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