International Alliance of Independent Publishers (AEI)

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The International Alliance of independent publishers is a professional collective convening more than 550 independent publishing houses, from 52 countries around the world. Created as an association in 2002, it is composed of 6 language networks (English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Persian). Members of the Alliance are publishing houses and national publisher collectives.

The Alliance’s activities promote and strengthen bibliodiversity (cultural diversity applied to the world of the book).


  • Support bibliodiversity and independent publishing through a professional solidarity network

  • Support the creation of national, regional and international book policies

  • Reaffirm and defend freedom and equity of speech

  • Strengthen collaborative spaces and innovate to respond to tomorrow’s changes and issues

  • Re-instate equilibrium between book exporting countries and importing countries

  • Develop and strengthen intercultural sharing

Modes of action

  • training
  • networking of actors
  • books, reviews publishing
  • development of participatory tools and methods

Target audience

  • policy-makers
  • citizens

Thematic areas

  • responsibility
  • ethics
  • information
  • culture