Frankfurt, 25th July 2017 – Holtzbrinck publishers and Frankfurt digital services provider Bookwire have entered into cooperation on distribution of Holtzbrinck publishers’ eBook catalogue. Bookwire is now responsible for positioning around 12,000 titles from four publishers, in shops outside the EU.
The cooperation involves all four publishing firms under the umbrella of Holtzbrinck publishers:
S. Fischer Verlage, Droemer Knaur, Rowohlt Verlag and Kiepenheuer & Witsch.
Bookwire is responsible for international distribution outside the EU for these publishers’ approximately 12,000 titles. Shops supplied by Bookwire include international market leaders Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and Kobo, as well as eBook shops with greater significance in individual countries, such as Gardners, Perú eBooks, Siglo del Hombre, Tagus Books and many others.
According to Jens Klingelhöfer, CEO of Bookwire GmbH, “international distribution of eBook catalogues is an increasingly important business segment for publishers because tapping into new markets offers the opportunity to generate new and additional proceeds. We are delighted that Holtzbrinck publishing group is now also relying on Bookwire’s competence and experience”.
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 200,000 eBooks and 50,000 audiobooks, has been continually expanded into the sphere of marketing and, since October 2016, 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 38 staff in Germany, Spain, Brazil and Mexico.
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