AIE (Associazione Italiana Editori) is the trade association, of Italian publishers – and foreign ones operating in Italy – of books, journals, and digital publishing products and contents.
AIE is a member of FEP (Federation of European Publishers), IPA (International Publishers Association ) and Confindustria.
AIE represents, on a national and international level (where it is represented on various boards), companies producing editorial content regardless of creation and distribution format (hard copy, digital). The association also constitutes an attentive and updated observatory of the reading habits, as well as of cultural and educational consumption necessary for the growth of Italy.
AIE aims at representing and safeguarding publishers, promoting professional growth, removing obstacles to the development of a modern publishing market, and fighting against illegal phenomena and lack of respect for copyrights. It also supports all concrete initiatives that contribute to the spread of the reading habit and books, to the expansion of the domestic market, and to the internationalization process of Italian businesses and culture worldwide