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Bookwire enters into distribution partnership with publishing group Random House


Frankfurt a. M., 28 November 2016 – In future, Bookwire will also be supporting publishing group Random House with international distribution of its eBook catalogue. The Frankfurt-based digital services provider will display and market around 14,000 deliverable, German-language eBooks in selected shops all over the world, using its closely linked distribution network.


Bookwire has many years of established expertise in international eBook distribution. Along with direct contact with all relevant international shops and libraries, it also has its own Bookwire dependencies in Spain, Mexico and Brazil that ensure that eBook catalogues are locally marketed as successfully as possible.


Dr. Frank Sambeth, CEO of publishing group Random House, describes the benefits of the cooperation “we want to give our readers across the world access to our books and create awareness. By working together with Bookwire, we can access even hard-to-reach markets and respond as well as possible to local needs”.


As well as Europe, cooperation mainly focuses on markets in the USA and Latin America, where Random House is, above all, counting on Bookwire’s far-reaching expertise in successful distribution using local partners in the markets concerned. Bookwire offers a blend of regionally networked suppliers, such as “Tagus” (joint platform of distribution channels “El Corte Inglés” and “Casa del libro”) and large, internationally operating library service providers such as “Odilo”. eBooks from Random House, with German-language bestsellers, are of great interest to both target groups.


According to Jens Klingelhöfer, manager of Bookwire GmbH, “having publishing group Random House as a new partner in our client portfolio once again confirms the profound trust in our strategy of offering our clients individual, full-service support, up to and including global and local marketing of individual titles, from an established and closely meshed distribution network”.


More information about Bookwire:



Bookwire – Next Level Digital Publishing.


Digital service provider Bookwire was founded in Frankfurt in 2009 as a service provider for publisher distribution of eBooks and digital content. Publishers of any size can take advantage of the professional and independent, complete service, including conversion, supply, marketing and billing and consequently have access to all eBook shops. This service has since also been extended to the digital audiobook sector so that publishers can get all of their solutions from one point of contact. The range of services for currently more than 1,000 publishing clients, with over 150,000 eBooks and 25,000 audiobooks, has been continually expanded into the sphere of marketing and, since October 2015, into print-on-demand products, in order to generate the best sales revenue with the publishers. This also includes customer service with the latest software solutions and a personal contact person to guarantee individual advice and support. Bookwire GmbH is managed by founders Jens Klingelhöfer and John Ruhrmann, as well as Marlies Hebler, and currently employs 35 staff in Germany, Spain, Brazil and Mexico.



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