The year is marked by an epidemic of coronavirus. In the spring time of the closure of educational institutions, Založba Rokus Klett
provides all teachers / professors and pupils / students in primary and secondary schools with free all-day access to all electronic and interactive materials.
At the initiative of the publishing houses Založba Rokus Klett and Modrijan izobraževanje, companies and individuals are raising funds for the purchase of 178 computers for socially disadvantaged children in two days. During the coronavirus, when children’s schooling takes place from home, the worrying fact is that students in Slovenia do not have equal opportunities for education during distance learning.
Založba Rokus Klett, in cooperation with other co-organizers of the Hop na Grad charity run, SBC – Club of Slovenian Entrepreneurs and socially engaged individuals and companies, raises money for the purchase of the ECMO device, which is urgently needed at the Pediatric Clinic intensive care unit in Ljubljana.
The book Poticas from Slovenia was included in the list of “Best of the Best” on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Gourmand organization and is presented at an exhibition at the Alfred Nobel House in Stockholm.
Modra akademija, an educational center for personal and professional development, is available at www.modra-akademija.si with a fresh set of exceptional lecturers and topics.
Under the auspices of Založba Rokus Klett and Modrijan izobraževanje, Modra akademija is launched, an educational centre offering current educational topics, whose common denominator is the competences of the future, knowledge and skills that enable pedagogical and professional workers personal and professional growth.
Založba Rokus Klett receives the SPP: Z leti še vedno ZAvzeti special award. The competition is held under the auspices of the Zlata nit project, in cooperation with the Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the Republic of Slovenia, within the Comprehensive Support for Actively Ageing Workforce – AS project. The recognition is awarded to employers who pay attention to older employees, are aware of their potential and appreciate their experience, knowledge and diligence.
The year is marked by the takeover of the Modrijan Publishing textbook programme, which is renamed Modrijan izobraževanje. As partnered publishing houses, we further strengthen our position in the education market.
Rokusova centrifuga – a new free webzine for teachers – is first released. It includes interesting professional articles, tips for easier and more varied teaching, as well as fun content related to the teaching profession.
Založba Rokus Klett receives the prestigious Slovenian Chamber of Commerce Bronze award for best innovation. The award is given to the Digitalisation of learning environment project, which in addition to an innovative web player or e-learning materials reader also contains a digital storage of learning elements and an application that allows teachers to compile their own selection of learning materials.
The monograph Koline (Slaughter Meat) is the runner-up at the Gourmand International Awards (Best in the World) in the category of Meat and wins third place at the Indigo Design Awards in the category of Professional Book Design.
The iRokus+ interactive learning materials receive the prestigious German Economy Award for the best technical, entrepreneurial and intellectual innovations in Slovenia, awarded by the German-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry together with the German Embassy.
The Maximal interactive learning kit wins the BELMA (Best European Learning Materials Award) gold award at the Frankfurt International Book Fair in the category of teaching materials for students up to 12 years of age. The award-winning Maximal textbook series is distinguished by the concept of blended learning, which means that it is based on a close connection between printed and interactive materials.
The school grammar books by dr. Kozma Ahačič, Kratkoslovnica (Short Grammar Book) for primary school students and Slovnica na kvadrat (Grammar Squared) for secondary school students, at the 33rd Slovenian Book Fair receive the award for the best-designed book in the category of textbooks and reference books. The two hit grammar books were designed by Jasna Karnar.
Založba Rokus Klett celebrates its 25th anniversary and marks it with the V oblakih domišljije charity project. Within the project, elementary school students contribute stories to 25 pre-published illustrations by acclaimed illustrators. 25 stories are published in a very special book. All the proceeds from the sale are donated to the Clinical Department of Paediatric Surgery and Intensive Care at the Ljubljana University Medical Centre.
The year is also marked by two important awards given to the book by dr. Kozma Ahačič Jezični možje – Zgodba o slovenskem jeziku (The Men of Tongues – The Story of the Slovenian Language). The book wins at the Minsk Book Fair and receives the award for the best children’s book in the Slavic language in the field of history and culture of Slavic nations. At the Slovenian Book Fair, it receives the Golden Pear seal of quality.
