Our tradition is built on a foundation of hard work, intelligence and skill. Our authors, including many Nobel Prize winners, our readers and our customers continue to be entitled to nothing but the best.
We do not know an answer to every question but we build networks and tools for those involved in sharing knowledge, teaching and in learning: our aim is to provide a wealth of ideas to help people in their work. We are not trying to reach a final destination. We are committed to accompanying the journey, as we are convinced that education, the ability to use language and literacy are the determinants of all progress.
We do not think that technology alone can solve every problem, but we know that the Internet disseminates culture and knowledge effectively.
Many new publishing opportunities are being opened up, more efficient methods of communication are being provided, and action, interaction and their consequences are in flux. The impact is deep on scientific communication, on how we educate our children, on how we enrich our lives through progress and the arts, on how we prosper – in every sense, not just materially.
The Holtzbrinck Publishing Group takes an active part in these changes. We contribute to human progress and cultural diversity by being a home to scientists, professors, teachers, journalists, editors, writers and entrepreneurs, to those who want to make a difference with their ideas, their inspiration, their knowledge and their expertise. We strive to offer the best environment for those who want to create meaningful understanding, to entertain, and to create technology that thrives. We want to be the best partner for those who want to grow through exciting and demanding projects, who want to be part of a professional network, who do not see shareholder value as their sole and foremost indicator for success.
Long term thinking, dedicated work, and an open atmosphere for debate and decency are our characteristics. In times of change our organization provides reliability, respect and trust. We do not fear failure. We embrace actively new technologies, they are core to our endeavor. We cherish the heritage of our societies and their treasures because the past is more than a legacy, more than just a reminder.
It is our pride and joy to publish many laureates of the sciences, of literature and peace as well as many other writers and journalists of tremendous substance. We take this privilege as an obligation to support them in every possible way. Their success is, finally, our success.
Stefan von Holtzbrinck
Our tradition is built on a foundation of hard work, intelligence and skill. Our authors, including many Nobel Prize winners, our readers and our customers continue to be entitled to nothing but the best.
Our intellectually and culturally diverse company is driven by independent thought and actions. We think in terms of the individual and collaborative networks, not in terms of hierarchy.
For us growth is not a purpose in itself. Growth comes instead from our organic core, the company's entrepreneurial spirit and dedicated long term view.
Our responsibility extends beyond our daily work: we are committed in a larger sense to having a positive effect on the earth and on the society in which we live.
At Holtzbrinck we are committed to the long term health of the earth’s many cultures and societies as well as to the planet itself. We work on many problems in many countries, with our goals and ambitions most frequently set by the individual passions of the people who come to us. We deliver remarkable value through our quality publishing and services, but we also actively pursue the greater good. The following offers a sample of achievements made within our group:
We are grateful first and foremost to all of our authors, many of whom have won prestigious awards. In the field of literature we congratulate John M. Coetzee, Elfriede Jelinek, Harold Pinter, Orhan Pamuk, Doris Lessing, Jean-Marie Le Clézio, Herta Müller, Mario Vargas LLosa, Tomas Tranströmer and Alice Munro – for having won the Nobel Prize for Literature in the last decade. Scientific American, in its 168 year history, has published over 240 articles from Nobel Laureates including Albert Einstein, Linus Pauling, Francis Crick, Hans A Bethe, Steven Weinberg, Harold Varmus and Al Gore. Nature has published many scientific breakthroughs since its start in 1869, including Francis Crick and James Watson’s (1953) seminal ‘double helix’ paper, David Baltimore’s (1970) work on the enzyme reverse transcriptase as well as Andrew Z. Fire and Craig C. Mello’s (1998) RNA-interference paper.
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The Macmillan Higher Education group celebrates Emilio Segrè, Murray Gell-Mann, Paul Berg, David Hubel, Leon Lederman, Paul Crutzen, Eric Kandel, and Paul Krugman as its Nobel laureate text book authors. The Palgrave’s Economics for the Curious would not have been possible without major contributions from Robert Solow (editor), Vernon Smith, Dale Mortensen, Michael Spence, Peter Diamond, Erik Maskin, Roger Myerson, John F. Nash and William Sharpe.
