Transmission and renewal. How do we ensure the continued existence of businesses in the book trade?

Order this issue in digital format here (in French). Sale price (digital format - PDF): 5 euros ISBN: 978-2-490855-51-3 Published: 23 March 2023 The Bibliodiversité review is co-published by Double ponctuation and the International Alliance of Independent Publishers. See all previous issues of the review here (“Inclusion and Diversity in the Book Industry”, “The Alternatives. Ecology, social economy: the future of the book?”, “Minority Languages”, “Public Book Policies”, “Self-Publishing”, (...)

Alliance’s programme for 2023

Among the Alliance’s flagship projects in 2023: Bibliodiversity Observatory • Bibliodiversity Observatory thematic working groups (book ecology, digital, freedom to publish and public book policies) • Adding content to and updating the Guide to Good Practice • Developing a logo/label illustrating the principles of the Guide to Good Practice • Publishing the next issue of the Bibliodiversité review “Transmission and renewal. How to secure the future of companies in the book world?” (March 2023) (...)


logoGuide to good practice

Why have a Guide? This Guide is based on ideas, discussions, round tables and workshops prior to and during the International Conference of Independent Publishers in Pamplona-Iruñea (23-26 November 2021). The objectives of this guide are to: • suggest lines of approach and actions for publishers who are members of the International Alliance of Independent Publishers, and to book professionals more broadly; • help implement and put into practice the principles and values defended by the (...)

logoVandana Shiva, author and activist (India), Bibliodiversity Ambassador of the Alliance

“I wouldn’t have written the many books if I didn’t have publishers who were sensitive, publishers who had their own networks, publishers who worked with my philosophy of smallness is beautiful, smallness in self-organised form is largeness—it is largeness of mind, it is largeness of heart, it is largeness in terms of expanding the possibilities of humanity and the earth in a time where the dominant economy would like to shrink those possibilities.” “If you were not as diverse as you are and if (...)

logoPamplona-Iruñea Declaration ’for independent, decolonial, ecological, feminist, free, social and solidarity-based publishing’

Gathered in the city of Pamplona-Iruñea from 23 to 26 November 2021 at the fourth International Conference of Independent Publishers, organised in partnership with EDITARGI (Association of Independent Publishers of Navarre), we, the publishers of the International Alliance of Independent Publishers (IAIP), reaffirm our commitment to: the cultural, social and political character of books and reading; the democratisation of books in our societies; reading as an emancipatory practice that (...)