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Audience Issues and Publishing

In an earlier post, I asked whether it’s feasible for an academic that Book #2 or #3 is written for a different/wider/less academic audience than Book #1. While doing some research this evening, I happened to find an example.

Why Video Games Are Good For Your Soul (Publisher: Common Ground, Apr 2005, paperback, 128 pp) – The text is about pleasure and learning. In the introduction, Gee states that the text is for anyone who is interested in video games even though he will talk about game theory. He is quick to qualify “theory” and promises not to engage in too much jargon.

His earlier text is more for an academic audience. What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy (Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; New Ed edition (May 7, 2004), 240 pp)

Other examples?