The Paris Book Fair is organising an event for 20 young, independent publishing houses from across the Francophone world to meet other publishing professionals as part of its “Talented Indies” programme.
The event, which is held in partnership with the literary agency Astier-Pécher and EMI, will take place on Saturday 21st March, the second day of the fair. It will give the independent publishers the opportunity to present themselves and a selection of their titles to an audience of aquisition editors, foreign publishers, literary agents and scouts.
The 20 independent publishers are active in both fiction and non-fiction literature. These include fiction publishers Barzakh from Algiers, Elyzad from Tunis, Finitude from Bordeaux, and Parisian publishers Le Tripode and Quidam. They'll be joined by Genevan fiction publisher Zoé, Proximité from Yaoundé, Jigal hailing from Marseille, Lyon-based La Fosse aux ours, Mémoires d'encrier from Port-au-Prince/Montréal and Vents d'ailleurs of La Roque d’Anthéron.
Representing non-fiction will be Le Fennec from Casablanca, Lux from Montréal and Brussels-based Nevicata. Completing the list will be Parisian non-fiction publishers La Manufacture des livres, L'Echappée, Les Prairies ordinaires, MF/Dehors, Thierry Marchaisse, and Transboréal.
Information on how to register for the event can be found on the website.