A member of BBA and ICC
62, Rhodope Str., P.O.Box 802, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
tel.: +359 32 600 930
GSM: +359 888 579 139
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1784 София, бул. "Цариградско шосе" 117
печатница "Образование и наука"
тел.: +359 2 946 16 07
GSM: +359 888 826 502 – Сашка Тодорова
Lettera is one of the most renowned publishers in Bulgaria, founded in 1991 by Mrs Nadya Furnadzhieva. It currently employs a staff of 30 people on a full-time basis and over 200 contributors on a free-lance basis. Over 300 titles are featured in Lettera catalogue, about 40 new books are released per year. Besides the head office and the company bookshop in Plovdiv, the publishing house has an information centre with a bookshop in Sofia and a digital printing house for small print runs in Plovdiv.
Lettera covers the following major subject areas: luxury editions and books about the cultural and historical heritage of Bulgaria in English, German, French, Spanish, Russian and Bulgarian, fiction by famous Bulgarian and foreign writers, language learning systems, textbooks and supplementary materials and teaching aids, dictionaries, reference books, popular science series for young-adults, bi-lingual commentary editions of European literary classics, reference books in history, music and architecture, books for children.
Lettera has also developed a unique multimedia course Bulgarian for Foreigners in cooperation with a team of highly qualified international experts from seven European countries under the Socrates LINGUA-L2 programme of the EU. The course is unique in content and structure, using modern methodology that takes the learners from A1 to B2 level of language competence as per the CEF. The course contains in-depth socio-cultural information and attractive animation and video film and is suitable both for self-study and a group study with a teacher. The product is available in Bulgarian, English, German, French, Dutch and Czech (http://www.lettera.bg/lingua/).
Lettera has a reputation for providing high quality books both in terms of methodology and design. About 70% of the titles are approved by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science. It has sold licenses for foreign language learning systems and Bulgarian fiction to publishers from Hungary, Slovenia, Montenegro, Serbia, Italy, the Netherlands and Germany. The publishing house was awarded a Golden Disk by the BBC in 1992 for the high quality of production of the language system BBC 1, 2, 3. In 1999 it won the Plovdiv special award for the luxurious Old Plovdiv edition, the Hristo G. Danov national award of the Ministry of Culture for book design and awards of the Bulgarian Book Publishers Association for high quality of printing of the Old Plovdiv and The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass. At the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2004 it was awarded EEPG's Merit Award for the quality of the Russian language textbook Carousel.
Lettera is in close cooperation with publishers from Germany, UK, France, Slovenia, Italy, as well as with the Ministry of Education and Science and its regional inspectorates, the Ministry of Culture, major universities in Bulgaria (Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv) and abroad (University of Gent, Belgium, University of Westminster, Great Britain, University of Leipzig, Germany, Charles University of Prague, the Czech Republic, University of Aix-en-Provence, France), Goethe Institute - Sofia, Frankfurt Book Fair, Bulgarian State Tourism Agency, Alliance Francaise - Plovdiv, etc.
Lettera is a full member of BBA (the Bulgarian Book Association) and of ICC (International Certificate Conference).