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Meet Latvia at

London Book Fair 2017

 

Stand 5D115a

March 14 - 16 in Olympia, London

 

Welcome to Latvia's stand at London Book Fair 2017!

It is out pleasure to invite you to the Latvian stand at London Book Fair 2017 in London's Olympia Exhibition hall taking place from 14 - 16 March. In 2018 the Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have been confirmed as the Market Focus for the London Book Fair 2018 to mark a century since their independence and this year we invite everyone interested in literature, publishing and printing companies from Latvia to attend the stand and start exploring the literary culture and business opportuntities in the Baltics.

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.”

Did you know...

... The first printing house on the Eastern coast of the Baltic Sea was established 1588 in Riga

... The population of Latvia is 1.9 mil while there are 439 publishers and 2,177 new titles printed each year

... Latvia ranks second in Europe in the export market share of books printed, export value being 74%

... Number of books borrowed from libraries: 24,635,002

... Prose in Latvian is being mainly written by female authors, and poetry by male writer

Scroll down to see the profiles and contact details of the Latvian publishers, printing houses and education technology companies and hurry up to arrange your meeting during the exhibition!

Profiles of the Latvian companies at Stand 5D115a

JELGAVA PRINTING HOUSE is a modern printing company that is rich in traditions and specialises in production of books, diaries, calendars, advertising materials and business representation materials. Jelgava Printing House is one of the biggest in the Baltic states and has invested more than 8.5 million euros in equipment, technologies and buildings since 1996. Contact person: Ms. Sindija Blumberga, sindija@jt.lv / +371 22317444 and Ms. Laine M.Cekule laine@jt.lv / +371 22310049

WMT BALTIC company presents new 3D Map manufacturing department - “3D Map Publisher” controlling the whole technology process: from Machinery production to material and Molding preparation. They offer possibility to produce all types of maps: standard, thematic, personalized, touristic/souvenir maps as well as book covers, calendars, posters, educational tools and any image in 3D technology. WMT Baltic can produce all sizes up to A0 format and raised elements with full-color printing creating unique volume effect and adding value to products. Contact person: Ms. Anastasija Lipatova info@uzlex.eu +371 67800826

EDURIO delivers rapid insights into the efficacy of educational materials and initiatives by analyzing student, parent and teacher feedback. In a constantly-evolving education sector with countless resources to choose from, the web platform enables easy feedback management and analysis, helping you build products that truly respond to the needs of students and teachers. Contact person: Mr. Jānis Strods edurio@edurio.com / +371 26095957

UnitedPress Printing house in Latvia provides a ”one stop shop” solution to customers providing everything from image handling to most advanced manual post press activities! Our very strong environmental concern combined with an exceptional service level and modern equipment - provides an offer out of the ordinary! Contact person: Mr. Artūrs Broks artursunitedpress.lv /+371 67648050

JĀNIS ROZE PULISHERS is a publishing house with longstanding book publishing traditions and successful entrepreneurship. Janis Roze started publishing books in 1919 and is one of the rare cultural brands that has been renewed after Latvia regained independence 1991. Janis Roze Publishers publish 34-35 books a year and has a long-term cooperation with the best translators from English, French, Italian, German, Finnish and other languages. Contact person: Ms. Renāte Punka info@jr.lv / +371 67501568

VEITERS is one of the biggest printing houses in the Baltic States. The company profile is high quality offset print and specialization in multiple page full-color print production of the highest quality. Veiters provides complex print services for more than 20 publishing houses, 28 advertising agencies and over 400 companies from various industries. Contact person: Ms. Diāna Novicka veiters@veiters.lv /+371 67994419

BIG and SMALL (Liels un Mazs) was founded in 2004 and has been publishing children’s books ever since, specializing in picture books, poetry and quality fiction. We do not cultivate a single specific trend, aiming to expand the territory of well-developed literary and visual taste. We publish both Latvian literature and translated children’s books. Our specialty is paying big attention to literature for small readers. Contact person: Ms. Alīse Nīgale pasts@lielsmazs.lv /+371 67282133

 

 

LATVIAN PUBLISHERS' ASSOCIATION founded in 1993, the assocation has 35 members professional publishers producing approximately half of all titles published in Latvia and 50 % of total yearly print-run. Its aim is to stimulate the development of publishing in Latvia, represent interests of publishers in the state institutions, create and maintain the positive attitude regarding books in the Latvian society and to support the international activities of its members. Contact person: Ms. Renāte Punka lga@gramatizdeveji.lv+371 67217730 /

Petergailis pubishing house was founded in 1990 and has grown to become one of the biggest publishing houses in Latvia, releasing well-curated titles across a range of genres, including popular science, culture and history, humanities, travel guides, children's books and text books. Many of our prominent authors have won prizes for Literature and Book Art of national and international calibre. Contact person: Ms. Inguna Cepīte info@petergailis.lv / +371 67272220

ARKHIPOV PRODUCTION is publisher of artistic photography albums in nude genre by Vladimir Arkhipov who has been one of the most prominent representatives of this genre for the past thirty year. They 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 and calendars. Contact person: Ms. Aleksandra Arhipova arkhipov.production@gmail.com / +371 29788371

JUMAVA was established in 1991 and has become one of the biggest publishing houses in Latvia. We have noteworthy local and foreign experience in book publishing projects in many countries. Jumava publishes original and translated fiction that includes the world-known classic authors. We publish children literature, reference books, historical books, guides, dictionaries. Contact person: Zane Grudule asistents@jumava.lv / +371 67280314

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

alise.pika@liaa.gov.lv / 02075631611

Ms. Inga Bodnarjuka-Mrazauskas

International Writers’ and Translators’ House

info@latvianliterature.lv /+371 25936493

The new Latvian National Library buiding in Riga opened to visitors in 2014 (Architect Gunārs Birkerts).

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