European Review

Old Books and E-Books

a1 Department of History, Princeton University, Princeton NJ08544, USA. E-mail:

Article author query
darnton r   [Google Scholar] 


The crisis in academic publishing has reached a point where young scholars in many fields of the humanities may no longer be able to communicate their research in the time-honoured manner – that is, in the form of a traditional codex printed by a university press. Sooner or later, most monographs will probably have to be published on the Internet. What form will they take? Atentative answer to that question is provided by a sketch for an electronic book about publishing and the book trade in 18th-century France.

(Published Online April 4 2007)