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It is a pleasure and privilege for us to support the following institutions and societies amongst many others:
Our portfolio is characterized by committed investment in a healthy mix of organic growth and targeted acquisitions. In times of significant fluctuations and change in the global economy we aim for a sound equity ratio rate as a trustworthy basis to work from. This principle not only ensures the constant attribution of adequate resources for our entrepreneurial dynamism and ambition, it also enables our teams to deliver on a long-term vision, which is more important to us than quarterly earnings.
A healthy balance sheet and financial resources provide a strong foundation for our entrepreneurial activities and allow us to focus on long-term strategic goals. We want to continue to grow and achieve sustainable results. To help us in achieving these objectives, we focus on the following business areas: “Macmillan Science and Education” (science and education), “Macmillan Publishers” (fiction and non-fiction) and “Holtzbrinck Digital, Information & Services” (internet companies, news media and services). The sale of the newspaper business, which began in 2009, was successfully completed in 2013. The long-term 50% holding in the “Die Zeit” newspaper is being managed in the “Holtzbrinck Digital, Information & Services” business area.
The consolidated turnover for the 2013 fiscal year totalled €1,719.3 million. The decline in turnover relative to the prior year is due to the strategic divestments made within the portfolio. After adjusting for portfolio and currency effects, the publishing group posted an organic increase in turnover of €60.6 million or +3.8% for the past financial year. The Holtzbrinck Publishing Group digital products and services revenues continued to grow strongly and currently comprise 27.8% of total turnover.
The companies of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group in their current structure reached an increase in operating profit before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortisation and extraordinary effects (operating EBITDA) of +1.2% for the 2013 fiscal year. This result has already absorbed high development costs for new and, in particular, digital products and business models. Overall the group level consolidated operating EBITDA decreased to €180.8 million as a result of divestment activities. Pre-tax profits in 2012 were influenced by divestment activity, which explains the decline to €96.8 million in 2013.
In the period between 2009 and 2013, the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group succeeded in extensively reducing its level of debt through the sale of its daily newspaper business and using its operating cash flow. As of 31 December 2013, the remaining net debt stood at €30.3 million. With a leverage ratio (ratio of net debt to operating EBITDA) at the end of the financial year of 0.2x and an equity ratio of 43.3%, the publishing group has secured its long-term stability and at the same time created room for future investments.
|Turnover development according to region in €m.||2013||2012|
|Rest of Europe||
|Turnover development according to business area in €m.||2013||2012|
|Macmillan Science and Education||
|Holtzbrinck Digital, Information & Services||
|Consolidation of internal turnover items||
|Turnover of the Group portfolio at the balance-sheet date
|Sold companies and parts of companies||27,7||234,9|
|Other financial reference numbers in €m.||2013||2012|
|Operating EBITDA of the Group portfolio at the balance-sheet date**||180,9||178,8|
|Operating EBITDA, consolidated / total**||180,8||205,5|
|Balance sheet total||2.080,2||2.143,5|
|Net financial position||-30,3||-111,1|
* Consolidated turnover, without minority stakeholdings
** Adjusted to account for extraordinary and non-recurring effects, including operating earnings obtained from stakeholdings assessed according to the equity method
*** Calculated on the basis of the total derived from equity (in accordance with IAS 32) and other financial instruments similar to equity
Faith in tradition and the courage to innovate: today these qualities characterize the three dynamic and globally structured business areas – Macmillan Science and Education (science and education), Macmillan Publishers (fiction and non-fiction), as well as Holtzbrinck Digital, Information & Services (internet companies, news media and services).
In 2001 Dieter von Holtzbrinck passed on the management of the company to his brother Stefan von Holtzbrinck (*1963), leaving the company five years later to set up a family-foundation. In the context of a far-reaching digital reorientation, the investment emphasis was placed on new internet-based business models, on the education and science sector, as well as on the opening up of new markets and opportunities in new language environments outside the German-speaking countries. The recent sale of newspapers – except for the stakes held in Die Zeit – were completed with a view to strengthening our focus on the course embarked upon by our three divisions.
The company further pursued its long-term interests in the area of literature, science and education, in acquiring Farrar, Straus & Giroux and the Macmillan Group whose portfolio includes Nature, Macmillan Education, St. Martin´s Press, Pan Macmillan and Tor amongst others.
