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Platform of small publishers and indepedent booksellers Knihex

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Region National coverage
Title of the ProgrammeCulture
Title of the ProjectPlatform of small publishers and indepedent booksellers Knihex
Number of the ProjectKU-CB1-004
Project Promoter

Knihex, z. s.

Project Partner from Donor State

Pseudonym Publishing

Czech Partner

Nová beseda, z. s.
verzone s.r.o.


Project duration (phase of the project): 01/2021 – 06/2022

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Target group: General public, Entrepreneurs

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Total Eligible Costs

53 370 EUR


48 033 EUR (90 %)

Project description:

The Small Book Publishers and Independent Booksellers Platform Project Knihex aims to create a new business model through the activities set out in the project - close linking and direct cooperation between small and independent entrepreneurs, who ensure the diversity of the Czech book market and are threatened by large entities, whether publishing houses or bookshops franchises.

Based on the needs assessment and the monitoring of book operations, the platform aims to strengthen the direct cooperation of small entrepreneurs, contribute to the exchange of information, facilitate mutual communication between the involved entities, and also to jointly appear in public space, whether that means seminars or media space, in order to revitalise the knowledge of the workings of the Czech book industry.

It aims to help the involved entities to address specific needs, strengthen competences, whether in terms of funding options, or expanding competencies in marketing or sustainability. It aims to jointly address cultural and grant institutions and ideally co-create the grant policy in the Czech Republic.

Thanks to the project, a pilot version of the new business model of the so-called E-catalogue of small publishers and booksellers will be created. The E-catalogue will serve as a direct link between small publishers and independent booksellers.

Sharing experience and know-how with the Norwegian partner and other book entrepreneurs - publishers, booksellers and institutions - in Norway will also be key to setting up the new business model.