In the spring of 2013 FILI and the Finnish Book Publishers Association launched a study on the value of literature exports from Finland from 2011 to 2015 to obtain further information and statistics on the development of this sector. FILI and the Finnish Book Publishers Association commissioned Media Clever to gather information from publishers and literary agents for the years 2011 and 2012, with results reflecting overall observations of developments in the field.
In 2011, the value of the sales of translation rights of Finnish literature was 1,26 million Euros, but rose to 1,98 million Euros already in 2012.
Finnish literature is doing well and it is a pleasure to offer it to other countries. Background factors of these developments are besides the high quality of Finnish literature the professionalization and increasingly systematic nature of the sales of translation rights, the systematic training of translators and Finland’s role as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014.
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