A growing concentration of publications and distribution within industrial and financial groups and the emergence of independent publishers of New England in the book chain. This resistance, independent publishers believed that by preserving each of its features, its individuality, its difference, they would be better able to provide this by uniting in associations. Noting the lack of consideration of our features by the National Union of Publishers, we decided to organize. Another book is an associative alternative to the National Publishing Union. Another book now includes more than 180 independent publishers throughout France and in several countries: Belgium, Switzerland, Spain.
The Association also seeks to unite all those who, professional or not, recognize themselves for their own purposes. Make voices heard from independent publishers With a plan for books and reading. With claims of another BOOK for independent publication. Various actions in coordination with groups of booksellers, authors, to protect the unique price of the book, special postal rate, etc.
Work with independent publishers and not with them. Each year, another BOOK organizes publishing seminars and an international exhibition of independent publishers, thanks to the support and commitment of communities and elected officials who trust and understand the richness of this initiative to defend editorial pluralism. We present the work of independent publishers, and this is a great opportunity for an exchange to warn citizens about the situation with the book and its role in discussing ideas and social connection. This show, which was visited by more than 6,000 people in 2016, became the main exhibition of independent publishers.
It makes a name for itself as an alternative to the national book fair in Paris. The association promotes reciprocal actions that can be carried out in the regions by member publishers. Another BOOK has created a website that allows publishers to submit their books and associations in order to present their goals and their actions. On this, each publisher member can create his own space and personalized detailed editor, offer his full catalog with a separate file for each heading, publish news, participate in the “publishers calendar”, announce signatures, launch evenings, participate in exhibitions and order by mail . Each month, participants receive an email “letter” in which news about the association is reported, and the events of each member of the publishing house are transmitted through the association to social networks and other means of communication.
It is significant that still a large number of “old houses” of the publishing house are called “bookstore” in their name. This, in my opinion, illustrates the dual role of the publisher, both the creator and distributor of the products. The traditional scheme of the author, who brings his manuscript, describes only part of the problem. Of course, a publisher like Gallimar receives 5,000 manuscripts per year. But the same house Gallimard says that he wants to work with writers for a long time, and it is easy to imagine the role that a literary director can play in the formation of talent. In places other than literature, reality is often very different. The publisher should find out that this topic should be addressed, and find the author, whom he considers the most able to write a book. It is also important, important, to form the object that will be the book. Previously, the impression was integrated (Berger Levro). Now we are subcontracting. It remains to pay everyone: the author, his potential co-authors – the book more and more combines the efforts of the producers (paper, printing, binding). To pay, you need to sell, that is, distribute an object that is not an object like the others.
Initially, the publisher was simply trying to sell to the public, which was held in front of his bookstores. Then he began selling to his colleagues in other cities, using a catalog whose reference prices were those that he practiced for his audience. This form of skill has not disappeared. Publishing remains a relatively non-concentrated profession: 400 houses with a turnover of 200,000 francs per year or more were saved in 1978 for the annual statistical survey S.N.E. If there are publishers of booksellers, then there are authors of publishers, the most famous of which are probably. This is basically a phenomenon of the inventor, who begins to produce and sell the new product that he has developed. It was and is still visible. From there, what can I call an industrial editor? Firstly, to the inevitable consequences of the development of any enterprise. Due to the initial successes, a small team has become a company with a large number of employees, a formal structure.