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Pegi has been active in the printing and publishing sector since 1994, year of its foundation. Read more...
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Discover the new titles of Botime Pegi for primary and secondary school! More than 30 new titles approved by the Albanian Ministry of Education. Read more...
Thursday, 30 June 2011
Angela Nanetti was born in Budrio, Italy, where she passed her childhood and teenage period. Later she moved to Pescara, where she worked as a high school professor. In the ‘80s Nanetti publishes “Le memorie di Adalbento” (Adalbento memories), a novel for children that is instantly acclaimed as a huge success, not only for the themes and contents, but also for the innovative language through which Nanetti expresses her messages. The book is translated in many languages almost immediately and is awarded with many prizes. Critics acclaim the book as the clear and definitive wake-up call much needed in the Italian children literature. Angela Nanetti continued her activity by writing an impressive number of stories and novels for children and teenagers. Among these, it is worth mentioning “Mio nonno era un ciliegio” (“My grandfather was a cherry tree”) which was translated in twenty languages. This book was among the final nominees for the “Deutsche Jungendliteratur 2002” award and won the Chronos prize in France. Natasha Poroçani translated this book, published by Botime Pegi in Albania.
Monday, 13 December 2010
Sabina Colloredo lives and works in Milan for 8 months a year. She passes the rest of the year in her vacation house in Marche with her children. Here she has written the majority of her works among which “Racconti di Zoe”, “Tutto di personale”, “Lo Spaccamondo”, and many other titles for children and adults. One of her best-known works is “Un’ereditiera ribelle. Vita e avventure di Peggy Guggenheim”, the biography of Peggy Guggenheim. Colloredo has shown time and again her ability to translate with candor the childhood and feminine world. Botime Pegi has published in Albanian a number of books for children from her series "Olympus hotel"
Monday, 13 December 2010
Roberto Piumini is a well-known contemporary Italian writer. He is a candidate for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2010 and has written and published many poetries, poems, stories and novels for children. His works have been translated in many foreign languages. Piumini is also well known for his television activities in Italy, among which his work as one of the producers of “L’albero azzurro” (The blue tree), a successful program for children. To name all of his works it would take too long, suffice to name a few of them like “Barbablu” (Blu beard), “Storie dell’orizzonte” (Horizon stories) and “C’era un bambino profumato di latte” (There was a child smelling of milk). Piumini is finally present in the Albanian market, for the first time, through his successful novel “Il Diario di La” (La’s diary). Translated in more than 50 languages, Piumini is now one of the most revered names in the sector of children’s literature.
Monday, 13 December 2010
Pegi Publishing has intensified its activity in the publishing of schoolbooks starting from 2005 when the school publishing sector started being liberalized by the Albanian government. Within a few years Pegi became one of the leading publishers for the school segment in Albania with over 60 titles in circulation. Some of our titles, such as our Mathematics textbooks (E. Lulja, N. Babamusta), have received countrywide preference. University textbooks have also been one of the areas we have been most active in. Among these, we can single out International Financial Management (J. Madura), Introduction to economics (A. Mancellari, S. Haderi, Dh. Kule, S. Qirici), Investments (E. Luci, D. Kripa) and Strategic management (V. Kume). Pegi’s literature and leisure publications can be found in libraries all over Albania. In 2005 Pegi published “P.S. I love you” written by Cecilia Ahern. The book proved very popular and it was reprinted several times within the first two years. From the same author we have also published, "If you could see me now" and "Where rainbows end". Other important publications include "Niente di vero tranne gli occhi" by Giorgio Faletti, "Snow flower and the secret fan" by Lisa See, "The Sea" by John Banville, "Una palabra tuya" by Elvira Lindo and "Never let me go" by Kazuo Ishiguro. We have worked with many foreign publishers such as Harper Collins and Random House. Pegi remains one of the greatest independent publishing houses in Albania and it continues to go from strength to strength.
Sunday, 03 October 2010
Pegi Printing has been well known since 1994, when it started its printing activity thanks to a small investment in a one-colour sheet-fed offset. Since the beginning of its activity, Pegi’s mission has been to deliver the best quality products to its clients on time and according to requirements. In order to fulfill this mission, Pegi has invested significantly in modern technology. For example, Pegi was the first company in Albania to invest in computer-to-plate machinery in 2006. In 2010, Pegi Printing was the first printing company in Albania to invest in an 8-colour sheet-fed offset machinery. Thanks to its efforts, Pegi has been elected as the preferred printing partner from various private and public institutions in Albania, including the Albanian Government, Tirana City-hall, UNHCR, UNICEF, British Council and Coca-Cola. Thanks to its efforts, in 2005 Pegi was praised with the “Century International Gold Quality Era Award” from the Century Quality Era Award Foundation.
