In 1771 the Encyclopedia Britannica was published in Scotland.
The 'Illustrated London News' used woodcuts and engravings for the first time in 1842, meaning that illustrated journals became exceedingly popular. Richard Hoe, in 1851, patented the first rotary press which enabled printing to be both quicker and cheaper - the New York Times debuted costing just a penny.
The Copyright Act came into force in 1891 - this prohibited the reprinting of English books in paperback making them virtually non-existent. However, in 1936 Allen Lane's Penguin Press re-introduced the paperback with 'Gone With The Wind' by Margaret Mitchell.
1950 saw Charles Schulz introduce the 'Peanuts' comic strip and Rolling Stone, in 1967, spawned the popularity of special-interest and regional magazines.