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Publishing

  • Co-financing books and magazines
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  • Co-financing literary events and the development of reading culture
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07. 03. 2019

Support for foreign publishers - Slovenian Book Agency is scheduled to issue two public tenders

Two public tenders, Translations into foreign languages and Publications of Slovenian literature in German language, are scheduled to be published on 5th April 2019 on Book Agency's website. The deadline for applications will be 15 May. The overall budget of the tenders is 160.000 €, grants request up to 10.000 € are eligible.

The estimated value of the public tender for translations into foreign languages for this year is 100.000 EUR. The estimated value of the public tender for publications in German language is 60.000 EUR.

The Slovenian Book Agency would also like to point out that last year there has been a change regarding the public tender for translations into foreign languages and that this change applies in 2019 too: the applicants must be legal entities (publishers) in the respective foreign countries, translators themselves will not be eligible applicants anymore.

The applicants for the public tender for Publications of Slovenian literature in German language have to be (as previously) legal entities in Austria, Germany or Switzerland.

Moreover, the 2019 mobility grant is also on: Slovenian authors you would like to invite to your festivals, book tours or other literary events can apply for the travelling expenses refund.

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07. 03. 2019

Save the date - Slovenian and German-speaking publishers’ afternoon on 23 May in Literaturhaus München

In the light of Slovenia's Guest of Honour role at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2022 the Slovenian Book Agency together with Literaturhaus München is organizing a bilateral working meeting of Slovenian publishers and editors with their colleagues from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Save the date: Thursday, 23 May 2019, from 14.00 to 18.00 / Literaturhaus München / Germany.

An intense afternoon will bring an overview of Slovenia’s publishing industry and its book market, including detailed information about funding opportunities. German-speaking participants will have the opportunity to meet translators from Slovenian into German, several experts on Slovenian literature, including some authors and get to know Slovenia’s literary landscape. The day will be rounded up by B2B talks with Slovenian publishers and Slovenian wine. A detailed program will be known in April.

Interested publishers are kindly invited to participate. RSVP to Katrin Lange, klange(at)literaturhaus-muenchen.de by 15 May.

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