Bookwire Manages Global Distribution of HarperCollins Ibérica eBooks in Spanish and Portuguese

Madrid/Frankfurt, 27. November 2017 – Together with its subsidiary, Bookwire Spain and Latin America, Frankfurt digital services provider Bookwire is now responsible for global distribution of the Spanish and Portuguese eBook catalogue of HarperCollins Ibérica. In addition to distribution, the cooperation also includes support for eBook marketing activities, and pricing analysis and reader analytics, among other valued-added services.

The distribution agreement covers Spanish and Portuguese language titles from the catalogues of imprints brought together under the umbrella brand HarperCollins Ibérica. By signing the contract, Bookwire has gained another international publisher as a partner – the German-language catalogues of Random House, Bonnier and Holtzbrinck Verlagsgruppe had already been added to the portfolio of Bookwire’s international distribution platform during the course of the year.

Jens Klingelhöfer, CEO of Bookwire GmbH: “signing the contract with HarperCollins Ibérica shows that internationalisation is absolutely the right way to go in our business segment. Support from our proven experts, who literally speak our customers’ language, as well as our “Bookwire MACS” distribution software, with its many high-tech features, are convincing. This is combined with the strong name that we have made for ourselves among publishers and shop partners in many markets.”

The contract covers global distribution of Spanish and Portuguese language titles

The cooperation with HarperCollins Ibérica covers eBook distribution in shops,  from global players such as Amazon, Apple, Google and Kobo, to important trading partners with local roots, such as Casa del Libro, FNAC and El Corte Inglés (Spain), Gandhi and Librería Porrúa (Mexico), Siglo del Hombre (Colombia), among others.

Javier Celaya, Managing Director Bookwire Spain & Latin America: “naturally, we are delighted that HarperCollins Ibérica also trusts our distribution and marketing expertise, and wants to use it to further boost the success of its eBook catalogue. Cooperations like these confirm our philosophy that global distribution, as well as the right marketing measures, must go hand in hand with an internationally-orientated strategy, combined with thorough knowledge of local markets. We believe that globally increasing the market share requires detailed knowledge of how regional markets work and what needs must be met. And, with our teams and partners in Spain, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Mexico, this is exactly what Bookwire Spain & Latin America offers.”

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.