Books as Media: The Adaptation Industry

By Simone Murray.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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This paper proposes reconfiguring adaptation studies by conceptualising adaptation as an industry - a complex network of authors, literary agents, editors, publishers, literary prize committees, film/TV producers and screenwriters.

Keywords: Adaptation, Publishing, Authors, Literary Agents, Book Prizes, Screenwriters

The International Journal of the Book, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp.23-30. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.270MB).

Dr Simone Murray

Dr Simone Murray is a Lecturer in Communications and Media at Monash University, Melbourne. Her research focuses on the interface of the book with other communications media, particularly via digital multiformatting of content. Her work has been published in the journals 'Media, Culture & Society', 'Convergence', 'Media International Australia', 'Continuum' and 'Media/Culture'. Her book 'Mixed Media: Feminist Presses and Publishing Politics' (Pluto Press UK) was awarded the 2005 DeLong Book Prize by the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing for the best book on print culture published during 2004. Her current research interests are the industrial substructures of book-to-screen adaptations of literary prize-winners, and how such research can combine media studies and book history perspectives.

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