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Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava, sisäpiha

Otava Publishing Company Ltd

Otava Publishing Company Ltd is a major Finnish publishing house with a history that stretches back over 120 years. Otava is a bold, principled publisher whose current roster of authors includes leading writers from Finland and abroad, much-loved storytellers and promising young authors. Tradition and new ideas walk hand in hand at Otava, and Otava’s publishing is guided by an exuberant enthusiasm and a commitment to high quality.

Otava has been publishing Finnish-language literature since 1890. Its main areas are general-interest literature and teaching materials. Otava publishes more than 600 new titles by Finnish and foreign authors annually: fiction and non-fiction, books for children and young people, comics and teaching materials textbooks and multimedia. Otava is known and respected for its innovative publishing of both commercial and literary successes. Otava’s unconventional attitude and significant investment have also made it a pioneer in electronic publishing, as well as the market leader in general literature.

Otava Publishing Company Ltd is a member of Otava Group, which is a private, independent and financially sound media corporation. It ranks third among graphic communications publishers in Finland. The Group consists of four business areas: book publishing, retail trade, magazine publishing and New Business Functions. The Group also includes Otava Book Printing Ltd, the nationwide book store chain Suomalainen Kirjakauppa Ltd, and Otavamedia Ltd, a magazine publisher that operates the Great Finnish Book Club, Finland’s oldest book club and current market leader.

Otava publishes among others the following international authors: Chimamanda Adichie, Margaret Atwood, Albert Camus, J.M. Coetzee, Patricia Cornwell, Marguerite Duras, Jeffrey Eugenides, Frederick Forsyth, Tess Gerritsen, Joanne Harris, Robert Harris, Alan Hollinghurst, Khaled Hosseini, Siri Hustvedt, Conn Iggulden, E L James, Åsa Larsson, J.M.G.LeClézio, Donna Leon, Doris Lessing, Henning Mankell, Liza Marklund, Alexander McCall Smith, Ian McEwan, Kate Mosse, David Nicholls, Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Ondaatje, Leif GW Persson, J. K. Rowling, Jean-Paul Sartre, Wilbur Smith, Anne Tyler, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Otava Education

Otava Publishing Company publishes textbooks and other educational material for a wide range of subjects and for all levels of education.

Today’s educational material is based on the concepts of blended learning and multichannel publishing.

Books In Foreign Languages

Otava Publishing Company publishes high quality books not only in Finnish but also in several other languages, for example in Swedish, English, French and German. The literature genres of these books inlcude e.g. novels, children’s literature, history, nature, art and architecture, and cuisine.

Private persons can buy these books at Akateeminen and Suomalainen net bookshops.

Companies and distributors, for more information, please contact: katja.kaulio @ otava.fi

Otava Group Agency

Otava Group Agency (OGA) was founded in 2006. It represents foreign rights for Otava Publishing Company Ltd and Like Publishing Ltd.

Contact us

Otava Publishing Company Ltd
Uudenmaankatu 10
00120 Helsinki
Finland
tel. +358 9 15661
fax +358 9 643136
email: firstname.lastname@otava.fi

Managing Director Pasi Vainio
Mobile +358 500 329591

Publishing Director Minna Castrén
Mobile +358 50 5286718

Publishing Director Teuvo Sankila
Mobile +358 50 3737474

Sales and Marketing Director Maija Kuusi
Mobile +358 50 3761116

Fiction

Editorial Director Antti Kasper
Mobile +358 50 3132414

Editorial Assistant Päivi Surakka
Mobile +358 50 4318389

Books for Children and Young Readers

Editorial Director Emma Alftan
Mobile +358 50 5286881

Editorial Assistant Noora Sällström
Mobile +358 50 4084517

Non-fiction

Editorial Director Eva Reenpää
Mobile +358 50 3649702

Editorial Assistant Pirre Nieminen
Mobile +358 503107801

Otava Education

Publishing Director Teuvo Sankila
Mobile +358 50 3737474

Business Manager Markku Pelkonen
Digital learning
Mobile +358 50 3103078

Publishing Manager Mervi Korhonen
Sciences
Mobile +358 50 4403948

Publishing Manager Mari Kyyhkynen
Modern Languages
Mobile +358 50 3103068

Publishing Manager Eeva Lahdenmäki
Humanities
Mobile +358 40 5503140

Business Manager Heli Peltonen
Adult and Vocational Education
Mobile +358 40 7533163

Publishing Manager Magdalena Lindberg
Swedish Educational Publishing in Finland
Mobile +358 400 803209

Otava Group Agency

Foreign Rights Manager Leenastiina Kakko
Fiction (Selling)
Mobile +358 40 7555527
leenastiina.kakko @ otava.fi

Foreign Rights Manager Katja Kaulio
Children’s books, YA, Non-Fiction (Selling)
Mobile +358 50 3399717
katja.kaulio @ otava.fi

Producer Jouko Ruokosenmäki
Comics and Graphic novels (Selling)
Mobile +358 400 992241
jouko.ruokosenmaki @ otava.fi