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Author Sofi Oksanen sets up paperback publishing house of her own


Author Sofi Oksanen sets up paperback publishing house of her own Sofi Oksanen
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The award-winning Finnish author Sofi Oksanen has set up her own publishing company, Silberfeldt Oy, which is to focus on paperbacks.
     
An opportunity presented itself for her to establish a publishing house of her own when Oksanen’s former publishers WSOY restored the paperback rights for her two books Baby Jane and Puhdistus (”Purge”) to the author at the beginning of the current year.
      Puhdistus is Oksanen's 3rd novel, following on from Stalinin lehmät ("Stalin's Cows", 2003) and Baby Jane (2005).
      Puhdistus ranked number one on the bestseller list for fiction in Finland when it was published and has received numerous awards, both in Finland and abroad.
     
Silberfeldt is to start its operation by publishing a paperback version of Sofi Oksanen’s Baby Jane.
      ”I have been wondering what is happening in Sweden. There they invest in paperbacks, which are a big deal, extending the life cycle of books”, Oksanen notes.
      ”Another puzzling question is why this does not interest the Finnish book publishing sector”, Oksanen adds.


Previously in HS International Edition:
  International acclaim for Sofi Oksanen´s Purge annoys some in Estonia (7.10.2010)
  Sofi Oksanen moves to new publishers Teos (10.9.2010)
  WSOY and star author Sofi Oksanen part company (16.6.2010)
  Sofi Oksanen named Person of the Year in Estonia (18.12.2009)
  Finlandia Prize goes to Sofi Oksanen and portrait of Estonia under Soviet occupation (5.12.2008)

See also:
  Tight schedule for New York theatre production of Sofi Oksanen´s Purge (15.2.2011)

Links:
  Sofi Oksanen (Wikipedia)

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 Author Sofi Oksanen sets up paperback publishing house of her own

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