Molia takes a look at the basic principle of P.O.L. with regards to book publishing. He observes that P.O.L publishes everything, including the least interesting books, because it's necessary sometimes to follow fashion, to flog superfluous texts by well-established authors or to seek out scandal in order to sell copies. Molia rationalizes that the literary junk has no other purpose, in the case of the great, heroic publishers, than to finance more or less underground treasures. By publishing an Olivier Adam, a Laurent Gaude, or a Christine Angot novel, one buys oneself the right to publish, rose in teeth, some translations from Hungarian, contemporary poets, essays on literary criticism, and second novels that nobody will buy.