Frankfurt am Main, March 30, 2023 – Bookwire GmbH, the leading digital publishing company, is kicking off 2023 with a major expansion of its international business by establishing a new subsidiary in the United States. As a response to the increasing demand for their services from US publishers, Bookwire is excited to announce the formation of a dedicated US market team. As of the beginning of this year, the company has appointed digital publishing expert Brittyne Lewis as the Country Manager of the US, who will be responsible for driving the company's growth and success in the market. This move is a clear indication of Bookwire's ambitious goal to establish a strong presence in the US market and provide specialized services tailored to the unique needs of US publishers. This new US team serves as the foundation for the company's future growth in the market.
Bookwire fully commits itself to a long-term growth strategy in the US, with the goal of sustainably establishing the German-born international company in the American market. With the creation of its US subsidiary, Bookwire will now offer an extensive portfolio of services in digital publishing, differentiating itself as a seamless full-service provider for publishing customers of all sizes. The company's comprehensive software, Bookwire OS – One Solution, intelligently links production, distribution, marketing and analytics features in one user-friendly platform. This platform is designed to help publishers of all sizes with their digital book publishing needs.
Brittyne Lewis brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role. With over 15 years of experience in the digital publishing industry, she has a proven track record of pioneering new digital solutions and has held various high-level management positions. Brittyne has a strong focus on exceptional customer service and has built a reputation for developing lasting customer relationships. Brittyne will play a crucial role in helping Bookwire deliver on its mission to provide the American market with its full range of services and expertise.
"I am very excited to lead Bookwire's audio and ebook business in the US. Bookwire is the perfect option for new customers looking for a one-stop-shop for their digital publishing needs and for anyone who wants to take advantage of the company's industry-leading expertise in audiobook production and distribution. Our software, Bookwire OS – One Solution, will be a strong distributor in the US market, meeting the needs of publishers of all sizes, and helping them to enhance their reach and increase their revenue," Brittyne Lewis says.
Jens Klingelhöfer, CEO and Co-Founder of Bookwire explaines Bookwire's strategy: "Bookwire is known internationally as a comprehensive distributor of ebooks and audiobooks, and now our company brings that expertise to the US market. With our solution Bookwire OS and our team, we offer a unique combination of technology and expertise, allowing them to provide their customers with a full range of services, from digitizing and formatting ebooks to distribution and analytics, as well as audiobook production."
With the new subsidiary, the digital publishing company Bookwire grows to seven international locations in Europe, South America and the USA with a total of 150 employees.
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, analysed 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.