Being a writer in Armenia is a 'luxury.'
"The writer has to reckon with the fact that his books are not sold, he has to live on the limited means he has," said writer Zaven Boyajyan.
He stressed that today writers face a major problem in Armenia as they cannot earn their daily bread and there is no state care.
"Sometimes, writers have to do other work and compose in their spare time," he added.
Zaven Boyajyan also said that people cannot afford to buy books because they do not have money.
Armen Martirosyan, Director of "Antares" Publishing House, said that the level of people's literacy is determined by that of the authorities.
"Five percent will read, five percent will not, but 90 percent will visit the places where the authorities go," he said.
Yerevan was officially declared the World Book Capital 2012.
Writer Aram Pachyan says it did not give anything to him. "I would like to see new bookstores in Yerevan and, more discussions on literature instead of empty talks and formal events," he said.