By Helen Cousins, Jenni Ramone
In January 2004, sunlight hours tv presenters Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan introduced their e-book membership and sparked debate concerning the manner humans in Britain, from the overall reader to publishers to the literati, thought of books and analyzing. "The Richard & Judy ebook membership Reader" brings jointly historians of the ebook, literature students, and experts in media and cultural stories to envision the impression of the membership on interpreting practices and the publishing and promoting of books. starting with an research of the booklet club's heritage and its ongoing improvement relating to different interpreting teams around the world together with Oprah's, the editors reflect on problems with publication advertising and style. extra chapters discover the results of the mass-broadcast superstar ebook membership on society, literature and its advertising, and pop culture. individuals ask how readers speak about books, pass judgement on price and make offerings. This assortment addresses questions of authorship, authority and canon in texts hooked up by means of subject or style together with the postcolonial unique, incapacity and representations of the physique, foodstuff books and domesticity. additionally, booklet membership writer Andrew Smith stocks his reports in a desirable interview.