What is an independent publisher? What is a “creative publisher”? Can a large group be an independent publisher? How can a publisher, in the context of concentration and financial constraints, stay independent in daily life, while maintaining its activist role?
Such are the questions that Gilles Colleu confronts in his work Independent Publishers: moving from the age of reason on to the attack? (“Éditeurs indépendants: de l’âge de raison vers l’offensive?”). Far from any caricature, Gilles uses sound and engaging reasoning based on a “certain idea” of publishing to show us some characteristics that make the creative independent publisher a major actor, and a natural defender, of book diversity.
“Independent Publishers: moving from the age of reason on to the attack?”
Alliance of Independent Publishers
Collection “État des lieux de l’édition” (“Reports on the publishing world”)
160 pages, 10 € in France
ISBN 13: 978-2-9519747-2-2