Since the containment, the closure of libraries and the cessation or deferral of thousands of publications, the forums have not failed.
Despite the reopening of the signs, the anxiety remains. And the call launched on Saturday 23 may on the site lemonde.fr is of a different order of magnitude : a collective of 625 players in the book (authors, publishers, booksellers, industry professionals) to ask Emmanuel Macron a recovery plan for the whole sector. The tone is dramatic : "the president of the Republic, don't forget the book ! "read also : the closure of The library Boulinier triggers a wave of emotion and indignation in Paris
And justify the call for help : "the complete closure of The libraries has resulted, for them, a loss of almost all of their revenue and over 80 % for the publishing houses. Distributors, broadcasters, and printers have been heavily affected. The authors, private sales of books and meetings-paid, experienced a loss of income with no previous. The book world is in danger ", it is stressed.
The signatories say their disappointment as Emmanuel Macron urged citizens to read during the confinement : "Alas, the 6 may, Mr. chairman, with your recovery plan for the culture you have chosen not to speak of books or those who write, translate, to publish and sell. Stupor in our ranks. Writing and reading would be forgotten for being too often silent and solitary ? "
" The time is now in doubt and fear. Do we need more, Mr. president, these stories, these myths, these voice and conscience of the powerful to whom so often you refer to yourself ? "Tribune of the 625 players in the book to rescue the different sectors of the edition
When, during the confinement, the debate revolved around the eventual opening of libraries (Bruno Le Maire, minister of the Economy, had raised the possibility), there was no unanimity within the republic of letters, but this time, it seems that all actors agree to launch this appeal.
The list of signatories is impressive, with, of course, the Union's president of publishing, Vincent Mountain, who has not spared his sentence, and Xavier Moni, the chairman of the Union of French bookstores, which had said in the Figaro that the risk of bankruptcy touched all the signs, especially the one that showed signs of structural fragility before the crisis. "We work collectively to devise solutions to avoid any closure," he hammered.
it is Impossible to name all the signatories. Most of the publishers are there, including the former minister of Culture, Françoise Nyssen, booksellers as well. Side authors, we can notice that this time all of the profiles together, the authors of best-sellers (Pierre Lemaitre, the Prix Goncourt, Karine Tuil, Prix Interallié and Goncourt des lycéens), Maylis de Kerangal, as lesser-known authors.
They write : "The time is now in doubt and fear. Do we need more, Mr. president, these stories, these myths, these voice and conscience of the powerful to whom so often you refer to yourself ? These literary creations, however, are the source of the other arts that you have estimated, them, necessary to support. "
you can Bet that this list of 625 players in the book is going to go growing. You just have to hope that the appeal will be heard.The editorial team conseilleIntermittents, shoots, shows... The measures of Macron for the recovery of the cultureLes measures Macron to revive the cultureBruno The Mayor wants to study the re-opening of the bookshops and tance AmazonSujetsBruno The MaireEmmanuel MacronAucun commentaire3570561 profile (not moderate)the 25/05/2020 at 12:42 pm
In my library, I have the novel written by Erich Kästner entitled the 35 May editions of the pocket book.
About the author of the novel, the preface of the book is the following: "Born in Dresden in 1899, Erich Kästner, wrote poems, and then novels for children and adults. Stand-up comedian, he tried with a number of writers of German of the era, to defend the satire, the freedom threatened. In 1933, Hitler ordered the burning of his books, like many others. The works of Kästner have been published throughout the world in thousands of copies. He received, in 1960, the price Hans-Christian Andersen.He died in 1974." a
in The light of this preface, the books are of paramount importance. a