The Alpina publishing group launches Belle Letre, a new publishing house focused on modern foreign prose for women. It focuses on international bestsellers, books by winners of prestigious literary awards and brilliant novels by authors still unknown to a wide audience in Russia.
The publisher’s first six books, including “The Sardinian Seamstress” by Bianca Pitzorno, “The Observer” by Francesca Rees and “Paloma” by Ann-Gaelle Huon, will appear in bookstores and online stores at the end of October . Now Belle Letre is preparing for the release of more than 20 new books by European and North American authors, which will be translated into Russian for the first time. The average circulation will be 5,000 copies.
“We have been working on the launch of Belle Letre for more than a year and it is a very exciting process! We see public interest in books that are easy to read and that encourage a positive outlook on life. We pay great attention to the quality of translations, design and printing and hope that reading Belle Letre books will be a pleasure. For all of Alpina, this is a very important project: investments in it will amount to more than 50 million rubles,” says Alexey Ilyin, general director of the Alpina publishing group.
All books of the publisher are printed using high-quality printing materials and published with a unique layout design developed by the DesignWorkout agency.
Let us remember that previously the Alpina publishing house published a new novel by Pavel Pepperstein, “Velvet Wagon”, dedicated to childhood as a cultural phenomenon and containing, among other things, autobiographical memories of the author.