On-Demand Culture Now Available

I’ve been waiting for a while to announce the fact that my second book, On-Demand Culture: Digital Delivery and the Future of Movies, is now available from major online retailers, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. You can get an e-book version directly from the Rutgers University Press website. I’ve also started a Facebook page for the book where I will post (very infrequent) updates about reviews and other book-related news.

While I’ve been waiting for the final stages of the publication process to run their course, it has been fascinating to watch the continued evolution of the entertainment industry. When I was completing the manuscript, Netflix’s House of Cards was still in production, while Veronica Mars and Zach Braff still had not yet discovered Kickstarter. While I was able to discuss the role of social media sites in providing vast amounts of data for entertainment companies, I’ve been intrigued by the increasing discussions of ┬áthe relationship between movie consumption and “big data” since I put the finishing touches on the manuscript.

Writing a book in the present tense about events that are still unfolding is often challenging (which is why it’s often tempting to blog about these phenomena instead), but I hope that On-Demand Culture captures something about the spirit of this particular moment in the history of the media industries and that it adds to the ongoing conversation about where these industries are heading.

5 Comments »

  1. Tama Leaver Said,

    July 11, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    Congratulations, Chuck, can’t wait to get my copy in the mail!

  2. Underground Film Links: July 14, 2013 | Underground Film Journal Said,

    July 14, 2013 @ 8:04 am

    [...] Tryon announces that his latest book, On-Demand Culture, is now available. His last book, Reinventing Cinema, was killer, so we’re really looking forward to [...]

  3. Chuck Said,

    July 16, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    Thanks, Tama!

  4. Jonathan Gray Said,

    July 17, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    Really looking forward to this, Chuck!

  5. Chuck Said,

    July 18, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    Thanks, Jonathan!

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