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What to say, and where to say it? Open Letter from Independent Publishers to authors and intellectuals committed to a fairer world, July 2020

“Now that we have entered the 21st century, it is difficult to dissociate the end from the means: what to say, and where to say it? Thus, we find that many authors seeking to promote debate, creativity and critical thinking, justice and equality are published by large conglomerates with multiple editorial labels. Isn’t the transformative power of these works reduced to nothing when they plunge into the workings of the entertainment industry? It is a fact that transnational corporations, (...)

Mapping public book policies in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar

An unprecedented mapping of policies supporting reading and books in 22 countries, which can be consulted and downloaded online: publicbookpolicies.alliance-editeurs.org Arising from the observation of the lack of data on public book policies in regions where the member publishers of the Alliance operate, particularly in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa, the public book policy mapping project is the result of several years of collaboration between book and publishing professionals, (...)

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logoInternational Conference of Independent publishers 2019-2021

The first videos of the Conference here: Abidjan (May 2019); Santiago de Chile (October 2019) The complete presentation of the meeting is being finalized... already, some elements on this event: the Conference is a process carried out over 3 years. It has commenced in 2019, with several workshops and meetings: Madrid (April 2019), Geneva (May 2019), Abidjan (May 2019), Santiago de Chile (October 2019). The Conference will continue well into 2020… to end in 2021 in Pamplona, Basque Country (...)

logoCall for papers (Bibliodiversity Journal): “The ecological, sustainable and socially responsible book”

At a time when environmental concerns are becoming ever greater and when traditional production patterns are increasingly called into question, does such a thing as an ecological, sustainable and socially responsible book exist? Could we envisage publishing houses and the book industry making environmental worries and social obligations and responsibilities central to all they do? And what would each of these terms actually mean in this context? Would it be better to talk of the “sustainable (...)

logoWomenList: A thematic and international selection - Frankfurt Book Fair 2018

<![endif]--> More than 30 novels, short stories, essays and comics on feminism, women’s struggles, their emancipation across the world – these titles are from independent publishers’ lists from all continents. There is a resurgence of the Women’s Movement following #MeToo and other events and a greater awareness of structural violence against women. Now is the time to know about books being published all around the world by independent publishers, in different languages and across a (...)
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