Livros de Areia

sexta-feira, 11 de julho de 2008

Da diversidade na imprensa

"If we look back into America's past, it's surprising to see how much healthier book publishing used to be. In the 1940's, for example, an average issue of the New York Times Book Review was sixty-four pages long, twice the length of the current Sunday section. Hundreds of publishing houses had books reviewed and advertised in those pages. The infrastructure of small publishing houses and independent bookstores and book clubs that existed in the 194o's was capable of reaching a very large audience effectively. The changes of recent decades have not been motivated by the need for higher efficiency or greater effectiveness. They have come about through a change of ownership and purpose."
(André Schiffrin, The business of books, p. 8, Verso, New York, 2000)