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Bookwire takes over digital audiobook distribution from Saga Egmont


Frankfurt a. M., 14 November 2019 – Since November, Frankfurt-based Bookwire GmbH has been supporting Danish publisher Saga – an international digital publisher in The Egmont Group – with digital audiobook distribution. The cooperation with Bookwire aims to strategically further develop the expansion of the audiobook business of the publishers in the group.


The publishing group is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, and brings out around 800 new publications a year. The cooperation involves all of its approximately 4,000 German and English digital audiobook titles. Bookwire GmbH assesses these titles for the six current Saga Egmont publishers – Lindhardt og Ringhof, Lust, RADIOROPA Hörbuch, Saga Egmont, Steinbach Sprechende Bücher and Audio Media Verlag.


The publishers use Bookwire OS software for distribution, analysis and controlling of the audiobooks, in order to strategically increase their market presence in various windows – all of the relevant digital audiobook shops are supplied by Bookwire. The publishers’ distribution teams also receive personal support from specialist audiobook market account managers at Bookwire’s headquarters. According to John Ruhrmann, Managing Director at Bookwire GmbH “our comprehensive technical solution gives Saga Egmont the flexibility and innovation-driven technical support required for digital distribution. The functionalities of Bookwire OS, the operating system for digital publishing, satisfy each publisher’s individual distribution requirements.”


“We were looking for a strong partner for international digital distribution for all of our publishers and across all windows, and one that would offer everything in one single solution – and that partner is Bookwire. Both Bookwire OS and the expert teams will enable us to successfully implement our audiobook strategy in the coming years,” says Thilde Nybro Pfeifer, Editor-in-Chief at Saga Egmont Germany.


More information about Bookwire GmbH:



Bookwire & Bookwire OS – One Solution”

Bookwire GmbH was founded in Frankfurt in 2009 as a service provider for publisher distribution of eBooks and digital content. Since then, it has become one of the leading international businesses in digital publishing technology. Bookwire currently employs 56 members of staff in Germany, the UK, Spain, Brazil and Mexico, who take care of more than 1,600 publishers in the fields of eBooks, audiobooks and Print-on-Demand. The pioneering software “Bookwire OS – One Solution”, launched in 2019, has delivered, analysed and marketed around 350,000 eBooks and 45,000 audiobooks in all relevant distribution channels. In addition to the latest customer analytics and pricing technology, publishing clients of Bookwire GmbH also have access to individual support from account & marketing managers who continually look after the clients. The audiobook product solution “We Audiobook You” (WAY) bagged the business the first “Digital Publishing Award” in the field of B2B solutions, in 2019. Bookwire GmbH is managed by its founders Jens Klingelhöfer and John Ruhrmann, and operates branches in Madrid (Spain) and São Paulo (Brazil), in addition to the company headquarters in Frankfurt am Main.


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