Georg-Dieter von Holtzbrinck (*1941) took over the company helm from his father in 1980. Domestically the main focus was increasingly placed on expanding the newspaper sector, ultimately leading to the acquisition of Die Zeit. In addition, the book activities were extended internationally, through the acquisition of Henry Holt; by contrast, in 1989 the book-club activities were discontinued. In the mid-1980s, the publishing group deepened its international commitment in the area of science and education with the acquisition of Scientific American and W.H.Freeman.
In 1971 Georg von Holtzbrinck decided to draw together the groups prospering activities in a holding company, the Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH publishing group, and to operate it on a decentralized basis.
During the years of reconstruction Georg von Holtzbrinck acquired the Hausbücherei in 1948 which merged with the Deutsche Bücherbund (German books’ association) in the 50’s. The latter’s growth and financial strength, as well as Georg von Holtzbrinck’s personal closeness to the publishers, enabled him to gain a share of ownership in renowned book-publishing and newspaper companies such as S. Fischer, Rowohlt and Handelsblatt.
The publishing group’s origins trace back to the book-club business. In the 1930s, the company founder Georg von Holtzbrinck (*1909 – †1983) began with the sale of subscriptions to books and periodicals (Bibliothek der Unterhaltung und des Wissens/ The Library of Entertainment and Knowledge, Devex).
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Nature Publishing Group (NPG) makes science accessible to people across the globe. It publishes high impact scientific and medical information in print and online. Whether it’s international scientific journals like Nature, magazines such as Scientific American or services for scientists, NPG isn’t just bringing discovery to the scientific community but to the wider public as well.http://www.nature.com/ press(whatareyoulookingat)nature.com
Scientific American, the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S., has been the authority for pioneering science and technology for a general audience for more than 160 years. Often featuring Nobel-Prize-winning contributors, it is now available in 14 local-language editions.http://www.scientificamerican.com/
Macmillan Education is a global publisher with a local presence. We operate in over 120 countries worldwide, working hard to create technology and resources to make the English language more accessible. Macmillan Education knows the importance of local knowledge and responding to differing teaching needs. It works with local experts to bring the right digital and print materials to pre-primary through to adult education in each community. Every resource is created with the local cultural norms and needs in mind.http://www.macmillaneducation.com/ help(whatareyoulookingat)macmillan.com
Palgrave Macmillan is a global academic publisher for scholarship, research and professional learning. It publishes monographs, journals, reference works and professional titles, online and in print. With a focus on humanities and social sciences, Palgrave Macmillan offers authors and readers the very best in academic content whilst also supporting the community with innovative new formats and tools. Its programme is also supported by award-winning general non-fiction titles.http://www.palgrave.com/ website(whatareyoulookingat)palgrave.com
Macmillan Higher Education (MHE) develops high-quality digital and print content for millions of students worldwide. Working with experts - from teachers to researchers - they create educational content, tools, and resources and offer extensive services and training which all make teaching and learning more effective. Macmillan Higher Education includes Bedford/St Martin’s, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers. These companies together as MHE are renowned for their commitment to each individual discipline, course, teacher and student.http://www.macmillanhighered.com webstaff(whatareyoulookingat)bfwpub.com
Macmillan New Ventures discovers, develops and markets innovative technologies and new products that make learning more engaging. They are focused on doing more for education, pushing the boundaries of where, when and how we learn. Teacher to student. Student to teacher. And peer to peer. The team is focused on serving as the bridge between the best edtech startups and best learning institutions in the U.S.http://www.macmillannewventures.com letsdobusiness(whatareyoulookingat)macmillannewventures.com
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Digital Education captures opportunities in the consumer online education markets. Digital Education both invests in technology and creates original products to give students the tools they need in order to learn the skills they require in our fast-changing world. Its purpose is to transform the way people find, consume and teach educational content through a range of technologies, allowing students to learn the subjects they need to excel in their professional and personal lives.http://www.digital-education.com info(whatareyoulookingat)digital-education.com
The publisher "Spektrum der Wissenschaft" presents the latest scientific discoveries in its journals and online offerings, in an easily understandable form.
As scientists and experts, many of the authors are pioneers themselves in scientific progress. Several of our authors have received a Nobel Prize in recognition of their outstanding contributions to science.