Sunday, 03 October 2010
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Monday, 04 October 2010
Before embarking on her writing career, Cecelia Ahern completed a Degree in Journalism and Media Communications. At twenty-one, she wrote her first novel PS, I Love You, which was sold to over forty countries. The film of the same title is now a major motion picture starring Hilary Swank and Lisa Kudrow. PS, I Love You was one of the biggest-selling debut novels of 2004, reaching number 1 in Ireland and in the UK Sunday Times bestseller list. It was also a bestseller throughout Europe and the USA, staying on the best-seller list in Germany for over 52 weeks. That same year, in November 2004, her second book Where Rainbows End also reached no.1 in Ireland and the UK. Her third book If You Could See Me Now was published in November 2005 and also became an international bestseller. Cecelia won the 2005 Irish Post Award for Literature and a 2005 Corine Award for her second book Where Rainbows End. Other bestselling books from Cecilia include A Place Called Here (2008), Thanks for the Memories (2008) and The Book Of Tomorrow (2010).
Friday, 19 November 2010
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Monday, 31 January 2011
Beatrice Masini was born in Milan, where she currently lives and works. She worked as a journalist (Il Giornale, then La Voce) before dedicating herself to children’s books as an author, translator and editor. During her long career, she has also worked as a children's book editor at Rizzoli and Fabbri Editori. She has published some forty titles as a writer, from albums for children to novels for young adults. Her works have been translated into sixteen languages. Some of the published credits of Beatrice Masini include Old and New Friends, with the Toetips, A Dance Step, and What a Temperament, all part of the Pink Ballet Slippers series which was published in Albania by Botime Pegi.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Moony Witcher (alias Roberta Rizzo, born in Venice in 1957) is an Italian writer for children. The four books cycle on "the girl of the Sixth Moon" (Nina, the little alchemist) has had an enormous success in Italy and internationally. Besides Nina, this author has created other beloved characters for children such as Geno (and the black stamp of Mrs. Kriken) and Morga, the witch of the wind. In 2010, Mondadori published the second title on Morga, the Alfasia Desert. Moony Witcher has become wellknown in Albania thanks to the Nina cycle published by Botime Pegi.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Sazan Goliku (alias Pandeli Koçi) was born in Vlora in 1942. Graduated from the Tirana University in Albanian Language and Literature, he starts his career as a teacher and journalist, and later as an editor for the state-owned publisher "Naim Frashëri". Later on he has continued to work as an editor for various public institutions. He is an acclaimed scholar on Albanian literature. In december 2008 he was elected as the head of the Children's Writers' Association. He is the author of many successful books for children and adults.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Bedri Dedja (1930 - 2004) was a writer (poems and prose), translator, journalist, scholar of psychology and pedagogy. An acclaimed children's author, Bedri Dedja was awarded with several prizes among which "Citizen of Honour" for Berat, holder of the "Prize of the Republic", "Order of Naim Frashëri" and title of "Great Master". After he graduated from Moscow's University in 1953 in the disciplines of pedagogy, psychology and children's literature, he was for 40 years profesor of psychology and pedagogy in the University of Tirana. Bedri Dedja has been for several years member of the World Association of Psychologists, Head of the National Association of Psychologists and Head of the Albanian Children's Writers' Association. Many of his writings have been translated and published abroad, e.g., Macedonia, Kosovo, Greece, Romania, China and Switzerland.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Joachim Friedrich was born in 1953 in Oberhausen, Germany. Graduated in political economy, he goes on to become a professor of economy at the university. He also works as a consultant for private companies. He publishes his first novel for children, "4 friends and 1/2", in 1992. Since then he has written more than 15 titles, which have been published in Germany and other countries.
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Gianni Rodari (1920 - 1980) was an Italian writer and journalist, most famous for his books for children. He published his first book in 1951 and since then he completely dedicated himself to the children. He is perhaps best known for "Il romanzo di Cipollino" (“The adventures of the little onion”, 1951) and "La freccia azzurra" (“The blue arrow”, 1954). He won the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1970 and is considered by many to be Italy's most important twentieth-century children's author. Botime Pegi have published in Albanian "Kopshti zoologjik i përrallave" ("The zoo of the fairytales") and will be soon publishing the famous "Shigjeta e kaltër" ("The blue arrow").
