Exporting to Finland


With Finland slated to be the Guest of Honour of the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair, the time is right to take a closer look at this growing market and its opportunities as a potential export market for your books.

With a stable book market, a trilingual population, and a culture of strong readers and writers, Finland represents an interesting market for export.  Finland’s book industry publishes over 10,000 new releases a year, while 2012 book trade sales amounted to around 500 million euros.

Join Iris Schwanck, Director of the Finnish Literature Exchange, live from Helsinki for a 90-minute webinar exploring the ins and outs of the Finnish book market, including:

  • the state of publishing, distribution, and retail
  • reading and book buying habits
  • the trade, children’s, and education markets
  • the fast-growing digital publishing market
  • and much more

Your Host

Dr. Iris Schwanck, Director of FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange
Dr. Schwanck holds a PhD from the University of Helsinki and also studied in Paris and Brussels. She worked as the Deputy Director at the Centre of International Mobility CIMO and as Director for the Finnish Cultural Institute in Paris. Since 2001 she has been the Director of FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange. She was President of the Mukkula International Writers’ Reunion in 2001 and worked as Director of a cultural cooperation project in France between 2005 and 2008, 100% Finlande en France. She directed Les lettres Nordiques au Salon du Livre de Paris 2011 project and is currently leading Finland as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2014. The President of France awarded her the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur distinction in 2011.

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