Bookwire takes over international distribution & marketing of Bonnier Verlage German eBook catalogue

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.

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.