Društvo slovenskih založnikov
Kersnikova 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Nataša Detič, President
The members of the association are individuals, not companies (see the Association of Book Publishers), who must be approved by the Supervisory Board of the Association upon joining. The members' commitment is voluntary, yet substantial. The Association of Slovene Publishers endeavours to influence the publishing industry via international networking and to enhance professionalism through the exchange of education and experience. The association has around 60 members.
With the aid of the Ministry of Culture the association has organised the Knjiga na Slovenskem [Books in Slovenia] congress in Portorož and later on in Ljubljana. The one in 2011 was prepared together with the 5th Knjigotrška akademija [Booksellers' Academy] under the title Elektronska knjiga [Electronic Book]. Distinguished guests from Slovenia and abroad (the Netherlands, Great Britain, Belgium, Norway, and Spain) participated at this international event. The topics of the 9th congress included: challenges of digitalisation, distribution, and marketing strategies in the field of publishing and bookselling.
Since 2008 Slovene Publishers Society bestows the NAJknjigotržec and NAJzaložnik awards which are given annually and are intended for the presentation and highlighting of special achievements in the field of book marketing and book publishing in the past year.