HYESTART is an organization supporting the development of cultural democracy in Armenia and the region. Hyestart thus promotes the two main pillars of cultural democracy: cultural diversity and the freedom to participate in cultural life, with a special emphasis on the latter. Hyestart implements The Vartanush Krikorian Fund project of translation support. Within the project the French translation of Aram Pachyan’s Goodbye, Bird was supported.
VLUME is digital reading platform, which offers its members a wide variety of e books and audio books either for free or through a monthly subscription. Currently VLUME carries the largest collection of classical and contemporary works of Armenian and foreign authors in Eastern and Western dialects. VLUME app is available for both iOS and Android devices. ARI Literary and Talent Agency is the exclusive agent representing VLUME in Armenia. ARI supports local Armenian publishers to onboard and distribute their publications through VLUME platform and works directly with institutions to increase the adoption of digital literature by readers in Armenia.
ARI Agency is the partner of Newmag publishing house and is negotiating copyright purchase and sales on their behalf. ARI also supports in developing and diversifying Newmag’s list of titles. The publisher hit the local book market in May 2018 with the Armenian edition of a mega successful world bestselling titles The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. Publisher has initiated series of book on sports, biographies of outstanding political and public figures, self help and motivational literature. Apart from outstanding titles presented by Newmag, the secret of the success has also been the creative marketing, book trailers and book presentations.
ARI Agency is the partner of Arevik publishing house and is negotiating copyright purchase and sales on their behalf. Arevik was founded in 1986. The basic field of activity is publication of literature for children and young adult, belles-lettres, educational manuals and text books. From day of its foundation Arevik always remained the leader on publication of children and young adult literature in Armenia and today offers the reader a rich choice of colorful children books in original, distinctive design.
Bookinist is one of the oldest booksellers in Armenia, which has extended recently to a chain of bookstores and a publishing house. ARI Literary Agency is a long term partner with Bookinist in distribution and promotion of books by Agency authors. We also negotiate copyrights purchase for Bookinist publishing house.
Actual Art publishing house has been established in 1995 and has published around 200 books by now. The main directions of the publisher are contemporary literature, art, philosophy and theory. One of the outstanding series of Actual Art is the French literature of the XX century as well as the Armenian Diaspora authors in translation. Actual Art publishing house also stands out in its approach to the art of publishing and is producing books with beautiful book covers and illustrations. ARI Agency is working with Actual Art in several directions including copyright negotiations, cooperative publishing and other projects.
Magaghat publishing and printing house has been established in 2016 and is offering a wide range of services in publishing. Magaghat provides quality printing of all kinds of leaflets, brochures, books and other materials. ARI Agency is cooperating with Magaghat to publish books of its clients and authors, as well as all other publishing and printing.