The international jury at the Frankfurt Book Fair awards the study series Radovednih pet (Curious Five) the prestigious Silver BELMA Award (Best European Learning Materials Award) in the category of learning materials for students up to 11 years of age.
The monograph Mojstrovine s kranjsko klobaso iz Slovenije (Kranjska Sausage Masterpieces from Slovenia) is awarded the Gourmand World Cookbook Best of the Best Award (1995–2014) in the category of cookbooks with a single ingredient (Single Subject), for the best book in the field of cookbooks focusing on one ingredient (Single Subject).
The wine guide Vina Slovenije (Wines of Slovenia) receives the Gourmand International Best of the Best Award (1995–2014) for the best wine guide in the world in the category of books on wine and wine culture.
In cooperation with National Geographic, Založba Rokus Klett publishes the first truly interactive learning pack for biology, which opens the new iRokus+ series. The pack is based on the unique concept of blended learning. It comprises an interactive textbook at www.iRokusPlus.si, a printed activity book and the learning management system (LMS). Since September 2014, 38.98% of all primary school 8th-graders have used the new pack. The quality of the pack has also been acknowledged by the international panel of judges at the Frankfurt Book Fair – Biologija 8 iRokus+ was awarded the prestigious Gold BELMA Award (Best European Learning Materials Award) in the category of digital learning materials.
The new cross-curricular series Radovednih pet (Curious Five) , which brings the concept of blended learning into Grade 4, has written a similar success story. The series, thoroughly supported with interactive materials at www.radovednih-pet.si and the LMS system, has been used by 28.34% of all 4th-graders.
At the jubilee 30th Slovenian Book Fair, Rokus Klett presents a new, handier edition of the 2013 monograph
Potice iz Slovenije(Poticas of Slovenia), which in the spring of 2014, at the World Cookbook Awards competition, receives the prestigious Gourmand International award for Best Eastern Europe Cuisine Book.
In the great competition of all (40) local editions of the National Geographic magazine, the story “Podvodni svet” (Underwater World) by the top Slovenian underwater photographer Borut Furlan, which was published in June 2013 in the National Geographic Slovenija magazine, is declared the best natural science report.
Among the 15 local editions of the National Geographic Junior magazine, two Slovenian articles are awarded. The award for the best local report is given to the article “Naši mestni sostanovalci” (Our Urban Cohabitants), for which the text is contributed by Marjan Žiberna, and the excellent photographs by Matej Vrančič. The award for the best design is given to the Slovenian editorial board for the “Mesojede rastline” (Carnivorous Plants) report, written by Carl Zimmer and Alenka Marinček and designed by Elizabeta Jazbec.
Since September 2013, 2,037 teachers and 26,538 pupils across Slovenia have used the Lili in Bine (Lili and Bine) cross-curricular series in their everyday school work. A new cross-curricular series Radovednih pet (Curious Five) and the first interactive learning kit of the new generation Biologija 8 (Biology 8) iRokus + are in the making.
Založba Rokus Klett presents at the Slovenian Book Fair a culinary novelty – a book on a Slovenian traditional dessert. The monograph Potice iz Slovenije (Poticas of Slovenia) is part of Rokus’ monograph series, all at the highest level of design and perfected in their contents.
The Rok Foundation – Helping Children Spread Their Wings is established. The purpose of the foundation is to financially help talented Slovenian children whose living conditions prevent the development of their talents, and to encourage others to help.
In May, Založba Rokus Klett conducted the first school competition for first graders Znam več z Lili in Binetom (I Know More with Lili and Bine).
The National Geographic Junior magazine celebrates its 10th anniversary, which is also marked by the honorary award for two young Slovenian photographers at the National Geographic national photography competition.
Since September 2012, 1,127 teachers and 11,670 pupils across Slovenia have used the Lili in Bine (Lili and Bine) cross-curricular series in their everyday school work.
The monograph Mojstrovine s kranjsko klobaso iz Slovenije (Kranjska Sausage Masterpieces from Slovenia) receives the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for the best book in the Single Subject category that focuses on only one ingredient. The monograph also receives the Silver Award at the 21st SOF (Slovenian Advertising Festival) in the Direct Marketing/Publication category (Futura DDB advertising agency).
