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.

FEP is leader of the work package dedicated to dissemination and exploitation of project results, for which it will rely on its publisher associations network, its links with other European associations representing the cultural and creative industries, and its specific experience in leading dissemination in other European projects. FEP will contribute to the surveys to be carried out within the projects and organise Aldus Up sessions in its institutional meetings. FEP will also continue building synergies with the European Union Prize for Literature.

Aldus Up Leaflet

Project CoordinatorAIE (Italian Publishers Association)