Reading With Writing Created Balancing
The Division of literature and books is not inseparable from the ideals of the literary movement built by Giharu since his book have been printed (the first edition). Giharu as a writer take concentration to fully handle this goals. Creating its media named GSI or Indonesia Literary Movement. GSI discourse is the occurrence of the spreading of balanced knowledge in the subject matter of of thinking through quality writings for the food of mind, one of which of course through the work of literature.
Indonesia Literary Movement (ILM)
ILM or GSI is is a social movement that uses literature and books as a medium to make changes in society. GSI as the early step to liberating the knowledge as it is belongs of the universe. GSI is not focused as a group of literature and books lovers that usually contain a poet, writer and publisher. GSI has completely different goals with others similar movement. GSI is not only have to touch up to the parties who do not have passion for literature and books but should be able to get to the point that does not have access to knowledge. Literature is knowledge at once a mind stimulator in order to choose alignments to nature decisions based on knowledge received.
Target of GSI
GSI has two target delivery of the vision and mission, namely to:
- By the structure of society: The group and the community with poor in reading and low purchasing power
- By region: small towns and vilages
- Liberating knowledge
- To give balance in book industry
- Encourages the birth of creative young writers based local wisdom
GSI has two types of sub division of areas of work, namely:
- A. Sub Division of printing and publishing
- B. Sub Division Reading and Writing
A. The Sub Division of Printing and Publishing
Injustice to the author by book industries of this country that continue to take place without any party concerned either the authority or the author. The book industry is taking ensconce in the armpit of unfair business eventually led a policy of impartially knowledge is a behavior to down grade the human rights.
Commitment to Small Community
Giharu is very consistent and commitment that all the results of his personal writings as well as all writers who joined in the YPG should be printed in a Small Printing Consortium (KPK) that formed YPG. A group of small printing in Yogyakarta as pilot project.
Symbol of Resistance
Empowerment of small printing developed via the Sub Division of Printing and Publishing is the symbol of resistance against the unfair business practices from Giharu as writer for book industry and as one of the strategies get around hijacking by making “the opponent as a friend”. Giharu do inverted contra work with the elegant and smart way. The rule will never be enough to make people do good things, because the rule cannot restrict opportunities and bad intentions. Humane approach is more beneficial for the long term.
Eat To Eat
As we admit, the small-medium printing are sometimes also to be invited to involve in large publishers, but still an unfair practice occurs. The print cost in printing small down price as much as possible, longer of term of payment and so on. The mentality of and ways of doing business like this is emulated by printing small medium that finally they are to be a publisher as well. Then, no wonder, those small-medium scale publishers also make same rule for new writers who not accepted a large Publisher. Then the effect continues, many ‘quick systems’ writers did copy paste others potential selling books. Because low appreciation occurs against a copyright by the author and the publisher then there was hijacking also induce a large publisher. It is very alarming because there is no learning process going on there.
Descriptions of Work
- Phase 1: Partnering with small printing
- Phase 2: Facilitate a printing business activities in a consortium
NOTE: As far as we knew as de facto the consortium was already formed but legally yet, this is due to the initial finance for consortium is not yet adequate. The sales target can reach 30,000-50,000 sets at first phase of sales cycle, then the project consortium can be started.
- Empowerment of Small Printing . Developing equitable opportunities to small printing by publishing for qualified books as well as break the stigma against small printing
- Fairness of Book Industry . Build a fair award to writers because we know the Indonesia book industry has become an oligopoly that controlled a handful group, there has been injustice that hurts the author as well as hamper the developing knowledge freely. The author is the copyright holder thus has no bargaining power at all. We can’t talk to freely knowledge development opportunities if the author is not rewarded with worthy
Description of Small Printing Consortium (KPK)
B. The Sub Divisions of Reading and Writing
Reading a quality writing requires a process of thinking and actually was read is the own mind, when we assume a book is bad, in fact our mind that is hard to digest. Giharu as writer strongly emphasized this matter in the Sub Division of Reading and Writing, other than because of her moral responsibility to the excesses of the promotion of book.
Giharu is very worry with the diminishing idealist writers in this country especially to literature writers. If any they are almost half-dead to present their writing in public because variety of reasons that sometimes can not be accounted for. The reason playing business like publishers prioritize to follow trends readers a reason classic while becoming writers more for self promote to narrow motive. There was a politician willing easy to pay any amount to publisher to self promote only, there is a writer wants to get rich quickly and so on. So much writing that contains ‘motives’ are not in tune with the universe.
- Local Wisdom Basis Writer. The author’s dedication to cultivate local wisdom where they live today already very rare even though we know our country is very rich in literature as a abundance of cultural diversity, language and as archipelago state we have. Giharu hope through these programs in this division is getting a lot of grown young idealist writers who dedicated on their locality
- Quality of Writing. Growing more idealist writers who dedicated the writing to the growth of the values of life are sublime and with joining a qualified curator in this program it should be linear also will affect the quality of the writing. It is very important for the simple ideals offered by Giharu
- Reader Access. Opening access to qualified writing widest through various forms and ways that can be translated in a more sincere, like a Village Traveling Library Program, e-book, reader’s and writer’s corner
Main Work Program
Sub Division of Reading and Writing has three main tasks program that will be implemented in 1-3 years ahead, which:
1. Description of Simple Talks Program (SSB)
2. Description of Village Traveling Library Program (PKD)
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3. Description of Reading and Writing Vehicle Program (WMM)
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A Special Work Program
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