The Virtual Library of Krakow

After the tremendous success of its first, summer edition. Virtual Library of Publishers is now back with even greater flourish! Between the 15th and the 31st October 2013, on nearly 300 citylights in Poland’s biggest cities, you could find the best books of the Conrad Festival and the Book Fair in Kraków. For those who liked the free extracts, the partners of the Virtual Library: Publio, Woblink, Virtualo and Koobe, prepared special promotions, free e-books, e-readers and book tokens, as well as big discounts. As a result, the extracts presented during the second edition of the Virtual Library had nearly 10,000 downloads!



It is for the first time ever that nearly thirty publishers from all over the country and four biggest distributors of e-books joined their forces to present to readers the best books of the year and. at the same time, to promote reading with the use of advanced technologies. The campaign presented the latest new publications (extracts of premiere books by Jan Jakub Kolski and Tymon Tymański), dctcctive stories (by Åsa Larsson, Yrsa Sigurdardóttir), cartoons (Nicolas Presl), radio dramas (Dumanowski and Bruno Schulz), books for children, reportage (for instance by Filip Springer, or the anthology Made in Poland). biographies (of Steve Jobs and The Beatles), and poetry and fiction (including books by Julia Hartwig and Szczepan Twardoch).

The campaign was organised by the Krakow Festival Office. Its partners included: the Book Institute, as well as the following publishing houses and organisations: a5, Agora, Bona, Czarne, Dodo Editor, the Women’s Space Foundation, Insignis Media, Karakter, Koobe, Krytyka Polityczna, Lokator, Muza, New Eastern Europe, Noir sur Blanc, Radio Kraków, Sine Qua Non, Skrzat, the Polish Writers’ Association, Świat Książki, W.A.B., WAM, Wielka Litera, Wydawnictwo Akademickie Dialog, Wydawnictwo Literackie, Wydawnictwo M, Wydawnictwo Otwarte, Znak, Znak Literanova, and Znak Emotikon. The campaign’s patrons are: Polish Radio 3 and the Malemen magazine.