One Man Still Stands

By Laura Fillmore.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

The 1989 protests in China’s Tiananmen Square first revealed the political power of the Internet. More recently Google, the world’s leading search engine, announced a business deal with the Chinese Government to release a censored version of its proprietary search engine. But in spite of efforts to control the flow of information, the worldwide web retains the power to communicate across boundaries.

Keywords: AUP, Censorship, China, Freedom of Information, Google, Internet, Tank Man, Tiananmen Square

The International Journal of the Book, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp.115-116. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 426.521KB).

Laura Fillmore

President, Open Book Systems, Inc., Rockport, MA, USA

Laura Fillmore began her publishing career at Harvard’s American Journal of Ancient History and went on to work in the Trade Books Editorial Division of Little, Brown & Co. Some twenty-five years ago, she shifted her focus from traditional to electronic publishing, where she has proven a leader in the field. Her company, Open Book Systems, helps clients such as Columbia University Press and the American Society for Microbiology answer their “content imperative” and succeed online. OBS also publishes books under its Protean Press imprint, which employs an innovative risk-sharing business model to get valuable content to market. Fillmore is a member of the Advisory Board of the George Washington University Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program. She gives presentations worldwide on the future of publishing in the age of the Internet.


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