In this chapter, Potts considers the future of the printed book. The claims that the printed book will soon become obsolete, replaced by e-books and online publishing, proceed from a belief in technological progress. According to this doctrine, the old media form must inevitably be usurped by its more advanced, more convenient, more modern technological successor. Potts traces the march of progress in the publishing context, evaluating the prospects for the e-bool as well as the printed book.
|Title of host publication||The Future of Writing|
|Place of Publication||Basingstoke, UK|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2014|