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[Commlist] CFP: Journal of Electronic Publishing special issue on audiobooks

Mon Sep 09 09:12:53 GMT 2019

We’ve extended the deadline for the /Journal of Electronic Publishing /special issue on audiobooks to 18 October 2019. I’ve included the CFP below or you can find a permanent link here:


*CFP: /Journal of Electronic Publishing /special issue on audiobooks*

*Deadline: *18 October 2019

The /Journal of Electronic Publishing /(/JEP/)//invites submissions to a special issue on audiobooks. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

·Production: audiobooks in publishing workflows, the rise of audiobook-only publishers, rights management.

·Consumption: demographic analysis, usage patterns, divergence between ebook and audiobook consumption.

·The economics of audiobooks: subscription services, infrastructure costs, pricing models.

·Materiality: formats, standard bodies (e.g. W3C/DAISY), media choices (CD/cassette/MP3).

·History: precursors to audiobooks, forgotten/alternate histories and media archaeologies.

·Geography: variation of uptake across nations, licensing/rights, audiobooks in non-Anglophone contexts

·Accessibility and inclusivity: text-to-speech engines as audiobooks, libraries for print-disabled users, representation through narration.

·Genre: adoption of audiobooks by genre, born-audio publications, interactive audiobook publishing.

Since /JEP/ is an online-only publication, while 6,000-8,000 words is recommended, we are open to longer or shorter form submissions if it benefits the piece.

/JEP /is a gold open access journal with no Article Processing Charge (APC).

Manuscripts should be submit via /JEP/’s Submittable portal:

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