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Javnost – The Public

Call for Manuscripts

Following the publication of a special issue on the culture of book publishing in contemporary Europe, Javnost – The Public, the Journal of the European Institute for Communication and Culture, invites manuscripts that address questions concerning the changing roles of the author and the book in the digital age.

What has happened to book publishing in the digital age? Did e-books fail as an alternative? What is an author in the era of blogging and hyperproduction o books with low print runs and in the presence of heavily marketed, bestseller authors, who dominate world book markets? What types of publishing and book selling models have been developed after the introduction of print-on.demand and e-publishing enterprises? Is the author one of the marketing tools of the contemporary book industry? What has happened to the publication of academic books and journals in a knowledge-based economy? In short, how has the traditional book and its circulation changed in the era of the Internet?

Interested scholars are invited to send abstracts of about 250 words by 31 March 2006 to Miha Kovač, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Philosophy, Aškerčeva 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, e-mail: miha.kovac@siol.net. Completed papers (8000 words) must be submitted by 18 December 2006.

Further information, including notes for authors, may be found at www.euricom.si.

Editorial address: EURICOM, Javnost—The Public, Kardeljeva pl. 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia; tel.: +3861 5805 242, fax: +3861 5805 106; e-mail: slavko.splichal@fdv.uni-lj.si.