Top publisher stops accepting new writers as protest against bookselling duopoly

04.06.2012                      14.Siwan. 5772

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Top publisher stops accepting new writers as protest against bookselling duopoly

Publisher criticizes the Knesset for its delay in passing a law intended to protect authors and increase competition in the publishing sector.

The New Library literary imprint has announced that it has stopped accepting book manuscripts from new writers, as a protest against what it terms the intolerable situation of the local book market.
According to a notice of the decision that was posted on the imprint's website over the weekend, New Library will "continue to publish translations as well as original works by authors whose books we have published previously, but as long as the book market continues to behave as it has, we will not continue to look for new voices"….