discussions that otherwise might have challenged the less computer literate. Part 1 concludes with useful chapters on working with the web, content management, and the history and scope of ebook readers. This is admirably up to date and, although it will quickly date as new formats emerge, its principles will remain useful. The discussion of the new tablet readership is particularly good. Part 2 moves on to discuss publishing sectors and their various responses to the digital. Hall begins with professional reference publishing, where digital developments were earliest and are now deepest in impact. She then, in turn, considers the academic market, the educational market, and consumer publishing. The publishing issues are well debated in each LOGOS 25/3 © 2014 LOGOS Reviews and there are good case studies. I would have liked to have seen more on pricing and business models, which only get shortish discussions, but this is understandable, since even in the best-regulated digital publishers the key question of how to make money from these exciting but inevitably expensive formats is still unresolved. Part 3 looks at traditional publishing questions through digital spectacles and covers copyright, piracy, and rights sales. The pricing question which I have
Logos – Brill
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