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (1818 –1883) was one of the most important Russian writers of the 19th century. His his novel Fathers and Sons is regarded as one of the major works of literature. Turgenev first made his name with A Sportsman's Sketches, a collection of short stories, based on his observations of peasant life and nature. The book is credited with having influenced public opinion in favour of the abolition of serfdom in 1861. Between 1850 and 1860, Turgenev wrote several novellas, among which: The Diary of a Superfluous Man, Faust, Rudin, A Nest of the Gentry, On the Eve, First Love, etc. Fathers and Sons, Turgenev's most famous and enduring novel, appeared in 1862. The issues treated in the novel transcend the merely contemporary. Many radical critics at the time did not take Fathers and Sons seriously; and, after the relative critical failure of his masterpiece, Turgenev was disillusioned and started to write less. ""The conscious use of art for ends extraneous to itself was detestable to him... He knew that the Russian reader wanted to be told what to believe and how to live, expected to be provided with clearly contrasted values, clearly distinguishable heroes and villains... Turgenev remained cautious and skeptical; the reader is left in suspense, in a state of doubt: problems are raised, and for the most part left unanswered"" – Isaiah Berlin, Lecture on Fathers and Children.
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928) was an English novelist and poet. He is best known for his novels, such as "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" and "Far from the Madding Crowd", which earned him a reputation as a great novelist. The bulk of his fictional works explore tragic characters struggling against their passions and social circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his fifties, has come to be as well regarded as his novels and has had a significant influence over modern English poetry.
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Sarah Dunant, born in 1950, in England, is the author of many international bestsellers. Sarah Dunant's work ranges over a number of genres and eras, going from hard-boiled detective fiction to historical thriller. Her characters are frequently women of the world, able to hold their own against men. She is best known for novels of the likes of "The Birth of Venus" and "In the Company of the Courtesan". She most recently published "Sacred Hearts", the completion of her Italian historical trilogy.
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Lisa See is a Chinese American writer and novelist. The Chinese side of her family has had a great impact on her life and work. Her books include "On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family" and the novels "Flower Net", "The Interior", "Dragon Bones", "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" and "Shanghai Girls", which made it to the 2010 New York Times bestseller list. Both "Shanghai Girls" and "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" received honorable mentions from the Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature.
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Sebastian Barry (born July 5, 1955) is an Irish playwright, novelist, and poet. He has been shortlisted twice for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction and has won the 2008 Costa Book of the Year. Barry's work in fiction came to the fore during the 1990s. His novel "A Long Long Way" was shortlisted for the 2005 Man Booker Prize, and was selected for Dublin's 2007 One City One Book event. Barry's most recent book, The Secret Scripture won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction and the 2008 Costa Book of the Year.
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Botime Pegi have been present in all book fairs in Tirana. You can see below a few pictures of the stand of Botime Pegi at the 2010 Book Fair in Tirana.
Tuesday, 07 June 2011
Books are one of the most powerful tools in the world. Books can inspire, amuse and educate. If you are not just looking for a job, but also looking for a challenge, if you want to stretch yourself, test your talents and broaden your horizon, then Pegi is the right place for you. Please send your application (including a CV and an introduction letter) to jobapplication@botimepegi.al. You will receive an answer from us as soon as possible
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
This is the first book of the series “La Saga Malaussène”, that tells the story of Benjamin Malaussène, a scapegoat, and his family in Belleville, Paris. It is also the first book from Daniel Pennac translated into Albanian. More...
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Friday, 11 May 2012
Tom Rob Smith grew up in London, UK. His parents owned an antiques shop and his family of five lived in a house above the shop. From his parents' experience, he learned early on that "being self-employed, carving out a reputation and finding your fight" was not going to be easy. At twelve, he wrote his first 'book' by handwriting the story into a hardback notebook. At sixteen, the encouragement of his drama teacher to start writing plays was a landmark moment. At university he was able to stage some more plays and his college at Cambridge gave him a scholarship to write for a year after graduating. Later, the television company Talkback Thames hired him as an assistant storyliner. When his contract was not renewed, he was forced to become a professional writer. During his first year as a freelancer, he managed to finish Child 44. The book, published by Hachette Book Group in 2008, was an international success. It received 17 nominations for various awards and won 7 of them. His sequel, The Secret Speech, published in 2009, was acclaimed to similar levels. Praise for Child 44: From The New York Times: "... This book is much too densely, ingeniously plotted for its secrets to be accessible via shortcut..." To read the whole review, click here. From the Guardian:"... I can think of few novels that have touched so eloquently on the complex moral climate of life in the Soviet Union..." To read the whole review, click here.