The Kjer se življenje začne (Where Life Begins) textbook set receives the Bronze EEPG Award (European Educational Publishers Group).
In 2011, the publishing house celebrates its 20th anniversary. Založba Rokus Klett officially opens the www.iRokus.si web portal comprising its first electronic textbooks and workbooks. The interactive website Dežela Lilibi, the new website for children from the age of 4, also officially opens.
A new milestone for the publishing house is the release of the first revolutionary interactive textbook set Lili in Bine (Lili and Bine) for the first grade of primary school, based on the concept of blended learning and cross-curricular integration. In addition to printed materials, the textbook set also includes various online resources, a digital textbook and a web portal with over 1,700 items of multimedia and interactive content. After its exceptional success in Slovenia, some other countries in the region also adapt the textbook set to their market.
The anniversary is also celebrated with recognitions awarded to the publisher’s editions of the year. At the Slovenian Book Fair the publisher receives the award for the most beautiful Slovenian book, which goes to the monograph Mojstrovine s kranjsko klobaso iz Slovenije (Kranjska Sausage Masterpieces from Slovenia). The chemistry textbook Peti element 8 (Fifth Element – Chemistry 8) receives the Gold Schoolbook Award for the best European textbook from the European Educational Publishers’ Group. The picture book Kje pa ti živiš? (Where do you live?) earns as many as two awards: the Golden Cube 2011 and the Golden Pear 2011.
In April, Založba Rokus Klett publishes the first issue of the National Geographic Mini Lumpi magazine in co-operation with the Mercator retail chain of stores. At the same time, the publishing house starts preparing the first electronic textbooks for the interactive whiteboard.
The website www.junior.si of the National Geographic Junior magazine receives the 2010 Netko award for the most child-friendly online content. In the same year, the magazine also receives the National Geographic Society Award for Best Local Section.
The textbook set Zakaj se dogaja? Sile in energija receives the Silver EEPG Award (European Educational Publishers Group).
On 1 January Maruša Kmet becomes Managing Director of the company, while Matic Karlovšek is appointed to her former position of Sales Manager.
Rok Kvaternik is appointed CEO of the whole Southeast Europe region within the Ernst Klett Publishers that, apart from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, also includes the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Hungary and Greece.
At the Frankfurt Book Fair, the textbook set Prvi koraki v matematiko (First Steps into Mathematics) receives the Bronze EEPG Award (European Educational Publishers Group).
In November, the publishing house releases its first online edition – free web dictionaries at www.pons.si.
A subsidiary company is established in Sarajevo.
At the same time, Založba Rokus Klett becomes the largest educational publisher in Slovenia.
In February, the first issue of the National Geographic Popotnik (National Geographic Traveler) magazine is published.
In October, the publishing house receives the Bronze EEPG Award for the textbook set Naravoslovje in tehnika 4 (Natural Science and Technical Education 4).
On the 15th anniversary of the establishment of Založba Rokus, it is renamed
Založba Rokus Klettas a tribute to the successful co-operation and operation within the Klett Group.
On 20 May 2006, the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards are announced in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the eleventh time. Authors of the book The Cuisine of Slovenia (Prof. Janez Bogataj, Ph.D., Slavko Adamlje, Julij Nemanič, Ph.D., photographer Janez Pukšič and designer Žare Kerin) receive the Special Award of the Jury – the Gourmand World Cookbook Award 2005 – from among almost 6,000 competing books from all over the world.
In May 2006, the first issue of the National Geographic Slovenija magazine is published and receives the National Geographic Society award for Best New Product Launch Campaign.
The National Geographic Junior magazine receives the National Geographic Society award for Best Subscription Campaign.
Založba Rokus receives the Silver EEPG Award for the textbook Igra števil in oblik 4 (Game of Numbers and Shapes 4) and the Silver EEPG Award for the textbook Raziskujem preteklost 9 (Exploring the Past 9).
The book Vina Slovenije (Wines of Slovenia), published by Darila Rokus, receives the Golden MM 2005 Award for the best book cover.
