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Babelica’s first edition, from 20 to 22 September 2022!

From 20 to 22 September, on the occasion of the International Day of Bibliodiversity, take part in the 1st edition of the Babelica Fair! The Babelica Fair, through its online platform, will highlight the diversity of international independent publishing for three days. Babelica will also offer meetings, debates and round-tables discussions, to be followed live and in several languages. Among the events not to be missed on 21 September: a round-table discussion dedicated to the collective (...)

Inclusion and diversity in the book industry

To order this title digitally (in French), it’s here! Sales price (digital copy – PDF version): 5 Euros ISBN: 978-2-490855-27-8 Publication: February 2022 Presentation The world of books and writing is not necessarily diverse. Like all places of power, whether real or symbolic, it does not escape the forms of exclusion and predation that can be observed elsewhere in society. By deliberately favouring a plurality of approaches to the question of inclusion, this issue of the journal attempts (...)

Focus

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 (...)

logoDjaïli Amadou Amal, author (Cameroon), Bibliodiversity Ambassador of the Alliance

“More than ever, the future of the book—namely its diversity and promotion of minority and alternative voices—rests on the shoulders of independent editors, who give life to the book’s cultural necessity through their commitment, convictions, and attachment to causes that break with the lone dictature of capitalism.” “My third novel, Munyal ; les larmes de la patience (forthcoming in English translation in October 2022 as The Impatients), is now available in many Francophone African countries (...)

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 (...)
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