Frankfurt, 30. June 2017 – Frankfurt digital services provider, Bookwire, will now be responsible for international distribution and marketing of more than 7,000 eBook titles from the catalogues of German publishers, Bonnier Verlage. The collaboration takes in all relevant shops outside the EU and more than 7,000 eBook titles from Bonnier publishers Piper, Ullstein, ars edition, Thienemann-Esslinger and Carlsen Verlag.
The shops supplied by Bookwire GmbH for the new cooperation with Bonnier include leading international eBook shops, such as Amazon, Apple, Kobo and Barnes & Noble, and, in individual countries, popular shops like Tagus Books, Wook, Gardners, Bajalibros, Perú eBooks, Siglo del Hombre and Hipertexto, etc.
Bookwire has been entrusted with distribution and marketing of all eBook titles of the five Bonnier publishers. This represents additional growth in the international business of the company, whose head office is in Frankfurt a.M. Among other activities, Bookwire is also responsible for international distribution of the German-language catalogue of Random House Group (since autumn 2016).
“The cooperation with Bonnier publishers again reinforces our alignment to international business in the sphere of distributing and marketing eBooks, combined with deeply rooted local expertise. Knowledge about local market conditions in individual countries, especially those outside the EU, is essential for successfully positioning catalogues on the market and increasing their market share. That’s exactly what our teams in Latin America and Brazil are for. Constant monitoring of success by Bookwire Analytics Services, both in distribution and in marketing, is another benefit that we can offer our clients. We are delighted that Bonnier AB is now relying on us for the German-language eBook catalogue, too”, says John Ruhrmann, Managing Director of Bookwire GmbH, on completion of the contract.
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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