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In 2017, Finland celebrated the 100th anniversary of its independence. Hundreds of cultural events took place throughout the year in commemoration – the most festive of which was a grand reception on the 6th December at the Residence of the President of Finland.

As a continuation of Finland’s forward-looking vision, cultural representatives have embraced the most exciting way to provide future generations with a snapshot of contemporary Finland during this year of celebration: a time capsule!

Buried under the heart of Kuopio and sealed on the 15th of December, the project, entitled Suomi 100 + 100 (‘Finland 100 + 100’), is an extensive collection of deeply-personal artifacts, all pertaining to the life of the Finnish people in 2017. With information and works of art that range in subject from politics to science, business to the arts, the capsule aims to provide those who open it in 2117 with a comprehensive understanding of their country as it was in the 21st century, as a preservation of heritage and a celebration of history.

Among the variety of artifacts included in the capsule was McFarland’s Modern Finland by Harald Haarmann, which provides a multifaceted view of 21st-century Finland. Discussing everything from the geographic and natural history to the Finnish educational system, the book gives a glimpse into the features of ‘Finnishness’ and explores the early peoples and modern populations of the country.

The author’s intention is to instruct the future generations of his family to keep the 200th anniversary of Finnish independence in mind, where he hopes that his descendants might attend the reopening ceremony and discover the work of their ancestor – along with the population of 22nd century Finland!


Modern Finland
, from McFarland, is available on the Eurospan Bookstore now.

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As the year draws to a close and we pass the first anniversary of the Eurospan blog, Sales Manager Michelle reflects on a year in the blogosphere.

It has been a full year since we started blogging here at Eurospan, and what a year it’s been! During the past twelve months, we’ve posted 76 blog posts, under 6 different categories, written by Eurospanners from various departments. We spent time sharing our experiences of marketing a variety of lists from our partner-publishers, as well as looking into the future of academic bookselling in Eurospan Market Focus. We’ve shared some exciting new titles and great bestsellers in New Books and Eurospan Top Picks. We’ve even tested out some of our publishers’ cookbooks in the Eurospan kitchen as part of the Eurospan Cooks series.

The blog has also become an excellent platform to share some of the stories we’re most proud of – awards won by our partner-publishers, interviews with authors in the international media – and announcing when new publishers come on board. You can find examples of all these (and more) in News, New Publishers and In The Media.

So, what can you look forward to in 2017? Well, we will certainly share more details of our publishers’ excellent titles, as well as all the latest news and reviews. Watch this space…

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This year London Book Fair celebrates its 45th anniversary, and as well as being a hub of sales and rights activity, it also has its very own awards ceremony. The LBF International Excellence Awards are held in partnership with the Publishers Association, and the ceremony aims to recognise publishing talent outside the UK.

We are delighted to announce that this year Auckland University Press took home ‘The Academic and Professional Publisher Award’, so congratulations to Sam and team on a very well-deserved win!
AUP Wins
Sam Elworthy, Director at Auckland University Press, said of winning the award: “It has been a huge thrill to win the London Book Fair Academic and Professional Publisher Award. At the London Book Fair, you’re surrounded by thousands of publishers from around the world—big to small, trade to education, Africa to America. In the midst of all that great work going on, it’s humbling to have our work at Auckland University Press recognised by the international publishing community. Getting back up the morning after, finding publishers around the world excited about co-editions of books like Robyn Toomath’s Fat Science and Warren Moran’s New Zealand Wine, you realise again that we can play a full part in the international life of the mind from our small islands.”

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Eurospan at London Book Fair 2016

13 Apr 2016 08:00:00

It's off to the London Book Fair this week for the Eurospan team, as we head down to Olympia for three days of books and inspiration at the UK's biggest publishing industry event. Once our hard-working sales team had set up and made our lovely stand ready, it was all hands to business for meetings with publishers, customers, associates and other colleagues.

LBF stand

On our stand we offer our publisher clients dedicated space for their meetings, as well as options to display their books and products. Located in a busy hall alongside other academic and professional publishers, it is the ideal space to soak up the energetic atmosphere of the Fair!


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