Electronic Book Publishing in Turkey

By Halil Ibrahim Gurcan.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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Electronic books have gained importance with the development and the wide spread of the internet. The screen has changed the role and the means of the reader while offering different possibilities to be seized in different media. Many publishers in the world has attempted to publish in the electronic medium besides their traditional practices in print format. What is more some writers have established web-sites publishing their own works.

Electronic Publishing in Turkey has developed after the year 1995. In the formative years e-publishing applications were only to produce the new published books to the internet audiences. However, the years to follow 2000, depending on the improvements of the sales on the internet and technological developments, some Turkish publishers started to publish and sell books online.

This paper focuses on the forces in play in the process of e-publishing in Turkey. The study will examine the e-book practice and will analyse the home-pages of web sites of e-publishers through random selection on the selected 30 in March 2006 with respect to accuracy, authority, currency ,objectivity, coverage and marketing strategies. The study will present Turkish content e-book cases covering various practices. The main trajectory of analysis will be the present condition of e-book publishing in Turkey benefiting e-book publishers.

Keywords: Electronic Book Publishing, Turkish e-book Publishing, Turkish Publishers

The International Journal of the Book, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp.49-52. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 803.605KB).

Dr. Halil Ibrahim Gurcan

Prof.Dr.Halil Gurcan, Dept. of Journalism and Publishing, Faculty of Communication Sciences, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Halil İbrahim GÜRCAN In 1988, he started to work in the university as a research assistant. In 1992, he did master’s degree in the University of Stirling at Scotland. He got doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in 1996. He became an associated professor in 1999 and professor in 2004. Now, he is working as a professor at the Anadolu University Faculty of Communication Sciences, Department of Journalism. Professor Gurcan has written five books, 30 articles and 15 presentation at international and national symposiums and conferences which are about online journalism, journalism, publishing technologies and book publishing.

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