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Canada's creative industries encompass book, periodical, and newspaper publishing; radio and television broadcasting; the music industry; video game production; filmmaking and video production; telecommunications; and the new media. These industries represent a major sector in the Canadian economy and exert a profound influence on many aspects of Canadian life. In Cultural, thirteen contributors take a thought-provoking look at the industries that form this important sector and the central issues that are currently under debate. They also discuss how these industries have adapted to the rise of new digital technologies that have radically altered how they engage with their audiences and how they produce and distribute content. Offering a timely analysis and a wealth of current data, Cultural offers a unique portrait of this key sector of the economy.However, the emergence of e-book readers (e.g., Kindle, Kobo, or Nook) and handheld computers (e.g., iPad, iPhone) signals new technology that might reduce demand for hard-copy books. As is now selling more e-book titlesanbsp;...

Author:Ira Wagman, Peter Urquhart
Publisher:Lorimer - 2012-09-26


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