Davy Sidjanski

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Davy Sidjanski

Davy Sidjanski (born August 15, 1955 in Pasadena (California) , USA; † November 8, 2004 in Grüt , Switzerland) was a publisher .

Sidjanski grew up in Switzerland . He trained as a publisher and bookseller . In 1979 he became the owner of the picture book publisher Nord-Süd in Gossau, Zurich, founded in 1961 by his parents, Dimitrije and Brigitte Sidjanski ( The rainbow fish , The little polar bear ).

Sidjanski turned Nord-Süd Verlag into an international company. The Nord-Süd publishing program was published simultaneously in up to fifty languages ​​under the publisher's name. These works were sold worldwide. Sidjanski kept in close contact with many authors and with his international business partners.

After the publishing house ran into a liquidity squeeze in spring 2003 as a result of ambitious expansion in the 1990s, it was taken over by a Swiss-German investor group in June 2004. At that time, Sidjanski left the publishing house completely, but remained closely connected to his former employees. His plans to break new ground in the publishing industry could no longer be realized. On November 8, 2004, Sidjanski died of heart failure at the age of 49.

Web links

Nord Süd Verlag

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Report in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung , November 12, 2004