Electric Literature shared an informative timeline of printed word, from a first known printed book, to 3D printing, complete with how particular technologies work.
It’s not the first infographic showing a history of the book, printed word, and publishing. Have a look at:
- From tablet to tablet – a short history of reading (infographic)
- The evolution of publishing from 15th century to today (infographic)
- The timeline of published word (infographic)
- Printing history timeline (infographic)
- A brief history of publishing (infographic)
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- Forbidden books from around the world (infographic)
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- How to write, promote, and sell an ebook – in 9 easy steps (infographic)
- 11 famous books that began as dreams (infographic)
- Simple tips to help read quicker and comprehend more (infographic)