Franckh-Kosmos and F. A. Herbig entrust eBook distribution to Bookwire

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.

More information about Bookwire:, Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. KG  and F. A. Herbig Verlagsbuchhandlung GmbH 



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.

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.