My first book, The Late Age of Print: Everyday Book Culture From Consumerism to Control, was published in 2009 by Columbia University Press. Here is a brief description:
Ted Striphas argues that, although the production and propagation of books have undoubtedly entered a new phase, printed works are still very much a part of our everyday lives. With examples from trade journals, news media, films, advertisements, and a host of other commercial and scholarly materials, Striphas tells a story of modern publishing that proves, even in a rapidly digitizing world, books are anything but dead…He isolates the invisible processes through which books have come to mediate our social interactions and influence our habits of consumption, integrating themselves into our routines and intellects like never before.
The paperback edition, published in 2011, contains a new preface, where I reflect on the rapid proliferation of e-books. The Korean translation appeared the same year. I continue to write about themes relating to the book on The Late Age of Print blog.
Please consult my vita to learn about the scholarly articles I published around the time of The Late Age of Print. Some, though not all, are offshoots from the book.