8 November 2009 The book: a work or a commodity

The discussion devoted to the condition of the Polish publishing market attracted a significant portion of the large audience attending the Book Fair in Krakow. Beata Stasińska, Jacek St. Buras, Małgorzata Szczurek, Piotr Marciszuk, Rafał Skąpski and Anna Marchewka talked about the current situation of publishers and the future of literature. One of the most important theses of this meeting concerned the so called “toddlers,” i.e. the smallest publishing institutions which – as the panelists suggested – should be under larger publishing houses’ protection because they bring out real literary gems.