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Our mission:

We open up worlds of stories and knowledge. Our books in all their forms enrich lives both of children and adults. We contribute to development of individuals, culture and whole society.

Our values:

  • Passion for books.
  • Products that enrich people's lives.
  • Responsibility for spread of moral values, education, personal development.
  • Creative environment and motivating conditions for employees.
  • Fairness and ethical approach to everything we do.

Since 2010, Albatros Media corp. has been the largest publishing house in the Czech Republic; with a combined production of up to 1,400 titles a year, it has been expanding rapidly in the Slovak Republic as well.

► #1 publisher in the Czech Republic with 65 years of history

► 1,000+ new titles each year – fiction and non-fiction

► Publishing international blockbusters, e. g. Fifty Shades of Grey, J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and The Casual Vacancy

► Publishing, distribution, readers’ club, e-shop

► 12 imprints covering every target group from children to seniors

► Increasing share of Czech and Slovak markets

Our publishing portfolio arises mainly from our five fiction imprints – Albatros, the flagship, a traditional publisher of children’s literature (established in 1949 and known as National Children’s Publishing until 1969; over 11,000 titles have been published in more than 360 million copies; one of the seven co-founders of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in 1964); CooBoo, a modern publisher of young adult titles; Plus, publishing refined literature for adult readers; Motto, producing a diverse range of titles for adult readers; and XYZ, one of the most prominent and successful publishing houses in the Czech Republic with an exceptionally broad range of products, acquired in late 2011.

Albatros Media also includes six non-fiction brands. Apart from the original Computer Press brand that continues to publish on computer literature, digital photography, and other modern technologies, there are three other imprints – BizBooks for titles on management, economy, finance, and personal and career development; Edika for titles following modern educational trends; and CPress, broadening our portfolio with books on travel, health & family, crafts & hobbies, history & arts, motors, DIY, cooking etc.; Management Press, educational and professional publishers of books on management, marketing, sales, finance, human resource development or psychology and B4U Publishing - mainly non-fiction books for children and adults on a wide variety of popular subjects for international co-editions market.

Albatros Media corp. is also the exclusive producer and distributor of books published within the Edice České televize (Czech Television, the public service broadcaster in the Czech Republic) project.

The Company also operates Albatros Media Slovakia, its daughter company, distributing both Czech and Slovak titles of its imprints within the Slovak market. In 2012 we published more than 100 new titles from both our fiction and non-fiction portfolio in Slovak, the beginning of our effort to become one of the top three Slovak publishers by 2015.

In 2013 Albatros Media corp. became the majority shareholder of the company eReading.cz ltd. The eReading.cz project aims to offer Czech readers legal and affordable e-books. eReading.cz is one of the best established providers of electronic books in the Czech Republic, and belongs to the technological vanguard. They were the first company in the Czech Republic to offer their own e-readers and the second company in the world to make periodicals available in such a medium. eReading.cz e-readers are remarkable for their simplicity of use and that they download material automatically, without needing any conversion.

Albatros Media corp. is fully committed to upholding our reputation as a stable, financially strong, and reliable partner with an ambitious development strategy focused on adhering to contract terms, making payments on-time, and maintaining responsive communication with our business partners.

Besides publishing, we operate a logistics and distribution network in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic, under the separate labels DISTRI.CZ and DISTRI.SK, which, through an extensive network of sales representatives, directly supply more than one thousand bookstores and libraries from our warehouses and expedition centres in Prague and Bratislava. Additionally, the long-established Albatros Media Mail Order Club, active for 49 years in almost every one of the Czech Republic’s 3,000+ elementary schools, is managed by our company, as is www.knihy.cpress.cz, the first Czech online book store. Albatros Media is also among the most important book distributors in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.


General Company Information:

Business name:Albatros Media a. s.
Street:Na Pankráci 30/1618
City:Praha 4
Postcode:140 00
Phone:00420 261 397 200
Fax:00420 234 633 262
E-mail:info@albatrosmedia.cz
URL:www.albatrosmedia.cz
Registration number:28377141
Tax identification number:CZ 28377141
Bank:Raiffeisenbank a.s., CZK account number: 508 110 7266 / 5500
Raiffeisenbank a.s., EUR account number: 508 110 7282 / 5500

Company registered in the Commercial Register kept by the Municipal Court in Prague, Section B, Entry No. 14206

Our books
07.10. | 2015
Little Mole's Herbarium White petals and a yellow centre – this is how a lot of flowers blooming in fields, on meadows or along roads look like. But which one of them is a camomile and which one is a daisy? Can you tell them apart? And do you know how a plantain looks like? Let’s discover and learn the beauties of meado...
06.10. | 2015
Christmas around the World Little Simon found a magical ball under his Christmas tree. The ball can take him wherever he wishes to see how Christmas is celebrated all around the world. In every picture you can find not only him, but also his brother Daniel, their dog and the magical ball itself. So open up the book, put yo...
05.10. | 2015
Tiger & Friends Take a journey with us and see animals from four continents. Rudolf Lukeš’s pop-up books have been re-issued in our Golden Vintage series. Having first delighted children in many countries in the 1960s, they are no less attractive to children today. The animal friends peeping out at us from these...

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