Fixed book prices as a policy element in a strategy on literature and language (.pdf)

« This summary captures a two-day program of presentations and panel discussions given at the seminar “fixed book prices as a policy element in a strategy on literature and language” which took place from the 5 th – 6 th of March 2015 in Oslo. The event brought together more than 60 researchers, publishers, booksellers and authors from more than 15 countries in Europe. In the light of digitalization and globalization, new challenges and possibilities concerning cultural policies emerge. Fair competition, as well as the availability, diversity and development of literature are important issues. The aim of the seminar was to identify what we know about the effects of different policy instruments in different countries, but also examine existing research on the subject and discuss possible new initiatives for research and information sharing. Furthermore, the seminar provided a valuable networking opportunity and set the stage for further cooperation (…) »