The pain of market forces: Czech, Hungarian and Polish publishing in transition

The pain of market forces: Czech, Hungarian and Polish publishing in transition L O G O S The pain of market forces: Czech, Hungarian and Polish publishing in transition jAgnes Gulyas A native Hungarian, Agnes Gulyas is a postgraduate student in the Department of Print Media, Publishing and Communication at Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is engaged in research into the developments in the book publishing and print media industries in Central and Eastern European countries since the end of communism. T h e transformation of t h e book industries of the Czech Republic, H u n g a r y a n d P o l a n d , following the collapse of communism, has been unprecedent- edly rapid and profound. A l l of t h e publishing industries of t h e former S o v i e t Bloc countries shared roughly t h e same centralized structure and strict controls. T h e b o o k markets of these three countries, however, have made more progress in the transition from a c o m m a n d to a market economy t h a n in the other post-communist societies. In the bookshops of Prague, Budapest and Warsaw there is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Logos Brill

The pain of market forces: Czech, Hungarian and Polish publishing in transition

Logos , Volume 7 (4): 278 – Jan 1, 1996

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BRILL
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© 1996 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0957-9656
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1878-4712
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10.2959/logo.1996.7.4.278
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L O G O S The pain of market forces: Czech, Hungarian and Polish publishing in transition jAgnes Gulyas A native Hungarian, Agnes Gulyas is a postgraduate student in the Department of Print Media, Publishing and Communication at Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is engaged in research into the developments in the book publishing and print media industries in Central and Eastern European countries since the end of communism. T h e transformation of t h e book industries of the Czech Republic, H u n g a r y a n d P o l a n d , following the collapse of communism, has been unprecedent- edly rapid and profound. A l l of t h e publishing industries of t h e former S o v i e t Bloc countries shared roughly t h e same centralized structure and strict controls. T h e b o o k markets of these three countries, however, have made more progress in the transition from a c o m m a n d to a market economy t h a n in the other post-communist societies. In the bookshops of Prague, Budapest and Warsaw there is

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