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