The Roles of Publishing Industries in Joining Indonesian Literatures into the World Literary Citizen

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The development of technology and information results in a significant impact on the existence of Indonesian literature. This also happens with the relationship between authors and publishing industries that plays an important role in raising literary works. In this case the publishing industries will select literary works with a good quality and energy, so that the works are suitable for being read by a wide community, including being able to be accessed by the world community. The publishing companies are always trying to make the published works accepted by the readers and well sold. There are many Indonesian literary works (novels) published in various foreign languages. This shows that Indonesian novels have been succeeding in creating certain readers in the world. Other literary works also give deep nsights and mental experiences the readers feel. Moreover, literary works may be able to give new experiences that might not been felt by readers. It is these experiences that may enrich a mental treasure for the readers to develop empathic and sympathetic power, critical attitudes, and sensitivity to social conditions. In this case literary works prove to the world that they may influence and change mind set and also people’s attitudes into good reading citizens. Their Sensitivity to a taste will be well sharpened if they are able to comprehend the works deeply. Therefore, the function of publishing companies, besides economic aspect,   may also results in a value of habit for the community to sharpen their mental aspect after reading the literary works.

Keywords: literary publishing industries, creative process, mental richness, economic function

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