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Založba /*cf. - Institute for Publishing and Research Activities publishes books in various fields of humanities, written by both eminent and new authors. Cf. is an abbreviation for the Latin-derived word confer, meaning "compare" or "consult", and is often used in footnotes to refer the reader from one text to another. The publishing house founders chose this name because they saw all texts as interconnected and incomplete, and their aim is to introduce readers to books that transcended what they already knew.


1. How long has Založba /*cf. publishing house been in existence? What are the main subject areas for Založba /*cf. publishing? How many titles does Založba /*cf. publish a year and what percentage are translations/reprints?

Založba /*cf. is a small Slovenian publishing house specialising mostly in social sciences, humanities and non-European fiction. We are working in close cooperation with the academic sphere: our translators, editors and reviewers are mostly university professors and researchers while our publications are also highly regarded in the academic community. We were established in 1997 and until today we have published almost 250 different titles (12 translations per year, 2 domestic authors per year, 1 reprint per year); in each book we also publish an afterword by a prominent Slovenian (sometimes non-Slovenian) scholar. Our print-run normally varies between 400 and 600 copies per title.

Our publications are thematically organized in several series. Our central series, »Rdeča« (Red), consists of translations of books in humanities and social sciences. »Oranžna« (Orange) series consists of text by Slovenian authors in this same field. We are also the Slovene exclusive publisher of Jacques Le Goff's series Faire l' Europe which is being published as the »Modra« (Blue) series. The »Lila« (Lilac) series consists of works in feminist theory, while the »Žepna« (Pocket) series presents short texts on modern and contemporary art. Shorter texts are published in the »Extra« series. In »Rumena« (Yellow)  we publish essays and biographies.

Literature is published in two series: in the »Zelena« (Green) series we publish literary works of both Slovenian and foreign authors and the »Kaif« editions present selected works of non-European literature. »Varia« series consists of photographic monographies and travelogues.

2. What rights agreements has Založba /*cf. signed recently with British, European or American publishers?

Založba /*cf. has been collaborating with (among others): Howard Fertig Publisher (NY, USA), Penguin Random House LCC/Knopf Doubleday Rights (NY, USA), Melville House Publishing (NY, USA), Fischer Verlag Gmbh (Germany), Suhrkamp Verlag (Germany), Verlag C. H. Beck (Germany), Carl Hanser Verlag (Germany, Austria), Polity Press Ltd. (UK), The Institute of Psycho-Analysis London (UK), Edward Arnold Publishers, London (UK), Verso (UK), Blackwell Publishers Oxford (UK), Liepmann AG, Zurich (CH), Editions du Seuil (France), Les Editions de Minuit (France), Editions raisons d'agir (France), La Fabrique (France), Librairie Aetheme Fayard (France), Plon (France), Lester Literary Agency (France), Rossijskij gosudarstvennyj gumanitarnyj univerzitet (Russia), Codice edizioni (Italy), Laterza (Italy), Eulamy Literary Agency (Italy), Editorial Critica (Spain)...

3. Založba /*cf. full address, telephone number, VAT number, and other contact details:

Založba /*cf.
Amelia Kraigher (editor-in-chief)
Alvina Žuraj (general manager)
Dalmatinova 2/I, SI-1000 Ljubljana 
Slovenia, Europe
mob. ++386 (0)41 932 062; ++386 (0)31 386 664
tel. ++386 (0)1 434 44 31
VAT NO.: SI87121972