New Finnish ebooks on the Apple iBookstore

Finnish ebooks at the Apple iBookstore

Reading is a great way to learn a new language or brush up your language skills. If you’re interested in contemporary Finnish literature, we’re happy to announce that all of our ebooks are now available on the Apple iBookstore in 32 markets.

You can browse our titles by searching for ”e-painos” either on iTunes or the iBooks app on all applicable Apple devices (iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch).

Apple iBookstore is currently available in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.

Here are brief descriptions of our titles available so far:


Merikonsuli by Jukka M. Heikkilä

The Marine Consul (Merikonsuli) tells a story about the Roman Republic and naval warfare. The war between Rome and Carthage has stalled to become numbing siege warfare in Sicily. Captain Gaius Lutatius Catulus knows that Rome cannot win the war without a new navy. The goddess of Destiny offers Lutatius an opportunity, and soon Lutatius has drifted into a game which on his part can only end in magnificent victory, or overwhelming shame.

Tyranni by Jukka M. Heikkilä

The Tyrant (Tyranni) starts with The Great War Lord Hannibal summoning Hippocrates and Epicydes to him. The brothers are ordered to go to Syracuse to ensure that an alliance is formed between Carthage and Syracuse against Rome. Hannibal does not give the brothers any formal position, but they have to manage as best they can to achieve their goal. The prize will be great, as to what it is – Syracuse or perhaps the whole of Sicily – even in that respect Hippocrates and Epicydes will have the power in their own hands. In the course of the novel, the city of Syracuse follows a violent path through different forms of power structure: from monarchy through aristocracy and democracy to tyranny.

Voin jo paljon paremmin – Tšehov Badenweilerissa by Raine Mäkinen

This novel is a fictional account of the last days of Russian writer Anton Chekhov in Badenweiler, Germany. He is joined by the American poet, novelist, and journalist Stephen Crane. Although the two authors never met in reality, Raine Mäkinen has composed a witty and thoughtful novel faithful to their characters.

Novelleja Decameronesta by Giovanni Boccaccio

The Decameron needs no introduction. This book is a selection of 28 classic stories translated from Italian into Finnish by Joel Lehtonen, a novelist in his own right and renowned figure of 20th century Finnish literature.


Kaikkien aikojen Leijonajoukkue by Tero Laaksonen & Turkka Talonen

An essential book for all fans of ice hockey. A group of prominent Finnish hockey coaches chose their favourite players of all time in 2010. Their suggestions for the ultimate Dream Team of Finnish hockey include many world famous players including Saku Koivu, Jari Kurri, Sami Kapanen, and many other familiar names. The stars share their memories from the NHL and numerous international tournaments during the last 40 years.