“Family Leisure Club” Publishing House

“Family Leisure Club” is the largest publishing house of Ukraine (data of the Book Chamber for 2015 in terms of circulation and published book titles).

In 2015 the total number of books published by the “Book Club “Family Leisure Club” reached 14 000 000 issues. This is the third part of all books being published in Ukraine.

Mission and goals

Our mission consists in making reading of the best foreign and Ukrainian books easy to access for all the Ukrainian readers.

The world bestsellers
We get acquainted the Ukrainian readers with world’s bestsellers purchasing licenses both for translation and for publishing of the best modern literature and the classics.
A wide range of genres
We offer fiction, children’s books, applied and scientific literature — from detective novels to creative albums.
Promotion of Ukrainian authors
We assist the Ukrainian authors to realize their talents and provide them with the access to a very wide audience of readers.

In 2006, the publishing house “Family Leisure Club” developed the directions “Ukrainian Prose Stars” and “World Bestsellers in Ukrainian” that became a successful platform to expand book assortment of different genres in Ukrainian. Since 2008, the publishing house actively cooperates with the prestigious international literary prize “Word Coronation” and finds new authors.

Key trends and series

Among the variety of book projects we choose the most interesting, qualitative and recognized.

Books nominated to the world literature awards

Books on the top ranks of prestigious publication ratings are the guides in the modern literature world. The whole variety of the top-rated books is now available to our readers.

Books-laureates of prestigious awards

The works from the Noble Prize laureates and winners of Pulitzer, Booker and Goncourt Prizes are the literary heritage of our time.

Stephen King

“Family Leisure Club” got an exclusive right to publish Stephen King’s books in Ukrainian. For the beginning of 2016, 27 books are already published.

The ukrainian history and today’s Lifecell

The publishing house issues works of famous contemporary historians, journalists and public figures. We create joint projects with “Radio Liberty”, “Channel 5”, the Institute of History of Ukraine, Ukrainian National Memory Institute, the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, a public educational “LIKBEZ project. Historic Front”, National Ukrainian Center of Folk Culture “Ivan Honchar Museum”, the State Research Center of protection of cultural heritage from technological disasters, as well as other historical and cultural organizations.

Psychology, business and self-development

The books on psychology, business and motivation became a new trend of the publishing house. We offer world's bestsellers and works of Ukrainian authors in this genre.

Books for the creativity development

Anti-stress coloring books for adults and creative sketch-books is the direction which bummed all around the world. The number of offers increases every year and the publishing house finds new ways to surprise its readers.

Mediapersons in literature

Ukrainian journalists, presenters, musicians and other media persons always have something to tell to their audience. So their works — essays, novels, journalism are very popular.

World literature stars

“Family Leisure Club” publishes works of titled classical and contemporary authors. Among them are: Erich Maria Remarque, William Golding, J. D. Salinger, Daniel Keyes, Richard Metison, Donna Tartt, Adam Johnson, Andrzej Sapkowski, Paula Hawkins, Markus Zusak, Jojo Moyes, Wilbur Smith, Dan Brown, Stephen King, Paulo Coelho, Chuck Polanik, Michel Houellebecq.

Stephen King
Jojo Moyes
Erich Maria Remarque
Chuck Polanik

Popular ukrainian authors

The modern Ukrainian prose is represented by the most renowned authors: Shevchenko Prize winner Vasyl Shklyar, Golden author of Ukraine Luko Dashvar, winner of the award “The BBC Book of the Year”, the winner of the Ukraine President Prize Serhiy Zhadan, a multiple winner of the “Word Coronation” Andriy Kokotuha. Among the stars of Ukrainian literature are: Max Kidruk, Svitlana Talan, Volodymyr Lys, Iren Rozdobudko, Dara Kornii, Irena Karpa, Simona Vilar etc.

Luko Dashvar
Simona Vilar
Vasyl Shklyar
Max Kidruk

BOOKS.KSD.UA

Online presentations of books are popular among the readers. On books.ksd.ua you can get acquainted with the top books before their publication or before you buy them. Just scroll through preview and read a passage.

Book exhibitions

The publishing house “Family Leisure Club” takes an active part in the largest national exhibitions (“Publishers Forum”, “Book Arsenal”) as well as international (“The Frankfurter Buchmesse” in Germany, “Bologna Children's Book Fair” in Italy, “Vilnius Book Fair” in Lithuania, etc.). We cooperate with 500 foreign publishers and literary agencies around the world, studying and selecting the most interesting projects for the Ukrainian reader. We are trusted by such giants of publishing business as the Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, Hachette Livre, Grupo Planeta, Wiley, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Bonnier and others.

  • Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Italy.
  • Books Arsenal, Kiev.
  • Frankfurt Books Fair, Germany.
  • London Book Fair, Great Britain.
  • Publishers Forum, Lviv.

The publisher’s book sale

The publisher products are available at the Book Club website bookclub.ua, in a chain of the Club shops, as well as in stores “Ye”, “Knigoland” supermarket “Auchan” and in more than 1,000 points of sale in Ukraine.

The publisher’s vacancies

“Book Club “Family Leisure Club” company offers a long-term cooperation. More information about the company vacancies is available on the Club website bookclub.ua.

Information for authors

If you want to become one of the “Book Club “Family Leisure Club” authors, please send your manuscripts by post to the following address: “Book Club “Family Leisure Club”, 20-A, Gagarin Avenue, Kharkiv, 61140, Ukraine, or via e-mail: publish@bookclub.ua.

The manuscripts are considered within 3 months. As soon as the editorial council makes its decision, the publishing house will contact the author. We kindly ask the authors to note that the manuscripts are not reviewed.

Conditions of the manuscripts consideration

For the fiction:
  • genres: novels for women, detective novels, thrillers, fantasy, modern prose;
  • the text shall be in Ukrainian or in Russian;
  • the publishing offer shall contain a brief annotation of the plot, full text of the composition, information about the author, author’s contact details and references, if available;
  • the text volume shall not be less than 200 000 printing symbols.
For the applied literature:
  • genres: psychology, history, cookery, hand-made, publicism;
  • the text shall be in Ukrainian or in Russian;
  • the publishing offer shall contain a full plan, the introduction and illustration samples.

Òypography requirements

We accept only the issues of the published books, manuscript hard printings or their electronic copies on electronic media (CD of flash drive). Materials on disks and memory cards, as well hand-written materials, are not accepted.

The materials sending via e-mail shall bó in .doc (Microsoft Word) format.

The publishing house does not consider:
  • poetry compositions;
  • compositions of the small-size prose (e.g. stories, short novels);
  • abstracts of composition, or their separate chapters.

Wholesale

The product range of the “Book Club “Family Leisure Club” is widely presented not only in our catalogues and in our branded shops, but also on the domestic open market – our products are sold both in the specialized bookstores and in wholesale spots.

Moreover, the “Book Club “Family Leisure Club” supplies its books to Europe and to North America, as well as to Russia, Belorussia, Kazakhstan and to Georgia.

We guarantee to our business partners a quality service, which includes an individual approach to every our customer, marketing programs for promotion of books in retail spots, quick information about all the book novelties, hiring of sales equipment for books placing.

We are open for cooperation with wholesalers working both in Ukraine and abroad.

Concerning wholesale purchases you can contact us at: “Book Club “Family Leisure Club”, 20-A, Gagarin Avenue, Kharkov, 61140, Ukraine.

trade@bookclub.ua

Tel: +38 057 703 44 57, fax: +38 057 784 00 91

Read more at the website trade.bookclub.ua.