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dc.contributor.authorRowberry, Simon-
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-10T04:29:01Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-10T04:29:01Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/22012-
dc.description.abstractSince the mid-2000s, the ebook has stabilized into an ontologically distinct form, separate from PDFs and other representations of the book on the screen. The current article delineates the ebook from other emerging digital genres with recourse to the methodologies of platform studies and book history. The ebook is modelled as three concentric circles representing its technological, textual and service infrastructure innovations. This analysis reveals two distinct properties of the ebook: a simulation of the services of the book trade and an emphasis on user textual manipulation. The proposed model is tested with reference to comparative studies of several ebooks published since 2007 and defended against common claims of ebookness about other digital textual genres.en_UK
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherSAGE-
dc.relationRowberry S (2017) Ebookness, Convergence, 23 (3), pp. 289-305.-
dc.rightsPublisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Convergence by SAGE. The original publication is available at: http://con.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/06/30/1354856515592509.abstract-
dc.subjectBook historyen_UK
dc.subjectdigitalizationen_UK
dc.subjectdigitizationen_UK
dc.subjectebooksen_UK
dc.subjectplatform studiesen_UK
dc.subjectpublishingen_UK
dc.subjectservice infrastructureen_UK
dc.subjectsoftware studiesen_UK
dc.titleEbooknessen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1354856515592509-
dc.citation.jtitleConvergence-
dc.citation.issn1354-8565-
dc.citation.volume23-
dc.citation.issue3-
dc.citation.spage289-
dc.citation.epage305-
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublished-
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereed-
dc.type.statusPost-print (author final draft post-refereeing)-
dc.author.emailsimon.rowberry@stir.ac.uk-
dc.citation.date01/07/2015-
dc.contributor.affiliationCommunications, Media and Culture-
dc.identifier.isi000401715300004-
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