Restor(i)ed: European Short Story Today

Restor(i)ed: European Short Story Today

09/11/2020

Partizanska knjiga Publishing House

Maximum grant awarded: 38,593.83 €

The project is based on the publisher’s tendency to publish short-story collections and on the key objectives of the Creative Europe Translation Programme and the European Agenda for Culture. It comprises translations of 8 short-story collections originally written in 8 different European languages, which will be published both as a print and an e-book.
Besides, selected stories from books by 4 authors from the publisher’s catalogue will be translated into English, Spanish, German and French, respectively, with an aim of reaching out to European agencies, publishers and wider audiences.

The idea is to publish 4 books in Serbian translation and excerpts from 2 collections translated into the foreign languages per year. The promotion process will start immediately upon publication. However, special
attention will be paid to pre-publication periods, which will be utilized to reach potential readers by means of book trailers, pre-release reviews, and creation of comprehensive promotional kits. All the authors and translators will be invited to attend promotional activities, both in person and online.
Promotion will take diverse forms: 2 book fairs, 2
round table discussions, 2 festivals and 2 creative reading and translating workshops. Each book will also be promoted in institutions whose activities are closely related to its topics and potential readership. Social media and online promotion will be conducted regularly by posting relevant content, videos, images, podcasts, interviews, by organizing contests and special offers. Printed books will be distributed to major bookshop chains and independent bookshops, and e-books via national and global e-book selling platforms. As a result, the works are expected to reach wide audiences (marginalized groups, adolescents, young adults and adults), with the aim of restoring the sense of well-being in the very act of reading about shared identity concerns and common issues, despite individual differences.