We are thrilled to announce that the Norwegian rights to international bestseller PUTIN’S TROLLS – On the Frontlines of Russia’s Information War Against the World by the award-winning journalist Jessikka Aro have been pre-empted by Mangschou! The deal was closed by Toomas Aasmäe at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.
The publishing rights to Putin’s Trolls have now been sold to 14 territories and it has just been published in English by Ig Publishing, available now in e-book format and print in June 2022.
We are very proud to be publishing Jessikka Aro’s important and eye-opening book to the Norwegian readers. Putinin Trollit (Putin’s Trolls) is both fascinating and frightening and the author shows a great courage in her investigation on how information, lies, and manipulation are used in and outside Russia to prevent free speech and democracy.
– Åsne Bruvik Lie, editor, Mangschou Publishing, Norway
The rights are still available in Italy, Japan, France, Spain, Netherlands, Turkey, Denmark, Slovakia, Greece etc.
The book has been a bestseller both in Finland and internationally and has garnered excellent critical success.
Throughout this book, Aro reveals the mechanics of Russia’s insidious nonmilitary tactics and widespread propaganda targeted at civilians—strategies used decades before in both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union to gain control over the minds of citizens. As Russia continues to threaten Ukraine in hybrid warfare, Aro provides an extremely valuable lesson.
– Kirkus Reviews April 2022 issue
By exposing Putin’s institutionalized trolling operations, Jessikka Aro has gone where no one has had the courage to go before and has done so at great peril. Ms. Aro has done the world a huge service by showing us how these tactics work so we can better defend ourselves going forward.
– Bill Browder, New York Times bestselling author, Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice, USA
by Jessikka Aro
First published in 2019 in Finland by Johnny Kniga, Aro’s book is a groundbreaking exposé of the scale and detail of Russian information warfare against the West through extraordinary true stories, including her own. These well documented and shocking cases prove that Russia does not shy away from the darkest means of eliminating its opponents through cyber-espionage, social media trolls, fake news, cyber-attacks, death threats and hate campaigns by PR professionals.
Tositarinoita Venäjän infosodan rintamilta
Johnny Kniga, November 2019, 453 pp.
Full English PDF
FINLAND: Johnny Kniga (orig.)
BULGARIA: Ciela Norma
CZECH REPUBLIC: Denik N
ESTONIA: Menu Meedia/Stratkom
POLAND: Sine Qua Non
ROMANIA: Lebada Neagra
SWEDEN: Sensor Förlag
WORLD ENGLISH: Ig Publishing
WORLD ENGLISH (audio): Blackstone Audio
FILM & TV: Onerva Pictures Oy