ALDUS (concluded)

What is ALDUS
Aldus (named after 15th century’s humanist and innovative publisher Aldo Manuzio) is the European Book Fairs’ network, aimed at fostering the internationalization of publishing companies, rights exchange for translations and training opportunities for book professionals, with a focus on the digital shift.

The network
Aldus network originates from a consortium made of the two leading B2B International book fairs (Frankfurt and Bologna) and a rich variety of national book fairs (Rome, Vilnius, Riga, Lisbon and Bucharest). Starting from this kernel, the network has been continuously growing to become fully pan-European and, after one year and half, it already involves 16 European book fairs.

New engaging events
Book fairs are an important occasion for building capacities through professional and cultural programmes, especially in the area of internationalisation, translations, digital shift and audience development. By experimenting with new events formats, more interactive and engaging, Aldus supports book fairs to innovate their programmes, finding new ways to engage their audience.

A community of peers
Aldus is an online community for book professionals ( It allows publishers, translators, literary agents and other book professionals to profile themselves and network with international peers through social networks, sharing ideas and finding new partnership opportunities.

Read the leaflet "How to join"

Join the community

The Knowledge Hub
Aldus is an online Knowledge Hub ( featuring in depth resources and training materials for book professionals and providing networking tools to enhance peer to peer knowledge sharing among participants and the development of professional and social relations. Registered users have access to premium content on the Aldus Knowledge Hub and can subscribe to the Aldus newsletter to stay apprised of events and news.

The European project
Aldus (June 2016 – Sept. 2019) is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme. The partnership includes AIE (Italian Publishers Association - Coordinator) international book fairs (Frankfurt and Bologna), national fairs (Rome, Vilnius, Riga, Lisbon and Bucharest) and the European umbrella organisations of authors (EWC) and publishers (FEP), representing the European Union Prize for Literature.

Website and Community:
Twitter: @aldusnet
LinkedIn: Aldus - European Book Fairs’ network

ALDUS events:

First Innovation Day

The European Bookfairs’ Network ALDUS at the Frankfurt Book Fair

ALDUS publications:

"European Book Fairs. Facts and Figures", available for download here