Compilation, analysis and exchange of information and data of the publishing sector from Pacific Alliance countries.

Where
Colombia
When
2020
Who
Ministry of culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Two meetings were organized between agents from the publishing sector of the member states of the Pacific Alliance (Colombia, Peru, Chile, Mexico) to exchange significant experiences regarding the circulation and distribution of published works. These meetings were organized by Colombia and were held in Bogota, in April 2018 and in November 2019. In the second meeting, in addition to the countries that make up the Pacific Alliance, Argentina was also welcome, stemming from an invitation to MERCOSUR countries.

The meetings allowed a productive sharing of good practices and experiences by stakeholders from the countries that make up the Pacific Alliance, with booksellers, publishers, distributors, authors and managers of Colombian regional book fairs; a place was given to the public policies that have contributed to strengthen this activity.

The first meeting identified the need to strengthen the networks for the distribution and marketing of books. Therefore, the second instalment deepened the understanding of the role that such stakeholders as distributors, booksellers and regional fairs play can hold for that purpose.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Lectures, experience-sharing panels, round tables, and presentation of cases for collective analysis were held. The information generated in these four components was systematized and analysed in a memorandum document, which contains the diagnosis and recommendations for the publishing sector. Specifically, different aspects that hinder the circulation and distribution in the book production chain were identified, and a roadmap was proposed to facilitate the trade of books, the circulation of content and publishing stakeholders, and the exchange of cultural agendas.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

$23,342

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Culture of Peru, México, Chile, Argentina y Colombia
Public Sector
Colombian Book Chamber
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Independent publishers and bookstores in Colombia
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Representatives of the publishing sector from Pacific Alliance countries.
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
YES