The Estonian Publishers’ Association was founded in 1991. Today, the Association is a non-profit organisation with 34 members, including most of the large and influential publishers of Estonia. Books published by our members make up nearly two thirds of the local publishing market.
Our main aims are to protect the interests of publishers and to share information. The Estonian Publishers’ Association actively promotes reading and book culture by organising and advertising literary events, book days etc. In the spring of 2013 we revived the tradition of the annual Tallinn Book Fair; it is also worth a mention that every three years the Baltic Book Fair is held in Tallinn.
Each January the Estonian Publishers’ Association puts together the list of previous year’s bestsellers. In a similar tradition, at the start of the year the Estonian Publishers’ Association and the Estonian National Library hold the competition “25 Best Designed Books of Estonia”.
The Association organises the participation of Estonian publishers in international book fairs (Frankfurt, London, Gothenburg, Helsinki and Bologna) and communicates publishing-related information to its members.
The Association works closely with the Estonian Literature Centre, the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, the Authors’ Remuneration Fund, and the Estonian PLR Fund.
The Estonian Publishers’ Association is member of the Federation of European Publishers and the Estonian section of IBBY.
The Estonian Publishers’ Association is run by a board of five members; daily matters are handled by the Managing Director.