In English

Paasilinna Publishing Ltd is a family business, owned by Petteri and Kirsi Paasilinna. We publish novels, plays, poetry, humour, juvenile literature, biographies, cook books, history and other types of non-fiction. We started operations in 2009.

VAT Number: FIN-22744553

The Sonata Arctica book now available also in english e-book



The Book about Sonata Arctica has just been released in english E-book version.

buy and download from this link:!product_id=9789522990754

The Book tells the story about Kemi’s most notable musical export. 

With the voice of the band itself and the people close to them Sonata Arctica tells the story about the bands rise to international fame. It´s also a story about the luck the band had in the beginning and the lucky coincidences that rarely happen to bands. 

In the book there’s also a complete discography and a lot of previously unreleased pictures spanning the bands whole career.

There will be also a short story The Key in the book by Tony Kakko himself.


Hiihtävä hautaustoimistoHiihtävä hautaustoimisto (Funeral Service on Skies) by Lasse Lehtinen (Based on Arto Paasilinna’s original idea)
Two unemployed men get tired of endless and useless employment courses. They decide to start a new business, together. The men choose a business field that can’t be outsourced to China or India: A funeral service. And even better, their funeral service promises an extra experience for the deceased. Everyone deserves an exotic adventure. Better later than never. Even after death. Some want their ashes to make The Final Trip to Lapland, others to Burma, Portugal or the South Pole. The Funeral Service on Skies makes certain, that their customer always gets the last laugh.
Hiihtävä hautaustoimisto is a hilarious novel about matters of life and death, written in the best tradition of Arto Paasilinna.


NÄTTI-JUSSI english.inddNätti-Jussi – My reliable memoirs by Lasse Lehtinen (based on Arto Paasilinna’s original idea)

The bestselling humorous novel Nätti-Jussi sold 20.000 copies in Finland in autumn 2012. It is a fictional biography of a famous storyteller and a lumberjack, the Baron von Münchausen of Lapland or a historical predecessor to Forest Gump.

Nätti-Jussi is based on Arto Paasilinna’s original idea, written by another reknown author, the humorist Lasse Lehtinen, in the best tradition of Paasilinna’s satirical novels.
Except in English (pdf)



JK, AP kansiArto Paasilinna, the Happy Man – an Authorized Biography by Jouni K. Kemppainen

A warm and intimate, yet honest biography of one of the most successful novelists in Finland. Paasilinna is best known for his 1975 novel The Year of the Hare (Jäniksen vuosi), a best-seller in France and Finland, translated into 18 languages, awarded three international prizes, and adapted twice into feature films.

The author Jouni K. Kemppainen is a staff writer for Helsingin Sanomat Monthly Supplement. He is one foremost storytellers in Finnish journalism.


TölkkidesignTölkkidesign (Can Design) – edited by Seija Saarinen
Emptying beverage cans can be rewarding! With Tölkkidesign cans bring us happiness even afterwards. Just salvage the pull tabs and you’ll have wonderful raw material for design handbags, jewelry, lamp shades… And you can still recycle the rest of the can. The book has beautiful illustrations with dozens of practical instructions.

More: Pictures and pdfs (in Finnish)


Kahvipussi-etukansi_fullMs. Saarinen’s previous book Kahvipussin uusi ulottuvuus [The New Dimension of a Coffee Bag] showed how empty coffee packages can be transformed to design articles. Now, she and her colleagues do the same magic with beverage cans. Both of the Saarinen’s books have reached the non-fiction Top Ten in Finland.

More: Media coverage etc. [In Finnish]


ArkkitehtienPiparkakkutalotArkkitehtien piparkakkutalot – Uudistettu laitos (Gingerbread Houses by Architects – A Revised Edition)
Famous houses by famous architects – in Gingerbread. Pictures of the actual houses, construction drawings and pictures of the finished Gingerbread Houses.

Among the appearing houses:
Hvitträsk, Kirkkonummi, Finland (picture of the original house)
Robie House, Chicago, USA (picture of the original house)
Villa Snellman, Djursholm, Sweden (picture of the original house)
The Melnikov House, Moscow (picture of the original house)
Casa Malaparte, Capri, Italy (picture of the original house)
Toto Seminar House, Awaji, Japan (picture of the original house)
Taj Mahal, Agra, India (picture of the original house)
Casa Batlló, Barcelona, Spain (picture of the original house)
Empire State Building, New York, USA (picture of the original house)
Baker House, Cambridge, USA (picture of the original house)
Notre Dame Du Haut, Ronchamp, France (picture of the original house)
Dancing House, Prague, Czech Republic (picture of the original house)
House of Parlament, Helsinki, Finland (picture of the original house)
City Hall, Toronto, Canada (picture of the original house)
Villa Ratonda, Vicenza, Italy (picture of the original house)

More: Video (Youtube)
Pictures (In Finnish)

Published in English

Farang – Modern Asian by Tomi Björck, Matti Wikberg

Farang – Modern Asian offers authentic food from quality restaurant. To make them is now availeble also at home. Top chefs Tomi Björck and Matti Wikberg have created unbelievable tasteful recepies for everyone.


Reviews of restaurant Farang, Helsinki
“Asian fusion explosion in your mouth.”
“Probably the best restaurant I’ve been to in Helsinki”
“Absolutely first rate Asian fusion food. An explosion of flavours”

List of Foreign Acquisitions

Agatha Christien murhasuunnitelmatAgatha Christien salaiset muistikirjatghostrider_kansi grand_tour Keskeneraiset

Pimeän läpiPahaa pakoonMustaine RedTähdenTakaa-etukansi-fin   

Grohl-etukansi Rush




John Curran
Agatha Christie’s Murder in the Making
John Curran
Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making
Neil Peart

Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road
Agatha Christie, ed. Mathew Prichard

Grand Tour
Tom Rachman
The Imperfectionists
Dave Mustaine, Joe Layden
Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir
Sammy Hagar
Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock
Jamie Freveletti
Running Dark
Jamie Freveletti
Running from the Devil
Martin Popoff
Rush: The Illustrated History
Paul Brannigan
This Is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl
Ellen Mattson



Contact Information
Paasilinna Publishing Ltd
P.O. Box 22

02401 Kirkkonummi

The Publisher
Petteri Paasilinna, petteri[@] / +358 40 418 5409

Payments and Royalties
Kirsi Paasilinna, kirsi[@]