The development of the Sophie-Community (Beta Version)
The autumn/winter programme 2020/2021
Together with our readers, we at Sophie Verlag want to develop educational, entertaining and emotional books that awaken the minds and senses of our children.
We publish non-fiction children’s books with a contemporary "look and feel" that pick up on children's modern viewing and reading habits and that are fun for parents, grandparents and all adults in general.
How does that work? Our recipe combines:
What else makes Sophie Verlag special?
We have already published two book series:
Non-fiction books for children from 8 years of age, which look at the world through the eyes of different protagonists. Thrilling illustrations and excitingly written texts create a completely new reading and viewing experience! At the end of the book, the young readers are themselves transformed into protagonists and invited to explore the topic for themselves.
Wolves | Dinosaurs
Rainforests | Volcanoes | Gladiators | Vikings | Early Mammals | Under the Microscope
Flora & Leo
Narrative non-fiction books for children aged 6 and over, in which the protagonists - Flora and Leo - visit all possible and impossible places: From the forests and lakes around them to the stars and planets in space. Their immense curiosity makes them want to know everything. In doing so, they invite the reader to join in: for example, by writing a researcher's diary, building a feeding station for birds or identifying trees and animal tracks.
The Secrets of the Forest | Walk to the Stars
The Treasure in the Lake | In the Footsteps of Darwin | Journey to the Eternal Ice | Discovery of the Human Body
More information on the individual volumes can be found at www.sophie-verlag.net. The books are available in bookshops and from all major online retailers.
The books published by Sophie Verlag are designed to be a much-treasured, long-lived resource on every child’s bookshelf. Books they will remember all their lives.
We still have a lot to do: Become a part of our Sophie Community and help us design our books with your ideas and your contributions!
Together with you we want to build a publishing house where grandparents, parents, children, illustrators and authors work together to develop ideas.
As a member of the digital community you can help us in the future to develop new book projects with high quality content and an emotional visual and text language.
As an independent publisher, our future is guaranteed by the support of our readers. So let us grow together in the Sophie Community and support each other!
Funding target 1: €10,000
With the money raised from the funding campaign we will finance
Furthermore, your contribution will enable us to bridge the current situation in which trade has slowed.
Funding target 2: €20,000
If we also achieve the second funding target, we will use it to finance
My name is Giancarlo Russo: born in Italy, I have been living in Germany for 20 years and feel as much German as Italian - but see myself first and foremost as a European.
For 15 years I have sold wonderful children's books all over the world for various German publishing houses.
In that time, I have understood one thing: Books are and will remain the most popular medium for showing children the world.
This topic took on a very personal relevance when my daughter was born. She is the reason why I now make books that appeal to both the senses and the minds of growing children, so that they can take responsibility for our world and do things better than we could.
I have been fortunate enough to receive financial support from dedicated experts in the industry and to attract enthusiastic illustrators and authors to our publishing house. Their competence and experience are behind Sophie-Verlag and this campaign.
Now it's your turn - #weneedyou