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.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American publisher|
|DATE OF BIRTH||15th August 1955|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Pasadena, California , USA|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 8, 2004|
|Place of death||Grüt , Switzerland|