Frankfurt a. M., 10 September 2018 – “The Three Investigators” has been a favourite series of generations of readers – including the eBook generation. But something about distribution of the successful titles from KOSMOS Verlag has changed: Bookwire GmbH from Frankfurt a. M. is now responsible for it – just as it is for all of the traditional publisher’s eBooks. What’s more, it has acquired new clients in the form of publishers LangenMüller, Herbig and Nymphenburger, which are part of F. A. Herbig Verlagsbuchhandlung.
The cooperation agreements cover the eBook catalogues of publishers KOSMOS (around 1,000 titles), LangenMüller, Herbig and Nymphenburger (approx. 500 titles in total). The eBooks are placed in all relevant shops – Amazon, Apple iBooks, Google Play, tolino etc. – as well as eBook subscription model Skoobe, with immediate effect, by the Account Management Team at the Bookwire headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, and the international branches.
“The catalogues of the four lists are successful because they appeal to very different target groups. In order to optimally position this diversity on the vast eBook market, we are putting our trust in Bookwire’s combination of experience, team and software. It’s the perfect package for this demanding marketing activity”, says Mariella Becherer, Book Distribution Manager for the KOSMOS, LangenMüller, Herbig and Nymphenburger lists.
“We really enjoy optimally positioning exciting publishing portfolios on the global eBook market. That this now includes the particularly successful series ‘The Three Investigators’ is exciting in the most literal sense. With Kosmos, LangenMüller, Herbig and Nymphenburger we are now able to include the distribution of more lists into our core business”, says John Ruhrmann, Managing Director of Bookwire GmbH, of the cooperation.
Stuttgart-based publisher KOSMOS Verlag is one of the leading publishers of guides and games. The traditional publisher’s diverse range includes successful nature guides like “Was blüht denn da?”, high-circulation special interest titles about horses and pets, as well as globally renowned brands such as ‘The Three Investigators’.
LangenMüller, Herbig, Nymphenburger
Publishers LangenMüller, Herbig, nymphenburger and terra magica trade under F. A. Herbig Verlagsbuchhandlung GmbH in Stuttgart. The lists span a diverse range of content, from novels, through biographies, health guides, non-fiction books about society, science and politics, to illustrated travel books and audiobooks.
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 1,500 publishing clients, with over 300,000 eBooks and 40,000 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 50 staff in Germany, Spain, Brazil and Mexico.
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