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12 May 2021

Andrea Stratilova

Andrea entered the publishing industry in 2002. After nine years' experience in acquiring children´s and YA titles for Fragment Publishing House Andrea moved to fiction and non-fiction books for adults and landed at Albatros Media.

On children´s and YA side she discovered and acquired Czech and Slovak rights to such bestselling authors likeChristopher Paoliniand hisEragon series,Suzanne Collin´s Hunger Games, one of the first books in popular dystopian genre for YA,Rick Riordan´s Percy Jacksonseries or relaunched the classic seriesThe Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.

Moving to books for adults has been a big challenge for her.  Albatros Media is the largest Publisher in the Czech Republic with 16 different imprints and Andrea looks for the great books for all imprints publishing adult´s literature. This requires a great overview of books and authors in many genres fitting to different imprints. She is focused at commercial thrillers, women´s fiction as well as literary novels or interesting and unique popular non-fiction. Since her previous involving at children´s literature she still likes keeping an eye on MG and YA titles.

She acquired the Czech rights to bestsellers likeThe Tattooist of Auschwitzby Heather Morris, thrillersThe Woman in the Windowby AJ Finn,The Silent Patientby Alex Michaelides or Tattoo Thiefby Alison Belsham, on non-fiction side she was happy to buy the rights toThe Gospels of Eelsby Patrik Svensson from Sweden.

Her favourite literary novel isBefore the Coffee Gets Coldwritten by Japanese author Toshikazu Kawaguchi, a huge bestseller in Japan.

When she doesn´t read manuscripts or books, she likes salsa dancing, hiking, swimming - sport in general.