From 10 -12 April, Latvia along with the other two Baltic States – Estonia and Lithuania – will be participating in the The London Book Fair as Market Focus countries. The Market Focus Baltic Countries will be divided into two streams: a professional programme designed to enable and enhance business opportunities, and a series of cultural events celebrating Baltic authors and books. Latvia will have a stand along the other Baltic States and we look forward to your visit ar the stand nr. 5F127.
In honour of the Baltic States, over 40 translations of Latvian literature into English will be published by British publishing houses. The 'Latvian Literature', platform established to promote Latvian literature and its distribution abroad,is offering a series of articles to celebrate these publications along with the calendar of events before, during and after London Book Fair 2018. Download the calender of events & be sure to hunt down some of the Latvian litertature enthusiasts, entrepreneurs or simply introverts.
If you would like to network with the Latvian printing houses and learn more about the business opportunities, here are the top events not to miss during the London Book Fair 2018.
10 APRIL 1pm – 2pm London Book Fair Seminar More information Get Connected to Baltic Books! Publishing Markets in the Baltics
Location: Cross-Cultural Hub, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX Participants: Renāte Punka, the president of the Latvian Publishers Association
When looking on the region, a usual question for an outsider is whether you can consider the Baltics as one market, or whether there are three separate markets. Come and learn about Baltic book markets! More info.
11 APRIL 4pm – 5pm London Book Fair Seminar More information Educational Publishing in the Baltics: from Soviet state-sponsored textbooks to digital learning, and teaching materials in 30 years Location: The Faculty, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX
Latvian publisher participating: Sintija Buhanovska, head of e-learning department, “Zvaigzne ABC”
This year, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are celebrating the centenary of their independence. Independent statehood, however, was in all three countries reinstated short of thirty years ago. The process involved many reforms in all walks of life, education included, and necessitated the introduction of a new educational programme, new curricula, new study materials. In what way has educational publishing developed during these thirty years? More info.
11 APRIL 5PM #IAMINTROVERT HAPPY HOUR!
Location: 5f127 Baltic Pavilion, the London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8ux
You can imagine how hard it is for an introvert to say this but... We are throwing a small party and you are invited. Please come to our stand and have some free beer and chips. We have heard that extroverts call it the happy hour :)
12 APRIL 1pm – 2:15pm London Bok Fair Seminar More information Why Print Your Books in the Baltic Countries?
Location: Buzz Theatre, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX
Participants: Ģirts Karlsons, head of sales, printing house Jelgavas Tipogrāfija
Printing industry representatives from all three Baltic countries discuss recent developments in the sector and the mechanisms of coping under new circumstances and new pressures. Discuss why printing in the Baltics offers distinct advantages – affordability, proximity, expertise – and why you should consider it as an option for your future print needs. More info.
Jacks Thomas, Director of The London Book Fair:
“Located at the crossroads between Europe and Russia, the Baltic Countries – Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania – enjoy a rich and cosmopolitan literary history, complementing a fascinating contemporary cultural landscape. 2018 will be a year of celebration for these three countries as they celebrate a centenary of independence, and our Market Focus programme will be part of a wider cultural showcase. We are delighted to be working once again with our partners at the British Council and the Publishers Association, to deliver cultural and professional programmes showcasing the opportunities that the Baltic countries offer.”
Profiles of the Latvian publishers and printing house
at the National stand of Latvia nr. 5F127
Jelgavas Tipogrāfija is one of the leading Printing and Binding house in Northen Europe that produces a wide range of high quality hard and soft cover books in order to meet your unique needs. We have a long experience and a high level of knowledge in book printing, up-to-date equipment, and excellent customers service. Our customer service provides guidance from your idea to a ready book. We help books become immaculately beautiful and we take responsibility for every fold, every wrinkle, every tear. Your books can be produced and delivered all over Europe within 2-4 weeks.
Address: 1A Langervaldes Street, Jelgava, LV-3002, Latvia
Phone: +371 29138888
Contact person: Mr. Girts Karlsons
The business of SIDI SPĒLES is the development, production and distribution of relationship board games. Currently on sale there are 2 products – couple board game ‘’Journey of love’’ and ’’Journey of friendship’’ – board game for girls between ages 10-16.
Address: 102a Jurmalas gatve, Riga, LV-1029, Latvia
Contact persons: Ms. Ineta Lazdane, phone: +371 26540685
Ms. Iveta Kreismane, phone: +37129452780
ZVAIGZNE ABC PUBLISHERS
Founded in 1993 Zvaigzne are publishing picture and midle grade children’s books, YA and adults fiction, educational literature, reference books and non-fiction on popular psychology cookery, health, handicrafts, gardening, hobbies.
Address: K. Valdemara Str.6, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia
Phone: + 371 67324518
Dardedze holography specializes in two major product lines - holographic security solutions and offset printing. We believe - learning by experience is the best way to grow and reach excellence. Therefore we are always opened to new and creative ideas for producing outstanding paperbacks and case bounds, not even mentioning our excitement working on complex design corporate materials and energy increase while making exceptional booklets and brochures. We love working on our fixed schedules, but being client-oriented production house Dardedze holography is often ready to move step forward to the client finding the most mutually beneficial solution for every involved party.