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1DegreeBio is the world's first independent online resource building a comprehensive listing of reagents, digital tools, equipment and service providers crucial to life science research.http://1degreebio.org info(whatareyoulookingat)1degreebio.org
Altmetric is a small London-based start-up focused on making article level metrics easy for both researchers and publishers.
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BioRAFT’s modular web-based platform integrates safety and compliance management into a single system for researchers, compliance personnel and administrators.http://www.bioraft.com/
DynamicBooks allows college instructors to edit digital editions of textbooks and customize them for their individual classes, helping them to better meet the needs of their students. Instructors can customize text, video, images, web links and open education resources and add, delete and rearrange the textbook to match how they teach and the topics they cover. There are no enrollment or change minimums, no cut-off dates and instructors control the price.http://dynamicbooks.com Information(whatareyoulookingat)dynamicbooks.com
Easyaula is an online educational marketplace that makes it easy for people to learn anything from anyone. This online marketplace taps into existing communities and networks to provide offline classes to aspirational adults, focusing on extra-curriculum and mainly professional subject areas.http://www.easyaula.com.br
EnglishUp is a cloud-based English learning platform for busy adults and young professionals to help them achieve their personal and professional goals by learning to speak English fluently. EnglishUp is an academically sound course, which blends live 1-to-1 and interactive group tutoring, with the ease and convenience of self-paced online study, anytime and anywhere. EnglishUp has launched in Brazil for now, but will soon expand to many other countries.http://www.englishup.com support(whatareyoulookingat)englishup.com
figshare allows researchers to publish all of their research outputs in seconds in an easily citable, sharable and discoverable manner. All file formats can be published, including videos and datasets that are often demoted to the supplemental materials section in current publishing models.http://figshare.com info(whatareyoulookingat)figshare.com
HeyTutor allows everyone to get one-on-one sessions with high quality tutors from the best universities. Through its online learning environment with audio, video, textchat and a whiteboard HeyTutor offers an easy to use teaching environment for tutors and students. The site currently focuses on maths tutoring in Germany.http://heytutor.co.uk support(whatareyoulookingat)heytutor.co.uk
i>clicker is a technology solution that allows presenters and audience participants to dynamically interact through questions and answers in real-time.
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Labguru is a modular, web-based laboratory research management system.
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Late Nite Labs is an education technology company that creates engaging science content for distance and hybrid learning settings.
Their virtual lab platform, which contains 150+ experiment simulations, has been an integral part of Biology and Chemistry curriculums at universities, colleges and high schools, since 2006.
Maths Doctor is a British award-winning online tutorial company that is run by qualified teachers. It provides one-to-one maths and physics tuition live online through web-conferencing software. This method allows students to quickly understand the maths and physics they will need to pass their exams, in a way that is fast to arrange, convenient to use and as cheap as possible.http://www.mathsdoctor.co.uk/ helpdesk(whatareyoulookingat)mathsdoctor.tv
Mobile Teacher is the easiest way to create a mobile app from your existing content.
You provide Mobile Teacher with your available format and they take care of digitalization. All apps are white label products and can be branded according to corporate identity. With fast setup and over 100,000 hours learned, Mobile Teacher offers the best technology to provide your quality content to customers as a mobile app.
Nature meets the needs of science.
Nature was launched in 1869 to provide the public with current scientific information and help scientists share their research. It’s now the leading, most cited journal of its kind in the world. Nature keeps researchers and scientists up to date with the latest developments in their field and beyond. And nature.com gives 8 million visitors a month access to over 100 prestigious publications and services such as Naturejobs.
Overleaf is a collaborative writing and publishing system that makes the whole process of producing academic papers much quicker for both authors and publishers. Developed by the writeLaTeX team and now with over 150,000 users worldwide, it aims to make science and research faster, more open and more transparent by bringing the whole scientific process into one place, from idea to writing to review to publication.www.overleaf.com welcome(whatareyoulookingat)writelatex.com
Palgrave Macmillan Higher Education develops books and learning resources principally for University-level students, from undergraduate to graduate, with a focus on the social sciences, humanities and business. As well as publishing some of the most successful academic textbooks in print, Palgrave Macmillan Higher Education produces widely-accessible ebooks and sophisticated, interactive e-learning suites.http://www.palgrave.com/ website(whatareyoulookingat)palgrave.com
PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences tailored to each user's knowledge level.
