The concluding part of the book offers an overview of the directions of the development of book culture which has been undergoing a profound transformation after the advent of digital technology. Contrary to the apocalyptic prophesies, the book and book culture have not died but have assumed new forms. The new form of the book has engendered new reading, writing and publishing practices, some of which can be viewed as continuations of the practices which emerged in the print era while others open new paths in the development of book culture. The analysis of the literary representations of book culture developing in the print era may make it possible to understand better the processes governing the emergence of the new book order in the time of the digital revolution.
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