Briefly in English

Johnny Kniga

Johnny Kniga, founded in 2002, is an art house badass imprint of WSOY, Werner Söderström Corporation, the largest publishing house in Finland. We focus on creating commercial success stories with quality brands built with hard work.

We have published Top 10 domestic brands as well as Finnish translations of books by some of the biggest names on the planet, e.g. Kamala Harris’ memoir The Truths We Hold, Sir Elton John’s first and only autobiography, Metallica’s official children’s book The ABCs of Metallica, Prince’s memoir The Beautiful Ones, Rammstein’s Till Lindemann’s poetry anthologies, and Mike Tyson’s Undisputed Truth to name a few. Our forthcoming books include authorized biographies of Yoko Ono and the late EDM superstar Avicii.

We are the Finnish publisher of Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Malin Persson Giolito and Jo Nesbø, one of the world’s bestselling crime writers.

With a compact list of estimated 25 titles a year, Johnny Kniga offers its authors the muscle of a major publishing house, combined with the flexibility and agility of a small publishing company.

Mr. Jaakko Pietiläinen
+358 400 781 348

Ms. Nina Karjalainen
Publishing Manager
+358 50 344 0295

Bonnier Rights

Bonnier Rights is a literary agency that sells foreign-language publishing rights to high-quality Finnish fiction, children’s books, YA, and illustrated and narrative non-fiction. Bonnier Rights Finland represents selected authors and illustrators who work with the publishers that make up Werner Söderström Ltd, a subsidiary of the international media house Bonnier. Bonnier Rights also represents film rights on behalf of selected authors.

Our worldwide contacts and broad experience in negotiating and licensing translation rights in different language areas, either directly or through professional subagents, guarantee the authors and their books the best possible publishers abroad. Opening new doors in international publishing is our core activity in paving the way for Finnish authors into new and devoted homes all over the world.

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