Students identify where they need to spend more study time; instructors get real time data for maximizing class performance.
Projects allows researchers to organise and manage all their research outputs in a safe, simple and structured way. It’s designed to help academics, at any stage of their career, keep track and stay on top of all their results. It’s a light, useful and slick application that integrates into a researcher’s existing workflow to help them work more efficiently and ensure they have more time for making discoveries.https://projects.ac info(whatareyoulookingat)projects.ac
ReadCube is a free, easy -to-use reference manager, with built-in search capabilities, Enhanced PDF technology and personalized daily article recommendations.
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Sapling Systems develops software to meet instructor requirements for educational content development, student assessment tracking and online instruction. It combines software products with newly developed best-of-class content for use directly by students and instructors. It’s a proven interactive learning and homework solution for science, engineering and economics disciplines that significantly improves student comprehension, retention and problem-solving skills.https://www.saplinglearning.com/ support(whatareyoulookingat)saplinglearning.com
The Skyfactor Mapworks Student Retention System combines predictive analytics with student data - alerting staff of at-risk students, facilitating early intervention, and generating results.
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Symplectic is a leading developer of integrated research information management systems.
Our flagship product Elements is used by thousands of researchers, research managers, repository managers and librarians across the globe.
tutoria is Germany’s leading digital education company focused on individual learning. The core product is a comprehensive private home tutoring service which provides high quality and an effective improvement of student grades. Moreover tutoria also offers customized learning services for students, adults and business clients alike.http://www.tutoria.de info(whatareyoulookingat)tutoria.de
Veduca is an online video platform that aggregates and curates publicly available educational content from the world’s top universities and annotates this content with meta tags and Portuguese subtitles to make it searchable based on key words; thus making it easily accessible to the Brazilian population.http://www.veduca.com.br contato(whatareyoulookingat)veduca.com.br
We believe that language and reading skills are the foundation of every individual’s success. This drives our relentless commitment to promote and encourage the joy of reading to the widest spectrum of ages and cultures possible.
St. Martin's Press publishes under four imprints: St. Martin’s Press, Griffin, Minotaur, and Thomas Dunne Books.
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Tor/Forge includes the imprints Tor, Forge, Orb, Starscape, Tor Teen, and Tor Classics, and publishes best-selling authors including W. Bruce Cameron, Orson Scott Card, Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan, Eric Lustbader, Douglas Preston, Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Taylor, David Weber, Cory Doctorow, and David Lubar.
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux publishes literary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.
FSG authors—among them Elizabeth Bishop, Roberto Bolaño, Michael Cunningham, Mahmoud Darwish, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, Federico García Lorca, Shirley Hazzard, Seamus Heaney, Robert Lowell, Alice McDermott, John McPhee, Pablo Neruda, Susan Sontag, Mario Vargas Llosa, Derek Walcott, and Tom Wolfe—have won extraordinary acclaim, including National Book Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, and Nobel Prizes in Literature.
Henry Holt and Company, one of the oldest trade publishers in the United States, publishes acclaimed and best-selling authors including Bill O'Reilly, two-time Man Booker Prize-winner Hilary Mantel, Nobel Prize-winner Herta Müller, Pulitzer Prize-winner Rick Atkinson, Paul Auster, John Banville as Benjamin Black, Billy Crystal, Sheila Heti, Atul Gawande, Barbara Ehrenreich and Bill McKibben. Henry Holt publishes books under the imprints Henry Holt, Metropolitan Books, Times Books, and Holt Paperbacks.http://us.macmillan.com/HenryHolt.aspx publicity(whatareyoulookingat)hholt.com
Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group comprises Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, Feiwel and Friends, First Second, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Priddy Books, Roaring Brook Press, and Square Fish. Popular, award-winning, and New York Times bestselling authors include Madeleine L’Engle, Natalie Babbitt, Roald Dahl, Jack Gantos, Nancy Tillman, Catherynne M. Valente, Marissa Meyer, Paul Pope, Gene Luen Yang, Eric Carle, Leigh Bardugo, Lane Smith, and Nick Bruel.http://us.macmillan.com/MacKids.aspx childrens.publicity(whatareyoulookingat)macmillanusa.com
Pan Macmillan UK is one of the largest general book publishers in the UK, with imprints including Macmillan, Mantle, Pan, Picador, Boxtree, Sidgwick & Jackson, Bello, Tor, Kingfisher, Macmillan Children's Books, Campbell Books, Macmillan New Writing and Macmillan Digital Audio.http://www.panmacmillan.com/Home
Fischer is one of the largest trade publishers in Germany and is known throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland for publishing high quality books.
