New Delhi: Against the backdrop of an increasing tendency among the mainstream Indian publishers to give preference to what they feel will sell more in the market, poet-politician Kumar Vishwas said on Thursday that publishers should confine themselves to the management of the business instead of regulating what needs to be read. He was speaking in the context of several good authors facing rejection as their work did not appeal to a few who stood in judgement at FICCI’s annual conference “PubliCon 2018” on the theme “Publishing in Indian Languages”.
Vishwas said that the readers were the link between publishers and writers and the onus of what is to be read should be left to the judgement of the readers. He said that it was the responsibility of publishers to seek out creative writers who deal with contemporary issues. “Creativity is all pervasive and I firmly believe that there is still a great respect for the written word,” he said. (IANS)