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Books. The Permanent Medium. Ancient History. Clay Tablets 2,500 B.C. Papyrus Scrolls Egypt, Rome, Greece First Public Library Athens 540 B.C. Had 1 ½ million handwritten scrolls Burned in War by Romans Destroyed by 400 A.D. More History. Paper perfected by Chinese during Middle Ages

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Books

The Permanent Medium


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Ancient History

  • Clay Tablets 2,500 B.C.

  • Papyrus Scrolls Egypt, Rome, Greece

  • First Public Library Athens 540 B.C.

  • Had 1 ½ million handwritten scrolls

  • Burned in War by Romans

  • Destroyed by 400 A.D.


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More History

  • Paper perfected by Chinese during Middle Ages

  • Johannes Gutenberg 1456 Moveable Type

  • Bible first printed in Latin 42 lines per page


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EPS Appliedto U.S.

  • Elite stage up to 19th century

  • First Press at Harvard in 1638 by Mass Bay Colonists

  • The Whole Book of Psalmes/Bay Psalm Book

  • First Secular to have success was Ben Franklin Poor Richard’s Almanac in 1733

  • Franklin 1744 first Novel Pamela by Samuel Richardson


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More EPS

  • Thomas Payne 1776 Common Sense

  • 120,000 in 3 months

  • spelled out case for American Revolution


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Popular

  • Rise of public education in the mid 1800s

  • US had highest literacy rate in the world

  • Industrial Revolution helped make book more affordable; rotary press

  • Popular novelists Edgar Allan Poe, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Erastus Beadle mass produced dime novels


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More Popular

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe 1852

  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin

  • Herman Melville 1851

  • Moby Dick

  • Mark Twain

  • authors become popular and have followings

  • Free public library system arrives


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More Popular

  • As industry grows and topics expand,

  • censorship arrives

  • Anthony Comstock 1873 New York City

  • New York Society for the Suppression of Vice

  • made it illegal to send anything obscene through the mail

  • Banned books; burned books


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Specialized

  • 1945 to present

  • You name it

  • Self-help

  • Science Fiction

  • Non-fiction In Cold Blood Truman Capote

  • Instant books—JFK assassination

  • Photo books

  • Mass market Paperbacks

  • Comic Books Late 1930s Action Comics/Superman


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More Specialized

  • Mid 1980s to present

  • Largest number of sales—textbooks!

  • Audio books

  • E-books hand held electronic devices

  • Desktop Publishing What Color is Your Parachute? Richard Nelson Bolles

  • Conglomerates (see video)

  • Amazon.com


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