Assembly of Swiss and Francophone publishers at the Geneva Book and Press Fair (Switzerland), 26 and 27 April 2017

For the 3rd year in a row, the Assembly of Swiss and Francophone publishers will be held during the Geneva Book Fair. Taking the opportunity of having several Swiss and francophone publishers’ representatives, these meetings will be held over two days: the first day will examine the issues of book exportation and circulation in the Francophone space, while the second will focus on the issue of who will take over the publishing profession in Switzerland. New in 2017, practical workshops in (...)

Public book policies in the Arab world and viewpoints of Chile and France / Tunis Book Fair (Tunisia), 24 March – 2 April 2017

In partnership with the Tunis Book Fair and the Union of Tunisian Publishers, and thanks to the support of the Fondation de France and the French Institutes of Tunis and Beirut, the Alliance will organise a day focusing on public book policies in the Arab world, on Thursday 30 March. Publishers from Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia will present a panorama of public book policies in their respective countries: Chilean and French publishers will speak on what is being implemented (...)


logo2017 programme of the Alliance

Read on the attached document the 2016 highlights and the 2017 plan of the Alliance!

logoPublishers portraits

Discover and understand publishers’ backgrounds and their publications, and listen to the voice of independent publishers… consult unprecedented publishers portraits in this section! In the context of a partnership with online magazine ActuaLitté, an interview with a publisher member of the Alliance is regularly published. Discover the interviews: * Élodie Comtois (Écosociété publishers in Québec), * Samar Haddad (Atlas Publishing in Syria), * Marie Michèle Razafintsalama (Jeunes malgaches (...)

logoEuropean collectives and International Committee of independent publishers meeting, Paris, 15-17 October 2016

Representatives from 6 European collectives (Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, Russia and Switzerland) will meet in Paris, at the invitation of the International Committee of independent publishers (ICIP). The main objectives of this meeting are to share knowledge, discuss business issues, plan partnerships, and build the foundations for future exchanges. This is only the first step towards strengthening an independent publishing open to the world, and guaranteeing bibliodiversity. A part (...)