New Direction for the (Academic) Book

(With apologies to those who’ve seen notification of this publication elsewhere)

For those with an interest in the future of the published book, UCLPress have just published their The Academic Book of the Future, as a BOOC (Books as Open Online Content), with an Introduction by Sam Rayner. It can be viewed for free at Although the academic book forms only a segment of the book market, much of the discussion is transferable and, as an Open Content work, the publication should continue to evolve with additional chapters: its own BOOC format becoming a research item in itself.

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