Friday, October 30, 2009

The Entertainment Industry: An Introduction - NEW Text Book Now Published by CABI

I am delighted to announce that 16 months hard work has now come to fruition with the creation of a new Entertainment Industry text book. The book entitled 'The Entertainment Industry: An Introduction' is designed to help plug a current gap in the market with regards to up-to-date academic texts around the entertainment industry. It profiles in-depth 18 distinct sectors of the entertainment industry, looking at: history and background; contemporary issues; organisational case studies; and predicted future trends for each sector. The entertainment industry sectors covered within the book are: staged story and variety; music; bars, pubs and clubs; cinema and film; broadcast media; audio-visual media; the Internet; gaming; printed media; commercial gambling; spectator sports; thrillertainment; edutainment; sellertainment; culturtainment; spiritual entertainment; health entertainment; and adult entertainment.

I am both editor and lead author for the book. My present work role is that of Senior Lecturer and Teacher Fellow within the Centre for Research & Education in Entertainment & Arts Management (CREEAM) at Leeds Metropolitan University. CREEAM colleague Ben Walmsley has also contributed the second chapter of the book on 'staged story and variety'. Due to the very diverse nature of the entertainment industry, the book required a broad range of academic expertise, and additionally features a host of other Leeds Met contributors, as well as academics from other UK universities, Germany, India and New Zealand.

The book is now available to order from CABI here -

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