Re: Re: [-empyre-] C. S. Peirce and Code: book

interesting questions

At 09:44 17.10.05 -0500, you wrote:
If you accept this thinking, I want to ask you: what does this mean for publishing as an industry and for the writers (artists, scholars, etc ...) seeking publication? Will the stigma against so-called vanity publishing subside or be eradicated? Do readers even care whether a book is self-published or manufactured by big-name operations or is the blogosphere and other new mediums wherein we find virtual story changing these dynamics (codes, semiotics between interactors in an industry, a profession, the act of reading)?

I think this depends on genres, audiences and, first of all, commercial interests.
it's probably a difference whether you want to have your academic essay been read - or your novel with which you want to earn money. As far as I know there is hardly any industry of "text on demand"; Eastgate as a very specialized publisher far from industry is selling book-like cd-rom-editions, what seems to be a bit against the flux of the digital or networked medium. Since Roberto Simanowski asked the users of his online-journal "" to pay for reading he had to face a strong reduction of traffic.
I believe that in the near future, a self-published book or a literary text or platform on the net will have no chance to be reviewed in mass-media like printed newspapers and especially tv, which dominate literary economy (and being mentioned on tv is - at least in Germany - one of the best chances to become a well-known and rich author). And for academic careers in the context of increasing national and international concurrence the "big names" will probably become even more important. Or what do you think?


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