Blogging and blooks: Communal authorship in a contemporary context

Staci Stutsman

Abstract


The motivations behind the evolution of the blog to book vary from economic aspirations to a need for further fame to editors seizing an opportunity of publishing an author with a ready-made audience. I argue another motivation may be at work: blogging authors may view the switch into the less fluid medium of the print text as an attempt to reassert authorial control.

Keywords


Authorship; Barthes; Fulda; Interactivity; New media; Powell

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3983/twc.2012.0413

License URL: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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