A few words about the ’éditions le P’tit gavroche’ in english
jeudi 20 novembre 2008, par Esteban
A few words about the ’éditions le P’tit gavroche’
in english *
- The project of the ’éditions le P’tit gavroche’ and the website www.guidaltern.org :
( * please forgive us for the bad english, it will be better as soon as possible !)
We are numerous to believe that our life deserves better than this always bad news broadcasted by TV, press or radios, and i wanted to build a project in which we could present what we love (instead of what we fear : "wars, terrorism, murders, violence, suicide, workless or homeless people...").
First the idea was then to gather informations, addresses of alternatives associations, in link with ecology, solidarity, humour, no capitalist spirit, and human size, in order to publish it in some quite little pocket books, some cheap paperguides, sold in any bookshops in France (...and all over the world) for 10 euros maximum (or even less).
The kind of book that everyone can find or command in any bookshops, and that anybody can buy even if he’s not very rich.
Our first guide was dedicated to the alternative medias (reviews, free radios, associative televisions, websites...), was called ’ Devenons des médias alternatifs ! ’ (and subtitled : ) ’ Guide des médias alternatifs et des sources d’informations différentes ’ , and was released in September 2006, just a few days before The Etats généraux des médias indépendants" in Saint Denis near Paris (search the exact link on the website www.acrimed.org). A book of 365 pages fulled with more than 600 alternative medias described, and print on recycled paper, and sold 10 euros, no more.
This first guide was a pretty little success, and lots of national medias in France made good chronicles on it (Libération, Le Canard Enchaïné, Le Monde Diplomatique, Politis, S !lence...).
More than 2000 copies of this first guide have ever been sold in France and also elsewhere (Belgium, Austria....). The second edition of this paperguide will be released in March-April 2009, with a new name : ’ Medialtern’ ’ (but still with the same subtitle), and should be a little bit bigger, with more french and english medias from outside of France’s borders (with canadian and american medias, for example).
The following alternative paperguides to be published in 2009, 2010 ... will be dedicated to a special topic (Festivals & social forums ; Formations ; children... : in a collection called ’ Ecopilotes ’ ) or to a special area (french regions, Paris... : in a collection called ’ Ecocités ’ ).
----> To know more about it, to help us, or to ask us some question,
contact us by mail or e-mail :
. : Contact :.
éditions le P’tit gavroche,
84 montée de la grande côte,
69001 Lyon - France
@ E-mail : ptitgavroche (at) gmail.com
Website & catalog : www.guidaltern.org
(to be continued ......)