Authors demand protection from royalty-cutting book chains

22.05.2012                      01.Siwan. 5772                    Rosch Chodesch; Tag 45 des Omer

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Authors demand protection from royalty-cutting book chains

Oz, Grossman, 270 others sign letter urging Culture Minister Limor Livnat to press passage of 'Book Bill'.

Over 270 writers, translators and editors signed a letter to Culture and Sports Minister Limor Livnat, urging her to continue pressing for protection of Israeli authors' royalties.
The letter was written as Livnat prepares to submit a bill that would bar retailers from discounting new books for the first 18 months after publication. It provides authors with an eight percent royalty on the first 6,000 copies sold, and 10 percent thereafter. Retailers would be allowed to lower prices for Hebrew Book Week and before holidays….