Paul Levinson on Marshall McLuhan & Book Publishing, Traditional & Digital

11Nov13

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Click here for the audio – Marshall McLuhan and the Kindle
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 90, in which I discuss how Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), who never wrote for a Kindle and of course didn’t even know about it, nonetheless correctly foresaw its revolutionary impact on authors when he wrote, in Laws of the Media (1977) that the “Xerox makes everyone a publisher”.  I also discuss the practical advantages of self-publishing on Kindle rather than via traditional publishers, and how such opening of the gates may ameliorate Thomas Gray’s lament (1751) “Full many a flow’r is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.” http://paullev.libsyn.com/Put my show and this player on your website or your social network.

Paul Levinson on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Levinson

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