|Parent company||Armida Publications|
|Country of origin||Cyprus|
|Headquarters location||36 Valesta Road, Agios Dhometios, Nicosia, Cyprus|
|Distribution||Worldwide (via Ingram Content Group)|
Panos Ioannides (founder)Haris Ioannides (Managing Director, 1997 - present)
|Publication types||Books, Ebooks|
|Fiction genres||Fiction, non-fiction, short stories, poetry|
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, Nora Najarian, Elmos Konis, Lina Ellina, Klitos Ioannides, Chrysanthos Chrysanthou, Eve Meleagrou, Colette Ni Reammon Ioannidou 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 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’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.
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
A list of Armida's most notable English titles.
|2011||Act III: A small island in the Aegean||Richard Romanus||Published in collaboration with Aiora Press.
Shortlisted for the International Rubery Book Award 2012
|2011||Lost Edens: A Cyprus Memoir||Harry A. Mavromatis|
|2012||The Venetian||Lina Ellina||Nominated for the European Book Prize|
|2012||To Live or not to Live||Colette Ni Reamonn Ioannidou|
|2012||To Die or not to Die||Colette Ni Reamonn Ioannidou|
|2012||The Bearded Goddess: Androgynes, Goddesses and Monsters in Ancient Cyprus||Marie-Louise Winbladh|
|2013||This Most Amazing||Jenny Benjamin|
|2013||Master and Cancer||DRAENNE|
|2013||Out of the West||Kevin Sullivan|
A list of notable Greek titles by Armida.
|2006||Εδώ Γκουαντάναμο (Hier Spricht Guantánamo)||Roger Willemsen||Translation from German|
|2007||Η Γέφυρα του Χρυσού Κεράτιου (Die Brücke vom Goldenen Horn)||Emine Sevgi Özdamar||Translation of the German novel into Greek|
|2008||Αμερική '62: de profundis (America '62)||Panos Ioannides||Has been translated into German and Turkish|
|2009||Το Πείραμα (The Experiment)||Myrto Azina Chronidi||Winner of European Prize for Literature for Cyprus, 2010.|
|2009||Γελοιο-γραφώντας την Ιστορία του Κυπριακού||Χρύσανθος Χρυσάνθου|
|2012||Κοάζινος||Πάνος Ιωαννίδης||ΚΡΑΤΙΚΟ ΒΡΑΒΕΙΟ ΜΥΘΙΣΤΟΡΗΜΑΤΟΣ 2012|
|2013||Από το Α ως το Ω||Σωκράτης Ε. Σωκράτους|
|2013||Της Προσμονής και της Απόγνωσης||Γιώργος Παυλίδης|
|2013||Η Πριγκίπισσα του Νησιού||Λουκάς Χατζημιχαήλ|
- International Rubery Book Award Winners[dead link]
- "Winner of European Union Prize for Literature". Euprizeliterature.eu. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
- "Federation of European Publishers official website". Fep-fee.eu. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
- "The Cyprus Book Publishers Association". Ccci.org.cy. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
- "Cyprus Pen Centre website". Cypruspen.org. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
- Name (required). "In Focus magazine". Cypruspen.org. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
- "AMP Filmworks". Filmworks.com.cy. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
- "Art FX". Artfx.gr. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
- "Official speech by the Minister of Education and Culture of the Cyprus Republic announcing the completion of the project (Greek)". Moi.gov.cy. 2011-10-14. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
- Frequency on IMDb