TwilightSaga.com (2009-12): fandom and the lifespan of a corporate fan site --
Reading The Amanda Project: the lifestyle of a pioneering multiple platform book (2009-12)
Series Title: New directions in book history
Responsibility: Marianne Martens

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This book demonstrates how the roles of "author," "marketer," and "reviewer" are being redefined, as online environments enable new means for young adults to participate in the books they love. Prior to the expansion of digital technologies around reading, teachers, parents and librarians were the primary gatekeepers responsible for getting books into the hands of young people. Now publishers can create disintermediated digital enclosures in which they can communicate directly with their reading audience. This book exposes how teens contribute their immaterial and affective labor as they engage in participatory reading experiences via publishers' and authors' interactive websites and use of social media, and how in turn publishers are able to use such labor as they get invaluable market research, peer-to-peer recommendations, and even content which can be used in other projects - all virtually free-of-charge"--Back cover

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