Engaging the industry
In order to stimulate the publication and exchange of inclusive books across Europe, Every Story Matters presents a range of B2B-activities.
Drop by at one of our B2B or pitching events at the Bologna Children's Book Fair and the Frankfurter Buchmesse, to meet publishers from all around the globe who want to sell or buy rights for inclusive books.
Apart from supporting the creation of inclusive stories, ESM aims to stimulate publishers to become more inclusive by organising a fellowship and developing a charter and toolkit that will offer them effective and sustainable ways to reach writers and illustrators as well as readers from minority groups.
European charter for diversity and inclusion
Our European society is diverse and becoming more so all the time. Still, literature and the book business remain too homogenous in many respects. That is why Every Story Matters wants to launch a charter for an inclusive book industry. We want to invite organizations and individuals working in the fields of literature and the promotion of reading to devote themselves actively and permanently to inclusion and diversity. All those signing this charter will be committing themselves to inclusion both actively and consciously.
But it does not end there. The charter is meant to be more than a declaration of intent; it is designed as an aid to all those who are convinced that inclusion is worthwhile, and as a stimulus to the making of smart connections within the books sector. It lays out, clearly and visibly, the specific initiatives that can be undertaken.