Independent publishers and the social critique[Research paper] by Fleur d'Harcourt

2012-02-05

Fleur D'Harcourt was part of the “Alternative Management” third year program in HEC in 2010. She also studies at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, holds a bachelor in history and a master degree in literature from Paris IV University. She is very interested in contemporary literature and novels, and would like to work, after having spent one exchange semester at Columbia University, upon the problematics of books and edition in the digital era.

An efflorescence of small and subversive independent publishing houses has, over the last decade, made a dent in the traditionally conformist world of publishing houses. Independent publishing houses have now become central actors in the dissemination of the social critique.This rise has probably been caused by the penetration of Internet in our daily lives and by the recrudescence of social movements. We can now wonder at which costs, under which conditions these publishing houses have become more present in the public debates and try to evaluate the viability of the business models of these artisanal firms, in a world that is dominated by giants with an industrial production. This research will try to bring answers to these questions through an analysis of the problematics linked to the production and diffusion of books.

Quote article  Fleur d'Harcourt, « Independent publishers and the social critique », 05 february 2012, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Research paper]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/235.sls

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