The rise of the citizen author: Writing within social media

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Johnson, Miriam J. 2017. The rise of the citizen author: Writing within social media. Publishing Research Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12109-017-9505-8
AuthorsJohnson, Miriam J.
Abstract

The concept of the citizen author is defined and explored within the publishing industry. In order to understand what positions the citizen author currently, and potentially could, hold it begins with a historical view of their rise, including concepts of their eighteenth century antecedents. But the focus of this research is on their growth alongside that of social media platforms. This allows for drawing out relationships between genre fiction, publishers, and the citizen author, which provides a more full understanding of the power dynamics involved when publishers, social media, and the citizen authors mix in the current industry climate.

KeywordsPublishing; Authorship; Self-publishing; Social media
Year2017
JournalPublishing Research Quarterly
PublisherSpringer
ISSN10538801
19364792
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/s12109-017-9505-8
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621838
hdl:10545/621838
Publication dates03 Mar 2017
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Deposited07 Sep 2017, 11:21
Accepted03 Mar 2017
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ContributorsOxford Brookes University
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