Saturday, 09 July 2011
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Monday, 11 July 2011
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Botime Pegi were present at the 14th Book Fair in Tirana, which took place from 9th - 13th November 2011. During this fair, Botime Pegi launched three new fiction titles for adults: "The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao", "The Stonehenge Legacy" and "Jack Frusciante left the band". There were new titles also for the children: the fifth title ("The London School") of the successful series "Pink Shoes" and for the youngest, the first volume of a collection of stories around "Princes and Princesses", and the two first titles of the new series "The encyclopedia for children" ("My body" and "Animals of the world" for 3 to 6 ages). Finally, Botime Pegi further enriched its successful catalogue of non-fiction titles with two new pocket books for the day-to-day use of English ("English for traveling" and "English for writing"). Our stand received most of the visitors of the fair this year, which were keen on reading and consulting our titles. They liked the ambiance and the comfortable seating areas. The stand was awarded as the Most Beautiful Stand of the 14th Book Fair in Tirana. You can find below some photos of our stand. The President of the Republic, Mr. Bamir Topi, visits Botime Pegi's stand at the 14th Book Fair in Tirana. The US Ambasador to Tirana, Mr. Alexander Arvizu, visits Botime Pegi's stand at the 14th Book Fair in Tirana.
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Botime Pegi is constantly looking for new partners in the area of translation and editing. If you would like to work with us, please send an email at perkthej@botimepegi.al (for translators) and redaktoj@botimepegi.al (for editors). We will do our best to reply to you as soon as possible. Also, if you are a writer or would like to be one, please send your manuscript at shkruaj@botimepegi.al. Depending on the workload, our answers might take a while. We hope you understand.
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
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Sunday, 20 November 2011
The cooperation between Botime Pegi (Albania) and Dukagjini publisher (Kosovo) has been the most successful one in the competition organized by the education ministries of both Albania and Kosovo. More...
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Pegi Sh.p.k. (Printing) Address: Lundër, Tiranë (Përballë "Blur"-it) Name: Dhurata Bezhani Title: Managing Director Mob.: +355 (0) 69 400 7501 E-mail: dhurata.bezhani@botimepegi.al Name: Endri Bërhami Title: Engineer Mob.: +355 (0) 69 607 7813 E-mail: endri.berhami@botimepegi.al Botime Pegi Sh.p.k. Address: Rr. Elbasanit, Pall. Filipeu 2, Tiranë E-mail: botimepegi@botimepegi.al Tel.: +355 (0)42 374947 Name: Perparim Rustemi Title: Marketing and sales Mob.: +355 (0) 69 202 6773 E-mail: perparim.rustemi@botimepegi.al Name: Zamira Devole Title: School books editor Mob.: +355 (0) 69 400 7502 E-mail: zamira.devole@botimepegi.al Name: Enisa Nanaj Title: Trade publishing Mob.: +355 (0) 69 607 7814 E-mail: marketing@botimepegi.al
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
“Steve Jobs” is the first authorized biography of Steve Jobs, Apple's founder. This incredibly successful book finally comes in Albanian as well. More...
Wednesday, 06 June 2012
"Beauty and wellbeing secrets" has been thought for a wide range of women ages. For more details, you can download here a few pages of this book. Më shumë...
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Published in 35 countries, this book is a revolution with respect to any other self-help method. More...
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
It's not often that an American election sparks debate about a philosopher. But ever since Mitt Romney announced his selection of Paul Ryan as his vice presidential candidate, talk has turned to the ideas of novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand. Ryan is on record as being a fan of Rand's, and although he has taken pains to distance himself from her entire philosophy, he continues to stress that her novel Atlas Shrugged "is a great novel". Ryan is far from the only one who thinks so. Since the financial meltdown of 2008, Rand's 1957 novel has sold more than 1.5 million copies. More...
Friday, 28 December 2012