Oz, Grossman, 270 others sign letter urging Culture Minister Limor Livnat to press passage of 'Book Bill.'
Despite the limits on discounting new books, the authors say it would reduce book prices because publishers would price their offerings reasonably to start with, rather than relying on cut-rate sales to generate demand.
The writers said the intense competition between the two largest bookstore chains, Tzomet Books and Steimatzky, is endangering the viability of many publishers and severely reducing author royalties. Signatories included Yoram Kaniuk, A.B. Yehoshua, Amos Oz, David Grossman, and Sayed Kashua.
Full story at Haaretz