Having introduced unique examples of contemporary literature to Turkish children and young adults, Günışığı Kitaplığı left behind its 15th anniversary with prestigious publishing and literature awards such as Memet Fuat and Türkan Saylan Awards.
We are the only publisher in Turkey focusing entirely on selected children’s and young adults’ books from contemporary Turkish and world literature. Since 1996, we have introduced a wealth of new books and new writers to their readers. We publish and distribute books of literary value that suit the needs of a variety of age groups. Intending to articulate and draw attention to the problems of youth and difficulties they are trapped-in, our sub-brand ON8 is meeting not only with young people but readers of all ages. Works from world literature are meticulously translated and edited to preserve their narrative characteristics and present the most effective and correct use of Turkish. We represent the sales rights of our Turkish authors and illustrators whose titles have been sold to many countries so far.
While introducing new writers to the field of children’s and young adult literature, we invite also illustrators, translators, editors and critics to this exciting and developing field of literature.
We contribute to the field also through our conference and seminar organizations bringing all the stakeholders of children’s and young adult literature together. Through our training projects developed for teachers and librarians and short story competition for young readers we encourage and support the most correct and effective use of literature books in schools.
Our aim is to bring children and adults together at the joy of reading; making them feel that reading is an enriching and joyful experience.
In addition to publishing selected books from world literature we also represent the sales rights of our Turkish authors and illustrators abroad. So far several titles our Turkish authors have been sold to countries such as Italy, Bulgaria, Japan, Albania, Germany, China, Switzerland and many more.