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About us


Every Effort Matters is a platform designed to unite book professionals and inspire them to exchange experiences and share tips that will help to build a more inclusive book industry. 

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Imagine everyone could recognize themselves in the books on their shelves.

Imagine everyone could make their dream come true by becoming a writer or a publisher.

Imagine if the literary sector in Europe was fully inclusive, honouring all its readers, writers and employees, no matter what their differences.

Doesn't that sound great?

We can do better


A lot of diversity is still underrepresented in the literary sector and the stories it produces. We think we can do better. Whether you’re a librarian, an illustrator, a publisher or an organizer of literary events, you can share this commitment. Together we aim to create an inclusive book world, all the way from author to reader. Your contribution, large or small, can make a difference.

This platform is an initiative of the project Every Story Matters, which aims to embed inclusivity in the literary sector through a series of initiatives. There have been library and school workshops, a talent development programme, and B2B meetings to promote inclusive stories in children’s and young adult literature. Every Story Matters is co-funded by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme.

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Do you have any questions, suggestions, or comments? Please let us know!

Do not hesitate to send us an email at

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