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Children’s Books Hotlist

The Children’s Book HotList highlights children’s books from independent publishers in Africa, Latin America and Europe. It is launched during the 2021 Bologna Children’s Book Fair, on June 14. Comprising books from 16 countries, 36 publishing houses and 14 categories, this HotList represents the richness and diversity of independent publishing for youth and children’s literature. You can find a book by searching its country, publisher or literary genre. If you are interested in a book, (...)

Meetings of the International Conference in Pamplona, 23-26 November, 2021

Practical information • Dates: 23-26 November 2021 • In partnership with the Navarra Book Fair and the Association of Independent Publishers from Navarre • 4 days of meetings, discussions and workshops in 4 languages (Basque, Spanish, French and English) • Actors of the book ecosystem: publishers, booksellers, librarians, authors, etc. • Academics • Representatives of solidarity and civil society initiatives • Representatives of public authorities • 50 countries represented Pamplona-Iruña (...)

Focus

logoHotList Arab world

While the Arab world shares a language, the Arabic language, which has cemented its culture over centuries, it is far from being the only one. From the Maghreb to the Mashreq, from the Horn of Africa to Cham, this immense space covers a diversity of realities. Linguistic diversity is therefore inherent to it. More than 30 independent publishing houses from 7 countries (Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar, Syria and Tunisia) and 9 languages offer you an immersion in the literature, (...)

logoAn international selection of music, films and books: in 2021, let’s celebrate bibliodiversity together!

In 2021, we would like to share with you the highlights and cultural inspirations of the independent publishers who make up the strength of our network: international playlists and selections of music, books and films recommended by the members of the Alliance. To be discovered every week on our social media (Facebook; Twitter; Youtube and Instagram) and throughout the year on the Alliance website... Follow us to broaden your musical, literary and cinematographic horizons! On Youtube, (...)

logoWhat 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, (...)
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