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Armida Publications

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Distribution  Worldwide
Official website  www.armidabooks.com
Founded  1997
Fiction genres  Fiction, Non-fiction
Publication types  Books, Ebooks
Headquarters location  Ayios Dhometios, Cyprus
Country of origin  Cyprus
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Parent company  Armida Publications Ltd

Armida Publications is an independent publishing house based in Nicosia, Cyprus. Founded in 1997 by Panos Ioannides, their primary goal is to promote high-level English-language publications from Cyprus and from Cypriot authors based abroad, or authors connected to Cyprus; they carry titles from authors based in the United States, the United Kingdom, Greece, Serbia, Sweden and from all over the EU. Over the course of their history, they have won and have been nominated for awards for literature from the European Union and also the International Rubery Book Award. Their title To Peirama (The Experiment) by Myrto Azina Chronides won the European Union Prize for Literature for Cyprus in 2011. They have translated works from the likes of Roger Willemsen and Emine Sevgi Ozdamar, and have published titles by, among others, Rory Maclean, Nick Danziger, Kevin Sullivan, Miltiades B. Hatzopoulos, Paul Stewart, Andreas Karayan, Nora Nadjarian, Elmos Konis, Lina Ellina, Klitos Ioannides, Chrysanthos Chrysanthou, Eve Meleagrou, Richard Romanus, Colette Ni Reammon Ioannidou, Jenny Benjamin, Yiangos P. Kleopas, Stefanos Evangelides, Mona Savvidou Theodoulou, Panos Ioannides, and Baret Yacoubian.


Armida is a founding member of the Cyprus Association of Book Publishers, itself a part of the Federation of European Publishers (FEP). Armida is also a member of the Independent Publishers Guild (UK) and the Independent Book Publishers Association (USA). Armida works in collaboration with the Cyprus PEN Centre, and publishes the quarterly magazine 'In Focus'.

1997 – 2011

Was predominantly Greek books distributed in Cyprus and Greece. In that period they co-published books with Aiora Press for the Greek market and also acquired rights to German titles. This early period is also noteworthy as they focused on acquiring translation rights compared to the present where they are a net exporter of the aforesaid rights.

2011 – present

Following the success of Myrto Azina’s The Experiment, which opened Armida up to a worldwide market, they signed an agreement with Ingram for the worldwide distribution of their English titles as well as expanded their operation to include electronic books of all formats, mainly focusing on the Amazon Kindle platform.

Armida is spearheading the effort to promote and popularize Cypriot fiction outside the narrow confines of the island. Subsequently, the company has become the premier rights-exporter for Cypriot fiction. Its extended network of collaborations includes multiple titles in multiple languages including (in alphabetical order): Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, English, German, Macedonian, Romanian, Turkish, Serbian.

Work for the Deaf

Armida was part of a group of companies – namely AMP Filmworks Limited and Art FX – that bid for a project by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus. They worked together to document the Cypriot sign language in a dictionary, a grammar book for teachers and a grammar book for students, accompanied by their respective DVD’s. This was a ground-breaking achievement in the realm of aids for the deaf globally as the detail undertaken was unprecedented for its time, taking three years to complete. The project was completed in 2011 and released these titles:

  • Επικοινωνιακή Γραμματική (Communicative Grammar)
  • Γραμματική Παραοδοσιακού Τύπου (Traditional Grammar)
  • Εννοιολογικό Λεξικό (Conceptual dictionary)
  • Including a DVD for each book.


    Armida has also produced a short film by award winning director Irena Joannides called Frequency.


    Armida publishes a range of books in both English and Greek. The following is a list of there most notable titles, in both English and in Greek

    English titles

    A list of Armida's most notable English titles.

    Greek titles

    A list of notable Greek titles by Armida.


    Armida Publications Wikipedia

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