The textbook Biologija 9 (Biology 9) receives the Golden EEPG Award for the best European textbook.
The publishing house also receives the EEPG Merit Award for the textbook Moja prva likovna ustvarjalnica (My First Creative Art Book).
The publishing house moves from the Fužine castle to new premises in Stegne. Together with the German partner, the publishing house expands beyond Slovenian borders, establishing subsidiary companies in Belgrade and Zagreb. The publishing house starts publishing Croatian and Serbian editions of Natioanl Geographic Junior and the first textbooks in the Cyrillic script.
The publishing house receives the EEPG Award for the textbook Naravoslovje in tehnika 5 (Natural Science and Technical Education 5).
The book Vina Slovenije (Wines of Slovenia), published by Rokus Gifts, receives the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for the best wine guide in the world. At the Slovenian Book Fair, the book receives the award for the most beautiful Slovenian book.
The National Geographic Junior magazine receives the first International Marketing Award for Best Print Advertisement.
Publication of the textbook Čez prag besedila (Across the Threshold of Text) completes the series of 13 Slovenian language textbooks from the first grade of primary school to the matura exam.
The first issue of the children’s National Geographic Junior magazine is published.
The publishing house receives two important international awards for the textbook Svet iz besed 7 (The World of Words 7): the GLI AWARD at the Bologna Fair in the category of supplementary learning materials and the Golden EEPG Award for the best European textbook.
The publication Zbrana dela Primoža Trubarja (Collected Works of Primož Trubar) receives the award for the most beautiful Slovenian book in the category of artistic monographs, photo-monographs and bibliographical publications.
The authors of the Slovenian language workbooks receive the Republic of Slovenia education award.
Towards the end of the year, the publishing house carries out a capital integration with the largest German educational publisher Klett AG, which becomes a minority owner. Darila Rokus breaks away from the publishing house and becomes an independent company, taking over the publication of monographs.
The publication Arhitekturni vodnik po Ljubljani (Architectural Guide to Ljubljana) receives the award for the most beautiful Slovenian book in the category of non-fictional literature.
The textbook set Na pragu besedila 3 (On the Threshold of Text 3) receives the award for the most beautiful Slovenian book in the category of science books and textbooks.
The exhibition Mojstrovine Slovenije (Handicrafts of Slovenia) is set up in Los Angeles.
The publication Kuhinja Slovenije (The Cuisine of Slovenia) receives the award for the most beautiful Slovenian book in the category of non-fictional literature.
The new brand Darila Rokus is presented at the City Art Museum in Ljubljana.
The number of employees exceeds 30.
The monograph Mojstrovine Slovenije (Handicrafts of Slovenia), at one stage the most notable book of Založba Rokus is published. The monograph receives the award for the most beautiful Slovenian book in the category of artistic monographs, photo-monographs and bibliographical publications. The textbook set Na pragu besedila (On the Threshold of Text) receives the award for the most beautiful Slovenian book.
The number of employees exceeds 20.
The textbook Gradim slovenski jezik 4 (Building the Slovenian Language 4) is published, the first in the series of Slovenian language textbooks, with which the publishing house still achieves the biggest market shares.
The publicationVinski brevir: kako razumeti vino (Wine Breviary: Understanding Wine) receives the award for the most beautiful Slovenian book in the category of non-fictional literature.
The number of employees exceeds 10.
The monograph Vinski brevir: kako razumeti vino (Wine Breviary: Understanding Wine) is published.
The specialist monograph Ljubljanske tržnice arhitekta Jožeta Plečnika (The Marketplace in Ljubljana Designed by Jože Plečnik) is published.
The monograph Dunajske risbe (Vienna Drawings) receives the award for the most beautiful Slovenian book in the category of artistic monographs, photo-monographs and bibliographical publications.
The first textbook Prvi koraki v ekologijo (First Steps into Ecology) and the monograph Plečnikovi kelihi (Plečnik’s Chalices) are published.
On 28 October, Rok Kvaternik signs the
Memorandum of Associationof Založba Rokus with the initial capital of SIT 8,000.