Address: 12 Maza Rencenu Street, Riga, LV-1073, Latvia
Phone: +371 67076700, +371 29483144
Contact person: Ms. Sandra Šarlote Šomase
Printing House Veiters is a company with more than 15 years of experience providing highly modern and qualitative printing services around Europe. Specialization – children books, stickers and activity sets in accordance to EU safety regulations.
Address: 445a Brivibas Avenue, Riga, LV-1024, Latvia
Phone: +371 67994419
Contact person: Ms. Diana Novicka
LATVIAN PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION
The Latvian Publishers Association was established in 1993 with the aim to stimulate the development of publishing in Latvia, to represent and lobby interests of publishers in the state institutions. Members of Federation of European Publishers.
Phone: +371 67217730
Contact person: Ms. Dace Pugaca
A publisher of premium quality art books of the best nude photography. We are looking for co-editors, distributors and representatives worldwide as well as publishers and literary agents interested to buy the rights of images for art editions.
Phone: +371 29788371
Contact person: Ms. Alexandra Arkhipova
Young, independent and ambitious publishing company with extensive project management, sales and marketing knowledge. Lifestyle book for women "Diamonds in Your Backyard" by Gundega Bičevska was sold over 5000 copies, hitting top positions in bookstores. Two books to follow in diamonds series.
Address: 38/40-1 Blaumana Street, Riga, LV-1011, Latvia
Phone: +371 29390181
Contact person: Mr. Arnis Jurgevics
JANIS ROZE PUBLISHERS
Janis Roze Publishers is a well-known Latvian publishing house providing books on various subjects: translations of high quality fiction; original Latvian literature; books for children; reference titles on art; textbooks; nonfiction; travel books.
Address: 10 Atlasa Street, Riga, LV-1026, Latvia
Phone: +371 67501568
Contact person: Ms. Renāte Punka
The publisher LLC ‘’Kur Rodas’’ publishes a book series “The Origin” about the production of everyday foods using modern technologies. The books are published in three languages: Latvian, English, and Russian. Two educational book series have been published so far: The Origin of Flour, The Origin of Milk.
Every series includes the following:
• Introduction to various professions involved in the manufacturing of the products;
• A modern and detailed processes of production are shown with colorful illustrations and simple text;
• Help for parents and educators in kindergardens & schools to tell about the origins of everyday products;
• The book also shows a specific use for the end product – a recipe.
Address: 237-11 Brivibas gatve, Rīga, LV-1006, Latvia
Contact person: Ms. Kristine Jacino
LIELS UN MAZS
Founded in 2004, Liels un Mazs is an independent publisher of high-quality children’s books. The company translates and publishes children’s books written by some of the world’s top authors as well as best Latvian authors and illustrators.
Address: 49/51-12 Terbatas Street, Riga, LV-1011, Latvia
Phone: +371 67282133
Contact person: Ms. Alise Nigale
Madris publishing house was established in 1996. The publishing house puts into print different genres of literature. Categories: children’s literature, travel guides, cultural heritage, non-fiction, general.
Address: 36a Tallinas Street, Riga LV-1001, Latvia
Phone: +371 67374020, +371 29906392
Contact person: Ms. Skaidrite Naumova
Neputns publishing house provides the broadest insight into the art of Latvia. The publications range from catalogues to major albums, research papers, series about classics of Latvian art, contemporary Latvian art, series “Art Detectives” for children, poetry and essays.
Address: 49/51-8 Terbatas Street, Riga, LV-1011, Latvia
Phone: +371 67222647
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Contact person: Ms Dace Krecere-Vule
PANDA AND MONKEY LU
A promising and upcoming publisher looking to offer their newest title "Panda and monkey Lu". A multi-functional, educational book with 5 tales, coloring pages, board game and more. Rights available!
Address: 9-8 Karla Baumana Street 9-8, Valmiera, LV-4201, Latvia
Phone: +371 28697331
Contact person: Mr. Karlis Milbergs
Founded in 1990, publishing house Petergailis has grown to become one of the biggest publishing houses in Latvia, releasing well-curated titles across a range of genres, fiction and nonfiction,including children's books, popular science, culture and history, humanities, travel guides, and text books. Many of our prominent authors have won prizes for Literature and Book Art of national and international calibre.
Address: 54-17 Stabu Street, Riga, LV-1011, Latvia
Phone: + 371 67272220
Contact person: Ms. Inguna Cepite
Ucipuci publishing house is a self-publishing company witch represents one series books "Ucipuci is looking for home" and "Ucipuci thinks outside the box" by latvian author Zane Zusta.
Address: 2-18 Ierednu Street, Riga, LV-1013, Latvia
Phone: +371 28662588
Contact person: Ms. Zane Zusta
To learn more about the professional programme enabling business opportunities and a series of cultural events celebrating Baltic authors & books please contact:
Ms. Alise Pika
Investment and Development Agency of Latvia in London
firstname.lastname@example.org / 02075631611
Ms. Inga Bodnarjuka-Mrazauskas
International Writers’ and Translators’ House
email@example.com /+371 25936493
The "Latvian Literature" platform was established in order to promote recognition of Latvian literature and its distribution abroad, thus ensuring international cooperation among publishers, literary agents, writers, translators, and organisations working in the fields of literature and publishing. We are here to provide you with diverse information about Latvian authors, books, our publishing industry and innovations within the industry.
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