Afro-Asian Book Council

To promote books, AABC has been strengthening the author-publisher-distributor ecosystem in different countries, especially Asian and African continents.

30+ Years’ Existence | 150+ Annual Members | 30+ Life Members

About Us

  • Established in 1990, The Afro-Asian Book Council (AABC), registered under Societies Act XXI of 1860, is a non-profit, non-governmental voluntary organisation, based in New Delhi, India.

  • The Council was formed with the sole objective of achieving intellectual self-reliance through mutual assistance and cooperation between Africa and Asia in authorship and publishing.

  • AABC acts as a forum for continuous dialogue between authors, academicians, publishers, librarians and policymakers for book development in Africa and Asia through mutual cooperation.

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Activities & Services

AABC is involved in the formulation and review of the National Book Policy and National Book Development Councils.

With a view to bringing in excellence in Afro-Asian authorship and publishing, the Council take various initiatives, such as

  • Designing of university courses for book industry personnel

  • Mounting of author development workshops

  • Undertaking book development and copyright consultancy assignments

  • Organising book exhibitions

  • Participation in book fairs

  • Dissemination of information through newsletters

  • Publication of books and periodicals

  • Protection of copyright laws

Become a Member

The members and management of the AABC consists of the who’s who of the publishing industry from Southeast Asia and Africa.

  • Invitations to events

    Be amongst the selected invitees, consisting of government and industry leaders, at prestigious events organised by the Council.

  • Participation in trade

    Get an opportunity to actively participate in bilateral trade related to books and technologies at the intercontinental level.

  • Benefits of Govt. policies

    Get all the privileges offered to the Council members by the government of Asian and African nations.

  • Recognition at the global level

    The intercontinental reach of the Council, the members get enhanced visibility and recognition at the global level.

How to become a member?

Becoming AABC member is as simple as one-two-three. All you need is the basic info about yourself and your organisation.

Visit the website

To become a member, visit the AABC website and gather your basic details

Click ‘Join as a Member’

Look for thea ‘Join as a Member’ tab on the website and click open to see the form

Enter in your details

Fill in the form with your personal and business information, crosscheck and submit


AABC as a progressive society has been affiliated with the leading organisations and industry bodies within the publishing industry.

Recognized and supported by Government of India

AABC is an associate member of World Intellectual Property Organisation, Geneva

An associate Institution of Asia-Pacific Cooperative Programme for Reading Promotion and Book Development

A member of African Publishers Network (APNET), Harare

Has professional association with the Commonwealth Foundation, London

Has professional association with the Society for the Promotion of African, Asian and Latin American Literature, Frankfurt.