Why Norway is the best place in the world to be a writer  

written by Evan Hughes. added over 3 years ago by @icyflame ARCHIVES

norway books publishing    

All published material in Norway is required by law to be deposited in the the National Library, and the library is currently digitizing everything in its collection. Everyone in the country will be able to view the material free online; for books under copyright, the patron will be able to access the text but not download it. So long as a new Norwegian book passes quality control, Arts Council Norway purchases 1,000 copies of it to distribute to libraries – or 1,550 copies if it's a children’s book. The purchasing scheme, I was told, keeps alive many small publishers that could not otherwise exist.

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