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Negotiating collaborations: booktubers, the publishing industry, and YouTube’s ecosystem

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dc.contributor.author Tomasena, José M.
dc.date.accessioned 2023-01-30T07:34:17Z
dc.date.available 2023-01-30T07:34:17Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Tomasena JM. Negotiating collaborations: booktubers, the publishing industry, and YouTube’s ecosystem. Social Media + Society. 2019 Oct-Dec;5(4):1-12. DOI: 10.1177/2056305119894004
dc.identifier.issn 2056-3051
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/55462
dc.description.abstract BookTubers (from the acronym book + YouTuber) have become key players for the publishing industry, given their influence on children and teens to promote reading and book consumption. Based on an 18-month digital ethnography that combines direct observation, digital interactions on YouTube channels, and other social media and semistructured interviews with 17 Spanish-speaking BookTubers, this study uses Pierre Bourdieu’s concepts of field and capital to analyze how BookTubers negotiate their practices with other agents of the publishing world. This article characterizes the challenges the Spanish-language publishing industry is facing in the context of digitalization to attract readers; describes the position that BookTubers have within the YouTube ecosystem, and how they relate with the platform’s actors, politics, and affordances; and analyzes the exchanges that BookTubers establish with publishers—often referred as collaborations—and their implications for their autonomy. This case study helps to understand how platformization allows new agents to transfer capital gained in social media to other cultural industries.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartof Social Media + Society. 2019 Oct-Dec;5(4):1-12
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2019. Creative Commons Non Commercial CC BY-NC: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons AttributionNonCommercial 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.title Negotiating collaborations: booktubers, the publishing industry, and YouTube’s ecosystem
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2056305119894004
dc.subject.keyword BookTubers
dc.subject.keyword Platformization
dc.subject.keyword YouTube
dc.subject.keyword Digital ethnography
dc.subject.keyword Pierre Bourdieu
dc.subject.keyword Publishing studies
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

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