We are a publishing company that aims to share Georgian authors & their works with you in order to


your knowledge of the world.

გამომცემლობა, რომლის მიზანია ემიგრანტ და არაემიგრანტ,

ქართველ თუ არაქართველ ავტორთა ნაწარმოებების,

როგორც ქართულ ასევე, ინგლისურ, თუ სხვა ენებზე

მკითხველისთვის მიწოდება

შთაგონების, მსოფლმხევდელობის გაფართოებისა და გაზრდის მიზნით


Rustaveli Publishing is a platform that aims to globalize the availability of Georgian authors' works to the world. It is a database that offers works in their native language to Georgian emigrants spread-out all over the world. It is also a discovery outlet for readers who will gain more by reading Georgian authors' perspectives and knowledge.

Rustaveli Publishing’s mission is to give a voice to emigrants, who are “tagged” in changeling processes of living between two countries; gives ability to be heard experiences of such people to readers around the world.

Rustaveli Publishing offers a wide catalog of Maka’s originals, as well as, other Georgian works, including a magazine, Persona, where Georgian exclusives may be shared with the world.

Rustaveli Publishing is my way of giving back to my country, it’s literary history, and to the world. I founded this company to share experiences, stories, books, and other works to inspire everyone who is interested.
— Maka Kartheiser, Author, Publisher

Contact us if you would like to become a united author with Rustaveli Publishing to distribute your books, to be featured in our Persona magazine, or to promote your works to the world.


Shota Rustaveli, (born c. 1160—died after c. 1220), Georgian poet, author of Vepkhvistqaosani(The Knight in the Panther’s Skin, or The Lord of the Panther-Skin), the Georgian national epic.

Very little is known of Rustaveli, and what is known is uncertain. A portrait in Jerusaleminscribed with the word Shota may not necessarily be of him, although legendary sources assert variously that he was a patron of the Georgian church in Jerusalem and that he was a pilgrim there. All speculation about his life—e.g., that he was brought up by a monk and that he was a feudal lord or a royal treasurer—is devoid of documentation. Some theories (e.g., that the name Rustaveli was the pseudonym of a captive Persian princess) are simply ludicrous. Evidence derived from his work suggests that he was highly educated (although he knew more Persian than Greek), religiously tolerant, and familiar with the court and that he was an adoring subject of the Georgian queen Tamara.