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“Never mind the Web. Here comes the book.”: Continuity and discontinuity in the fate of reading

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Affiliations: 1: Miha Kovač lectures in the Department for Library and Information Science and Book Studies, School of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he originally earned his PhD in 1999. Before returning to academia to teach, Kovač was editorial director of Mladinska Knjiga, one of the largest publishing houses in South-East Europe. Kovač has been a visiting scholar at Oxford Brookes Centre for Publishing Studies, and at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He also worked as a consultant for the World Bank and the Soros Foundation in various East European countries. In 2005, he became editor-in-chief of the Slovene edition of National Geographic magazine. The following article, adapted from a paper Kovač presented at the SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing) conference in 2008, discusses topics found in the author's new book, Here Comes the Book: Never Mind the Web, Chandos Publishing (, 2008., Email:, URL:


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