Ukrainska Presa concern, also known as Ivan Tyctor concern – named after its owner, ideologist and inspirer – embraced several periodicals and book series, aimed at divergent audiences. It was distinguished by its massive popularity and commercial success.
The prospective concern was based on a Novyi Chas newspaper, which was established on the initiative of Ukrainian Military Organization (Ukrainska Viiskova Orhanizatsiia, UVO) in 1923. It was to support the Ukrainian society after its defeat in the war with the Poles for the creation of a nation-state in Eastern Galicia. The publication was completely taken over by Ivan Tyktor in 1925. According to him, the development of the publishing industry was one of the civilization success indicators, thus he always directed his efforts to create new publishing projects and expand the readership. Since 1932, Novyi Chas became the second Ukrainian diary on the territory of the Polish state, keeping to the format of the European magazines. In 1928, the peasant-oriented Narodna Sprava weekly was launched. Since 1932, the social and political Nash Prapor periodical was published (at first twice a week and then three times a week). Also, Ukrainska Presa had been publishing Dzvinok monthly for children (since 1931), the humorous and satirical Komar weekly magazine (since 1933), Ukrainian patriotic and sports Sokil organization’s Sokilski Visti newspaper (since 1928), Nash Lemko biweekly (since 1934), and Union of Ukrainian Women Ukrainka weekly (since 1938). These periodicals existed until 1939. In addition, various calendars were published (Zolotyi Kolos, which had been regularly published since 1930, was the most famous).
Biblioteka ‘Novoho Chasu’( later – Ukrainska Biblioteka as a free monthly supplement to the newspaper), Biblioteka ‘Narodnoi Spravy’, Amatorskyi Teatr ‘Nashoho Praporu’, Biblioteka Shkoliaryka, and other serial publications appeared among the books, along with such large-scale projects as History of Ukrainian Culture and World History.