CNL makes a stand on event fees

CNL makes a stand on event fees

The French National Book Centre (Centre National du Livre, CNL) will cut subsidies for the 90-plus book fairs and literary festivals it supports next year if organisers do not agree to pay authors for giving talks and participating in debates. 

Meetings are being held with organisers, none of whom have rejected the idea so far, according to CNL president Vincent Monadé. 

For the past 30 years, only the half dozen children’s book fairs in France and a handful of other events have paid authors for presentations, and book signings, which the CNL is excluding from its new arrangement. There a...

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