The Israeli Association of Book Publishers
In 1939, the "Hebrew Book Publishers Association of Israel" was established by the following thirteen publishing houses:
"Ahi'asaf", "Barlevi", "Gazit", "Dvir", "Hakibbutz Hameuchad",
"Twersky", "Yavne", "Masada", "Mitzpeh", "Sifriat HaPoalim", "Kiryat Sefer", "Rubin Mass", "Sreberk".
In 1953, its name was changed to "The Book Publishers Association of Israel".
In 2019, a new Association was established, called:
"The Israeli Association of Book Publishers Ltd".
Throughout the years, the number of publishing houses in Israel has grown, and the many are members of the Association and serve as a General Assembly.
The Association has 8 directorate members. The Association’s CEO and its workers serve as the executive arm of the General Assembly and the management's decisions.
The Association is a representative, dynamic and valuable umbrella organization operating on a business level to develop the publishing industry in Israel by means of:
Protecting the production of the books and literature.
Encouraging the export of Israeli literature.
Encouraging exposure to literature on a national level.
Representing publishers for official institutions engaged in publishing and literature abroad.
Acquiring raw materials and services required to produce books, print and bind them.
Representing the publishing industry to government offices, economic institutions, as well as public and private funds.
The Association's enterprises
Safra - Promoting Reading in Israel Ltd. (ngo)