Norwegian rights pre-empted for PUTIN’S TROLLS! Now will be published in 14 territories!

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. 

Download the full English PDF for PUTIN’S TROLLS by clicking here!

The book has been a bestseller both in Finland and internationally and has garnered excellent critical success.


Aro’s cri de coeur is well-documented and persuasive. This disturbing study does a stellar job of depicting Russia’s propaganda machine in action.
 Publishers Weekly, Reviewed on: 03/22/2022

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.

Reading materials:
Full English PDF

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Johnny Kniga (orig.)

BULGARIA: Ciela Norma
ESTONIA: Menu Meedia/Stratkom
GERMANY: Goldmann
HUNGARY: Corvina
LATVIA: Pētergailis
NORWAY: Mangschou
POLAND: Sine Qua Non
ROMANIA: Lebada Neagra
SWEDEN: Sensor Förlag
WORLD ENGLISH: Ig Publishing
WORLD ENGLISH (audio): Blackstone Audio

FILM & TV: Onerva Pictures Oy

About author

Jessikka Aro

Jessikka Aro is an award-winning reporter with Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company, specializing in Russia, extremism and information warfare. In 2014 and 2015, she published a series of articles on pro-Kremlin social media trolls and their influence outside of Russia’s borders. Due to her investigations, Jessikka became the target of a severe and still ongoing international propaganda and hate speech campaign, which she recounts in Putin’s Trolls.

In 2019, the US State Department awarded Jessikka the International Women of Courage Award, but the award was mysteriously rescinded by the Trump administration, allegedly due to her social media criticism of then President Trump. On December 1, 2020, Jessikka Aro received the International Women’s Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Award, presented in partnership with the Washington Post and hosted by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. Jessikka was recognized for her award-winning investigative reporting of Russian information warfare. Jessikka lives in Helsinki, Finland.


2019, General Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, History & Politics

Putin's Trolls

Jessikka Aro