German audiobook deal for PUTIN’S TROLLS by Jessikka Aro!

We are thrilled to announce that audiobook rights of the upcoming German edition of Jessikka Aro’s PUTIN’S TROLLS –  “Putins Armee der Trolle” have been sold to an audio publisher Sound Neverrest!

Sound Neverrest will publish the audiobook simultaneously with the German print edition by Goldmann on the 31st of August 2022!

The publisher was really happy to share this important title with their audience:

Social media have come under heavy criticism since Trump’s controversial presidential election. It is obvious that these channels are also being used to influence the masses in Putin’s war of aggression on Ukraine. Since Edward Bernays’ “Propaganda” we should know about the individual steps of targeted opinion influencing. We hope to learn more about the backgrounds, tactics and procedures with the setting of the book by Jessikka Aro and to enlighten and inform our audience.
– Tillmann Gscheidle, Publisher,  Sound Neverrest, Germany.


PUTIN’S TROLLS has sold to a total of 15 territories, the Film and TV rights have also been sold!

Rights are still available in Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, France, Greece, Spain etc!

Download the full English pdf here


“A book every journalist should read [–] Even if Sweden was not forced to deal with “Putin’s trolls”, the in-depth understanding given by the Finnish expatriates as well as the introductions to how Russian influence works is enough to call this book a must-read”
–Hynek Pallas in Göteborg Posten newspaper, Sweden

“A terrifying analysis of evil “The havoc wreaked by Putin’s trolls is the leitmotif of Aro’s book—illustrated by more than a dozen chapters detailing a variety of case studies… For anyone who reads [Aro’s] lively book, her words should sound a piercing alarm.”
– Walter Clemens in New York Journal of Books, USA

“Like Browder’s Red Notice, this book opens a window into the megalomaniacal plans of Putin and convincingly shows that this danger is real, worldwide, and not being addressed by governments or the social media behemoths that allow it to spread. Very timely for anyone who uses social media or who follows American, Russian and worldwide politics.”
–Laurie Ungie Skinner in Library Journal, USA

“Many others [than just Putin] get exposed and their pants pulled down in Jessikka Aro’s sharp depiction of Russia’s ongoing hybrid war against the West. [–] Raffling and sharp”
– Erik Jersenius in Corren newspaper, Sweden


PUTIN’S TROLLS – On the Frontlines of Russia’s Information War Against the World
Johnny Kniga, November 2019, 453 pp.

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.


About the author:

Jessikka Aro (born 1980) is a Finnish journalist working for Finland’s public service broadcaster Yle. In September 2014, she began to investigate pro-Russian Internet trolls, but became a victim of their activities herself.

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.

PUTININ TROLLIT
Tositarinoita Venäjän infosodan rintamilta
Johnny Kniga, November 2019, 453 pp.

Reading materials:
Full English PDF

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Johnny Kniga (orig.)
ALBANIA: Muza
BULGARIA: Ciela Norma
CZECH REPUBLIC: Denik N
ESTONIA: Menu Meedia/Stratkom
GERMANY (print, e-book): Goldmann
GERMANY: (audio): Sound Neverest
HUNGARY: Corvina
LATVIA: Pētergailis
LITHUANIA: Briedis
NORWAY: Mangschou Forlag
POLAND: Sine Qua Non
ROMANIA: Lebada Neagra
SWEDEN: Sensor Förlag
WORLD ENGLISH: Ig Publishing
WORLD ENGLISH (audio): Blackstone Audio

FILM & TV: Onerva Pictures Oy

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.

Bibliography


Jessikka Aro

Putin's Trolls

2019, General Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, History & Politics

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