Aldus Up events in Frankfurt Book Fair 2020 digital programme

Aldus Up, the European book fairs network coordinated by AIE, building upon the successful Aldus project, will make its debut at Frankfurt Book Fair with 4 professional events addressing key topics or European book sector and a collaboration with FMB on a special initiative on Eu book markets.


Discussion on future strategies for book fairs during the next years. In this session, ideas will be generated about three types of fairs: fairs aimed exclusively at professionals, fairs with spaces or times dedicated to professionals and the general public and, finally, fairs aimed exclusively at the public, at readers. Should each or some of the three categories evolve quickly? Radical changes must be introduced to meet their goals? Should those goals be transformed for each of the three categories? All these questions will focus on generating ideas about a possible new value proposition.

Speakers: Luis González (Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez); Elena Pasoli (Bologna Children’s Book Fair); Marifé Boix Garcia (Frankfurt Bookfair)


  • October 15th, h.12:30-13:30: “FEP Rendez – Vous” organised by FEP the framework of Aldus Up

Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and EU policymakers will answer questions from FEP President Peter Kraus vom Cleff on how the EU can support culture and in particular the book sector from the impact of the Covid-19.

Speakers: Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth; Members of EU Parliament Sabine Verheyen, President of the Culture Committee, François-Xavier Bellamy, Iban García del Blanco, Alexis Georgoulis, Emmanuel Maurel, Massimiliano Smeriglio

Note: this event can be followed on the YouTube channel and Facebook Page of FEP


  • October 15th, h.16:00 (CEST) “Inclusive Publishing and Literacy” organised by IPA and LitCam, in collaboration with Aldus Up

An exclusive in-depth look at a new IPA report looking at the evolution of reading habits around the world followed by an international panel on literacy that will discuss best practices for reading promotion and thoughts about way forward.  
The panel will feature also a contribution by Aldus Up on activities planned in the field of reading habits and reading promotion.
Info and registration details available soon on IPA website.


  • October 16th, h.11.30- 12.30 CEST: “European Accessibility Act (EAA): a chance for publishers - All you need to know from international accessibility experts”- organised by FEP and IPA in collaboration with Fondazione LIA and Aldus Up

Any publisher selling their e-books in Europe in 2025 and all the actors of the e-publishing supply chain will need to respect the European Accessibility Act. This panel gathers international accessibility experts who will tell you everything you need to know about the act and how to be compliant. The European Commission and the World Intellectual Property Organisation will present the Act before industry experts will answer questions like: why is the Act so important? what makes a publication accessible? How can be sure that an e-book is accessible? What platforms can I use? What e-readers can I use? Seminar chaired by Anne Bergman-Tahon, FEP (Federation of European Publishers) Full programme available here. Video presentations of the event by FEP President Peter Kraus vom Cleff (video) and by IPA President Hugo Setzer (video).

Registration: The events will be streamed on Frankfurt Book Fair website. More information: To access the livestream, please register once via My Book Fair:

Market Insights: European data presented in collaboration with Aldus Up in FBM digital programme 

The international markets area of the FBM website will feature a Market Insights page dedicated to publishing market data from individual countries worldwide. European market data are presented in collaboration with Aldus Up.