Among the objectives of this Federación, we can point out:
1.- To represent, manage, promote and defend the general interests of the Spanish publishing sector both at a national and international level, as well as to safeguard its good public image.
2.- To defend freedom of publishing, free circulation of books, author and publishers' rights and to raise consciousness about them in order to protect them and to ensure that they are properly respected. To clamp down on piracy as well as on illegal and unfair competition or illegal reproduction of books. Promoting reading and defending fixed price for books and other measures to help book commerce are also among the highest priorities for this Federación.
3.- To carry out monographic, statistical and market reports of interest for the Spanish publishing sector and to inform Spanish publishers about changes and legislative innovations that might be relevant for the book sector. Particularly those relative to education, technology, economic, financial, fiscal and labour policies put forward by government, civil and public administrations and institutions. Equally, of special importance for the Federación is to keep updated and communicate all information regarding the national collective agreement for the sector and the announcements for continuous education for professionals of publishing companies.
4.- To promote the Spanish publishing production abroad.
The activities program of the Federación entails a direct relation with all public institutions with jurisdiction in the field of culture, education, economy, trade and media, and a regular collaboration with other fellow professional associations closely linked to the book sector.
Authors, graphic sector professionals, booksellers, distributors, press and magazine publishers are professional groups related to the book publishing with which the Federación, through its various associations, works together in every matter that might be of mutual interest.
Information, gathering and organisation of data and information exchange with book professionals from other countries constitute an essential task which contributes to shape the policy of the Federación and which allows us to keep the Spanish publishers well informed about the news and situation within the book sector.
At the same time, events such as the National Publishers' Conferences - hold every two years-, the Spanish International Book Fair (LIBER), hold yearly in Madrid or Barcelona, the Meeting on Publishing at the International University Menéndez Pelayo and the attendance and participation to international book fairs all around the world (Argentina, Mexico, U.S.A., United Kingdom, Tokyo among many others) fulfil the particular objective of offering and ideal occasion for debate and for establishing contact with the publishers.
The publication of the Guide of Spanish Publishers, of book catalogues by topic, of a yearly study on the Spanish domestic book trade, of a rights catalogue, of a novelty catalogue for LIBER and several other catalogues and brochures for publishing promotion are a part of our services to the publishers by offering them a rigorous knowledge of the publishing sector.
The Federación strives to be present in every important international event on the publishing sector or related subjects such as book commercialisation, continuous education for publishers or copyright. The participation of the Federación de Gremios de Editores de España in international book fairs brings together this aim with that of promoting the Spanish publishing production abroad.