Aldus Up builds upon the successful experience of Aldus, the European Book Fairs network promoting the internationalization of the book sector and the innovation of book fairs formats.
Aldus Up will develop studies, surveys and initiatives addressing core topics for the book sector: trends and promotion of translations in Europe, changes in reading habits – with particular attention to the impact of digitisation – innovation for books and reading promotion, new models for book fairs to develop and engage with their audience, foster transnational mobility of book professionals and increase inclusivity for specific target groups, in particular visually impaired people, linguistic minorities and migrants.
Publications and information resources developed by Aldus Up will be presented in dedicated events hosted by European book fairs and made available online in form of articles, in-depth analyses and studies on the Aldus Up knowledge platform K-HUB, including some exclusive contents for members of the Aldus Community.
The European Book Fairs network launched by Aldus and featuring both international and national manifestations, either oriented to the professional audience or to the general audience of readers will continue to grow during Aldus Up – contact us if your book fair is interested to join!
Aldus Up – Building Bridges in the Book World – is a large-scale cooperation project co-funded in the framework of Creative Europe Programme 2014-2020 coordinated by the Italian Publishers Association (AIE).
In line with the richness and variety of the European book sector, the Aldus up partnership features both international and domestic book-fairs, national and European publishers’ associations and organizations with consolidated know-how and experiences in the areas of activities addressed by the project.
AIE (Italian Publishers Association)
AIE is the association for Italian book publishers since 1869. It counts around 400members, which represent around 90% of the total national book sector. Besides the traditional lobbying activities, AIE..
APEL is the Portuguese Publishers and Booksellers Association, a national non-profit organization of public utility, established since 1927. APEL represents, manages, promotes and defends generally speaking the publishing industry, in..
Boek.be is the non-profit centre of competence for the Flemish book trade. It serves and brings together the different book publisher situated in Flanders, the Dutch speaking part of Belgium…
BolognaFiere is one of the world’s leading Trade Fair centres. A business platform hosting major world Trade Fairs, each year BolognaFiere caters for some 21,000 exhibitors and nearly 1,300,000 international..
Ediser is the service company owned by AIE. It organises in Rome a book fair dedicated to small publishers only, Più Libri Più Liberi. In 2015 the fair had 378..
FEP is an independent, non-commercial umbrella association representing 28 national associations of book publishers of the EU and of the European Economic Area and candidate countries. FEP is therefore the..
FGSR is a non-for-profit devoted from 1981 to the reading promotion, libraries, training of professionals and research on reading behaviour and innovation within the publishing industry. Since 1985 FGSR opened..
Fondazione LIA is a non-profit organization that promotes the culture of accessibility in the publishing field. Its goal is to allow print impaired readers to choose how, when and, above..
The Frankfurt Book Fair is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with 7,100 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, around 270,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and around 9,300..
With currently some 32,000 students, 13 percent of them from abroad, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is one of Germany’s largest universities. Annually, about 660 PhD students complete their studies at..
Literatur- und Contentmarketing Ges.m.b.H. is a subsidiary of the Austrian Publishers and Booksellers Association, which has been representing the interests of booksellers, publishers, delivery agents, publishing house representatives and antiquarian..
The LGA (Latvian Publishers Association – LGA) is the trade association for Latvian publishers operating in Latvia who publish books and digital products in Latvian. The Association was founded in..
Lietuvos leideju asociacija (Lithuanian Publishers Association, LLA) was founded in 1989. Its functions include representation of the public opinion of its members on the national level and the introduction of..
The Norwegian Publishers Association (NPA) is a trade organisation for publishers. Our members represent approximately 76 % of the sales from publishers to booksellers in the country. We manage joint..
The Romanian Publishers Association (AER) upholds and defends the rights of its members, in relation to public authorities, unions or other legal entities. It is tasked with monitoring the fair..