REBIS celebrated its 25th anniversary last year and the jubilee celebrations went by faster than lightning. It was just a few months ago that we held our official celebrations: a few hundred guests, speeches, letters of congratulations, gifts, memories and of course a first-rate party, and here we are again: new books, new promotions and our authors’ next visits approaching.
We summed up last year with yet another “Business Fair Play” award received sixteenth time in a row as well as with the twelfth title of Book of The Year by “Magazyn Literacki KSIĄŻKI”, this time granted to our audio edition of Dune by Frank Herbert.
What about this year? As usual, we have prepared a very interesting programme for our readers of various interests and ages.
We have splendid novels, just to mention a USA bestseller Euphoria by Lily King or The Woman On The Stairs by Bernhard Schlink, we have a collection of stories by Michael Cunningham to be launched for his autumn visit in Poland, we also have the new translation of vol. 2 of Don Quixote. There are new novels by our star authors: Jeffrey Archer, Robin Cook and Mons Kallentoft, as well as authors who are new in our publishing house, e.g. Luis Montero Manglano and his King Salomon’s Table or Martin Suter’s Montecristo. Worth mentioning is also our new Brazilian literature series and a phenomenal novel by Jorge Diaz, Letters To The Palace.
As ever, there are numerous proposals for fantasy lovers, just to mention new series by Siri Pettersen and by showered with awards Linda Nagata. For our younger readers we have a great series by D.D. Everest about Archie Green and a book by Terry Pratchett.
The beginning of the year was also marked with two extremely interesting biographies: first, Eugeniusz Bodo by Ryszard Wolański (a television series under the same title on Polish TV) and next, Amos Oz’s A Tale Of Love And Darkness reprinted in Poland after years and on which a film directed by Natalie Portman was based.
We would also like to draw readers’ attention to yet one more fundamental work in art history section, namely A History Of Pictures by David Hockney and Martin Gayford and to the last collection of essays by the late Umberto Eco.
We are constantly expanding our offer of books devoted to history – we strongly recommend our new series of WW II participates’ memoirs (first titles already in bookshops, e.g. Unlikely Warrior by Georg Rauch) and a new, as always, controversial book by Piotr Zychowicz entitled Jews, or stories politically incorrect. It is hard not to mention the recent Polish visit of Lee Trimble promoting his book Beyond The Call, so strongly connected with history of Polish people at the end of WW II.
More contemporary history is represented by The Mafia Queen, a new title by Piotr Pytlakowski and Mafia Cops by Edyta Krześniak and Krzysztof Spiechowicz about officers of Central Bureau of Investigation.
We have a growing offer of psychology and self-help books, just to mention What To Expect The Second Year, a completely new publication in our absolutely bestselling parental guides series or a new self-help book by Allan and Barbara Pease.
There are many new titles in business literature, too, e.g. Strategy Rules (describing strategies of Bill Gates, Andy Grove and Steve Jobs) or a book by Jeffrey Pfeffer entitled Leadership BS.
Last but not least, our largest, literally, book ever: over 1,400 pages of Campbell Biology 10th Ed. – a totally new edition was dispatched to retail outlets in February and immediately became a bestseller, not only among pupils or university students, but everyone interested in biology.
We invite you all to visit bookstore and to explore our new website www.rebis.com.pl, where many interesting promotions and all our offer can be found.