How did a new reading public emerge with the printing revolution?

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How did a new reading public emerge with the printing revolution?
Answer:

  • Access to books created a new culture of reading. Earlier reading was restricted to the elites.
  • Before the age of print, books were not only expensive but they could not be produced in sufficient numbers.
  • Now books could reach out to the wider sections of people. If there was a ‘hearing public’ earlier, now a ‘reading public’ emerged.