What is Liber?

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What is Liber?

The event, consolidated as the main business platform dedicated to Spanish-language publishing and one of the most important international meetings, is open to all book sectors, with a special focus on digital content, new publishers, self-publishing and intellectual property. The positive balance of the 2020 edition, with LIBERDIGITAL held entirely in digital format, reaffirms the dynamic role of the fair in driving sales in the Spanish publishing sector, especially abroad.

The 2021 edition, which will bring together all those involved in the sector in person at IFEMA, will also incorporate the advantages that the digital format makes available to professionals anywhere in the world. 

LIBER 2021 is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Sport, ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones, Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid City Council, Centro Español de Derechos Reprográficos (CEDRO). It is also supported by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and the Madrid Publishers' Association.

Why visit Liber?

Madrid once again hosts the largest international meeting of the Spanish-language book industry with the celebration of LIBER, which throughout its 38 editions has established itself as the first exhibition dedicated to the Spanish-language book in Europe and as the main centre for business and professional exchange. An event that offers the broadest overview of current publishing production with representation from all sectors of the book industry, and the participation of companies that offer services for the book industry, digital content, new publishers, self-publishing and intellectual property.

For three intense days, LIBER brings together publishers, authors, literary agents, booksellers, distributors and other agents in the sector in the same space, bringing together approximately 10,000 professionals. A meeting that will be complemented by a digital format that for 3 months will allow for the promotion of commercial agreements and exchanges.

In addition to a space for commercial exchange, LIBER is also a meeting point for training, debate and reflection through an extensive programme of professional and cultural activities that brings together personalities from the publishing sector, and offers the opportunity to analyse the future of the book sector.