Translation program

The translation program of the Georgian National Book Center is designed for foreign and local publishing houses, willing to translate and publish Georgian and Foreign literature in translations. In the years 2010-2015, a number of translations and publications of Georgian and Foreign authors have been financed within the framework of the GNBC and the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia.
The program “Georgian Literature in Translation” is designed for the Foreign Publishing Houses, willing to translate and publish Georgian Literature.

1. Program Terms

1.1 The Program is designed for the Foreign Publishing Houses;
1.2 Titles selected by the Foreign Publishing Houses for the further translation and publication have to be published for the first time in the target foreign language in the target foreign country during the last 25 years (If applicant is willing to republish Georgian literature in translation published 25 years before, the applicant can request financing only for printing cost);
1.3 Book must be published only after signing the contract between the applicant publishing house and Georgian National Book Center;
1.4 Priorities will be given to those projects, which have no additional funding from other sources. If funding is being applied from other sources, it should not cover the same category of expenses that foreign publishing house will request from GNBC.

2. Application Procedures

2.1 Applications have to be submitted to the Georgian National Book Center by the CEO or trustee of the publishing house;
2.2 The application form is available on the website: www.book.gov.ge;
2.3 Foreign publishing houses have to submit electronic version of applications in English to: info@book.gov.ge;
2.4 Three Application Periods are open annually for registration:

  • 1st Application Period: 1 November – 1 December 2016 (Projects submitted in 1st Application Period must be accomplished no later than December of 2017) 
  • 2nd Application Period: 1 February – 1 March 2017 (Projects submitted in 2nd Application Period must be accomplished no later than December of 2017) 
  • 3rd Application Period: 1 June – 1 July 2017 (Projects submitted in 3rd Application Period must be accomplished no later than 2017 or August of 2018)  

2.5 Applications have to be submitted within the indicated deadlines;
2.6 Late applications will not be considered.

3. Requested funding

The Program “Georgian Literature in Translation” covers following categories:

  • Translation Cost up to 100 % 

  • Printing Cost up to 100 % 

* Please note: priorities will be given to projects requesting only one category for financing.

4. Application Evaluation Procedures

4.1 Registered applications will be forwarded for discussion to the Supervisory Board of the Georgian National Book Center;
4.2 Supervisory Board identifies the successful applications;
4.3 Applicants will be informed of the results by email: No later than 6 weeks after each Application Period.

5. Required attachments*

5.1 Completed Application Form, please download the file;
5.2 The translator’s CV (indicating experience only in the translation field, list of translations);
5.3 A copy of the contract with the translator (signed by both parties);
5.4 A copy of the contract with the Georgian rights’ holder (signed by both parties);
5.5 In case of anthology, please attach a full data of the publication (authors, titles);
5.6 Detailed budget of the project. Please download the file (budget must be provided in accordance with publishing market prices of target country. In case of overestimated budget the project will be discarded);
5.7 In case of co-funding, approval letter from the relevant organization on the co-funding (indicating amount and category of expenses);
5.8 Official Bank requisites of the publishing house (Account Holder’s name, Bank Name, address, IBAN, Swift etc.). Please see example;

* Georgian National Book Center may, however, request additional data.

6. Funding and contract terms and conditions


6.1 In accordance with the approval for funding, the Georgian National Book Center signs the contract with the identified successful publishing houses;
6.2 Basis of the contract is:
a) The contract with the Georgian rights’ holder;
b) The contract with the translator;
c) Detailed budget of the project;
6.3 Contract is signed by the representatives of the both parties: The director of the Georgian National Book Center and CEO or a trustee of the foreign publishing house;
6.4 The project has to be executed in line with the terms and conditions laid out on the contract duly signed by the both parties;
6.5 Funding will be issued after the implementation of the project and signing by both parties the final acceptance certificate;
6.6 The terms of the contract will be considered as implemented only after the target publishing house:
a) publishes the book with full print run indicated in the application and in the contract;
b) provides no less than 5 hardcopies of the translated and published book to Georgian National Book Center;
c) provides financial documentation on the contract price (Acceptance Certificate between the translator and the publisher indicating the final translation costs and the final invoice indicating full print run and printing costs);
6.7 The foreign publishing house undertakes to make visible the support provided by the Georgian National Book Center and the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia in the published book. In particular, visibility has to include the both logos of the Center and the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia and the following sentence: The book is published with the support of the Georgian National Book Center and The Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia.
6.8 In case of future editions the target publishing house undertakes to include the logo of Georgian National Book Center with the following phrase: “The book is published with the support of the Georgian National Book Center “ and to provide 3 hardcopies of the published book to GNBC.