The Association of Book Distributors of Independent States (ASKR) was founded on October 18, 1990.
The Association is a voluntary independent professional organization uniting bookselling enterprises and publishing houses, irrespective of their form of ownership, as well as various organizations that promote book publishing and book distribution.

Association Objectives:
•    protection of legal rights and professional interests of ASKR members, workers of book trade and book publishing;
•    creation of conditions for the most effective activity of book-selling enterprises and publishing houses, strengthening the influence on the subject and circulation of books;
•    information and methodological services to members of the Association, conducting research in the industry;
•    development of international book exchange and cooperation with foreign partners
•    improving, on a mutually beneficial basis, business relations of bookselling enterprises, publishing houses and other book participants;
•    holding book fairs, exhibitions, seminars, international meetings on the publication and distribution of books;

The Association brings together about 200 professional organizations from the Russian Federation, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and other CIS countries.

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Presentations made at the EIBF Conference in Frankfurt, 12/10/2017

The second edition of the EIBF conference “Creative and Innovative Solutions by Bookshops and Booksellers Associations” took place in Frankfurt on 12.10.2017 and gathered a total of about 60 participants. This year again, many fascinating presentations were made and a wide range of topics was covered.

You can find the slides of all these presentations in PDF format below: