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AGORA S.A.
Czerska 8/10 Street
00-732 Warszawa

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Regon: 11559486
Numer KRS: 59944
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May 27, 2020 / 11:24

Charity campaign and remarkable book “Nadzieja”(“Hope”)—Polish writers with help for elders during coronavirus pandemic

Charity campaign and remarkable book “Nadzieja”(“Hope”)—Polish writers with help for elders during coronavirus pandemic

Nobel Prize Winner Olga Tokarczuk, Wiesław Myśliwski, Mariusz Szczygieł, Andrzej Stasiuk and many more acclaimed Polish writers together with the Agora Publishing House initiate a charity campaign -"Nadzieja" ("Hope"). Together they create a unique book - all the proceeds from the sales of the book will be allocated to social care centers for elderly people during and after the pandemic. On Friday, May 22, 2020, the pre-sale of the edition has started - anyone can support the campaign by buying a copy of the book in online bookstores. The initiative which is highly popular since the beginning is supported by an information campaign of Agora's media and brands, which declared May 22 "Day of Hope" and changed the colours of their logos to green, referring to the colours of the project. Polish Commissioner for Human Rights became one of the partners and patron of the campaign. Empik is also a project partner.

Agora Publishing House has invited Polish prominent writers, reporters and poets to create a unique book “Nadzieja” ("Hope"). It consists of over 40 texts - stories, reportages, poems, and even comic, referring to the idea of hope - authored by i.a. Olga Tokarczuk (who was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature in 2019), Hanna Krall, Wiesław Myśliwski, Andrzej Stasiuk, Magdalena Grzebałkowska and Mariusz Szczygieł. "Hope" will be available in bookstores on July 8, 2020, and in the form of an e-book on June 23. Since May 22, the book will be available for pre-order on websites Kulturalnysklep.pl and Empik.com as well as in the form of an e-book on Publio.pl (the book is available just in Polish language version).

All proceeds from the sales of the edition will be allocated to help social care centres for elderly people - everyone involved in the campaign and in the creation of the book works as a volunteer, including the printing houses Abedik SA, Perfect SA and POZKAL Sp. z o.o. that offered the print of the first edition of a book for free. Also the cover of "Hope" was designed by Łukasz Piskorek / Fajne Chłopaki without any charge.

The action will continue after the pandemic ends. The institutions will be selected by the Agora Foundation in cooperation polish Commissioner for Human Rights - a partner and patron of the project. Empik is also a project partner.

On Friday, May 22, all Agora Group media and brands involved in the campaign and as a sign of support changed their logos, adding green to them - referring to the colours of the "Hope" cover. These included - "Gazeta Wyborcza" and the Wyborcza.pl website, Gazeta.pl portal, Radio TOK FM and Tokfm.pl, Radio Pogoda, Radio Złote Przeboje, Rock Radio. In the coming weeks conversations with authors and people involved in the project and selected parts of the book will be available for reading or listening to. In the media of the Agora Group. HeliosNEXT FILMAMSPasibusPublio.pl and Kulturalnysklep.plfrom the Agora Group will also support the campaign in social media.

All information about the project, authors' statements and fragments of texts as well as quotes from the book "Hope" is available on Facebook (just in Polish language version): www.facebook.com/pg/nadziejaakcjiarytatywna.

Project organizers and partners encourage all media, institutions and organizations to join the action and jointly help senior citizens. Anyone who would like to take part in the initiative is invited to contact: nadzieja@agora.pl.

Agora Publishing House has been operating on the market for over 15 years, and it's recognized as one of Poland’s leading publishers and one of the fastest-growing business in the country’s publishing industry. Its key characteristics are openness to the world and new, original ideas. Agora Publishing House is a sizeable collection of non-fiction books with a choice of interesting and attractive titles in fiction, classics, and biography genres, as well as a wide catalogue of audiobooks. Besides It was Agora Publishing House that published in Poland such bestsellers as "Becoming" and "Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice" by Michelle Obama, "In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy" by Frédéric Martel or "Red Famine" by Anne Applebaum. The publishing house's operations include also the production and distribution of music to Polish and global digital stores (Agora Music and Agora Digital Music) and films on DVD and Blu-ray which makes its profile unique in the Polish market. More informationhttps://www.agora.pl/en/publishing-house.

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