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If you love discounted books, you don’t love their authors

Richard Flanagan (photo credit Joel Saget)
Olivia Lanchester
Michael Robotham (photo credit Tony Mott)
Raymond Bonner
Sunday 26 May 2024
Event Code: 124
How do you support writers if the market for their books is being steadily destroyed?

As bookshops close their doors in record numbers and writers see their income steadily eroding, its time for government to take action. With a simple fix – to stop book discounting for a time after first publication, as many EU countries do. Both writers and independent booksellers would benefit.

Ray Bonner, Richard Flanagan, Olivia Lanchester and Michael Robotham join host of Read This Michael Williams in-conversation.

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