'The influence of the war on Dutch book production 1913-1920'
The article deals with book production in the Netherlands in the years 1913-1920.
Data presented in the article reveals that the First World War had a significant impact on Dutch book production, with a strong decline in the first years of the war followed by a slow increase to pre-war levels by 1920. However, what this analysis shows is that books are considered solely as trade products and their literary value and content are not taken into account. We also see the influence of German and Allied cultural policies on the Dutch book market. The article was published in Nieuwsblad voor den boekhandel, a newspaper produced in cooperation with the Association for the Promotion of the Interests of Booksellers, one of the largest associations for Dutch publishers.