Bookwire & Holtzbrinck publishers – cooperation on international distribution of the eBook catalogue

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”.

About Bookwire & “Bookwire OS – One Solution”

Bookwire GmbH was founded in Frankfurt in 2010 as a service provider for publisher distribution of eBooks and digital content. It has since become one of the leading international businesses in digital publishing technology. Bookwire currently employs 150 people in Germany, the UK, Spain, France, Brazil, Mexico and the USA, who take care of more than 2,500 publishers in the fields of eBooks, audiobooks, podcasts and Print-on-Demand. The pioneering software “Bookwire OS – One Solution”, launched in 2019, has delivered, analyzed and marketed around 800,000 eBooks and 200,000 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 look after the clients from end to end. In 2019, the audiobook production solution “We Audiobook You” (WAY) bagged the business the first “Digital Publishing Award” in the field of B2B solutions. Bookwire GmbH is managed by its founders Jens Klingelhöfer and John Ruhrmann, and has branches in Barcelona, London, Mexico City, São Paulo, New York and Paris, in addition to the company headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and the "Digital Hub" in Dortmund.