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What freedom of publishing for independent publishers? Study initiated and coordinated by the Alliance, 2018-2019

An unprecedented study to be published in September 2019, initiated and coordinated by the Alliance! A sociological survey conducted by Anne-Marie Voisard, Quebec researcher (MA on strategic lawsuits against public participation and legal repression of freedom of speech from the University of Montréal); a historical introduction by Jean-Yves Mollier, French historian. Since the creation of the Alliance, publishers – custodians of freedom of speech alongside journalists, authors, bloggers, (...)

Indie Book Day, 24 March 2018

On Saturday 24 March, independent publishers and booksellers propose readers to celebrate Indie Book Day. The principle is simple: you just need to go in your favourite independent bookshop, to buy a book published by an independent publisher. Then, you are invited to share a picture of the book on the social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…), with the hashtag #indiebookday. Indie Book Day aims to highlight the creativity, diversity and dynamism of independent publishing and make (...)

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logoDigital printing of books in West and Central Africa and Madagascar

Feasibility study on the establishment of digital printing structures for independent publishers, by Gilles Colleu (November 2017) Among the 80 recommendations of the International Assembly of independent publishers (2012-2014), independent publishers called on public authorities and international organisations to “contribute and support the establishment of in-country digital printers and printing facilities, on demand (including in sub-Saharan African) to promote access to books”. The (...)

logoPublishers portraits

Discover publishers’ backgrounds, get to know their work and their publications, and listen to the voice of independent publishers… by reading the exclusive publishers portraits in this section! In partnership with the online magazine ActuaLitté, interviews with publishers member of the Alliance are regularly added here. Explore the interviews: * Élodie Comtois (Écosociété publishers in Québec), * Samar Haddad (Atlas Publishing in Syria), * Marie Michèle Razafintsalama (Jeunes malgaches in (...)

logo80 recommendations & tools in support of bibliodiversity

These 80 recommendations are built on the principles upheld in the 2014 International Declaration of independent publishers, an important document promoting bibliodiversity, signed on September 20th 2014, by more than 400 independent publishers from 45 countries. They raise the necessary prerequisites, divided by themes, for the development, maintenance and strengthening of bibliodiversity in concerned countries. Some recommendations are accompanied by tools and projects (existing or to be (...)
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