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One of the most influential publishing houses in Germany, Rowohlt is home to many great authors including Kurt Tucholsky, Hans Fallada und Robert Musil amongst others.
Furthermore many leading names in modern literature are also published in the programme, such as Jonathan Franzen, Simon Beckett und Ildikó von Kürthy.
Droemer Knaur publishes ambitious literature and fiction titles from renowned authors including Val McDermid, Sebastian Fitzek und Iny Lorentz.http://www.droemer-knaur.de/home info(whatareyoulookingat)droemer-knaur.de
Covering the full spectrum of genres, Argon releases more than 50 new German language audio books per annum.http://www.argon-verlag.de/ info(whatareyoulookingat)argon-verlag.de
hgv Publishing Services is one of the leading service providers for publishers in Germany. Our key to success is our full-service model, offering a comprehensive range of products focused on the needs of content publishing.http://www.hgv-online.de/ Kundenservice(whatareyoulookingat)hgv-online.de
J.B. Metzler Publishers, founded in 1682 in Stuttgart, is one of Germany’s foremost specialist publishing houses for humanities. It publishes texts on literature and languages, philosophy, history, ancient history, music and media. Today the publishing house is best known for its lexica and encyclopaedias, textbooks and literary histories, as well as manuals and complete editions.https://www.metzlerverlag.de info(whatareyoulookingat)metzlerverlag.de
Known as KiWi Verlag, Kiepenheuer & Witsch not only publishes some of the most famous post-war authors including Joseph Roth, Gabriel García Márquez and Heinrich Böll but also contemporary authors such as Frank Schätzing, Nick Hornby and Uwe Timm.http://www.kiwi-verlag.de/ verlag(whatareyoulookingat)kiwi-verlag.de
aboutbooks GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group and has been operating LovelyBooks.de, the largest German-language literature platform, since 2006. At LovelyBooks.de, literature enthusiasts can organise their virtual bookshelf, search for their new favourite titles and engage with authors and other keen readers. With its Social Reading solution, launched in 2011, LovelyBooks also links up readers from different websites and within e-books.http://www.lovelybooks.de info(whatareyoulookingat)lovelybooks.de
Macmillan Audio records bestselling and critically-acclaimed fiction and nonfiction for adults and children, including the language-learning series Behind the Wheel.
Macmillan Audio narrators include Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Cynthia Nixon, as well as President Jimmy Carter, Rob Lowe, and Bill O’Reilly, who have read their own audiobooks.
Macmillan Audio productions have been nominated for three Grammy Awards and have won numerous Audie Awards and Earphones Awards.
MDL offers a UK and worldwide book distribution service to over forty publishers. It has experience in a wide variety of publishing including trade, EFL, academic, professional, schools and children’s books. With over 340k sq ft of modern warehousing, a variety of advanced logistical tools and a state-of-the-art sales data warehouse (MIDAS) it offers publishers of all sizes a total fulfilment and information package.http://www.macmillandistribution.co.uk mdlqueries(whatareyoulookingat)macmillan.co.uk
MPS provides US and worldwide book distribution and back office service for all our US Macmillan Trade, Children’s and Macmillan Science and Education publishers. With Main warehouse and back office services in Gordonsville, VA, MPS ships from five warehouses using state of the art logistics tools and provides Distribution, EDI, Order Entry, Customer Service and Accounts Receivable for our publishers and their clients.customerservice(whatareyoulookingat)mpsvirginia.com
Pan Macmillan Australia is a major Australian publisher and distributor. Group imprints include Picador, Plum, Macquarie Dictionary Publishers, Pancake, St Martin’s Press, Tor, Forge, Griffin and Sidgwick & Jackson. Its publishing encompasses commercial and literary fiction, children's and teenage fiction, picture books, Australiana, history, biographies, cooking, health and self-help, sport and travel.http://www.panmacmillan.com.au/ customer.service(whatareyoulookingat)macmillan.com.au
PanMacmillan South Africa is one of the key general book publishers and distributors in South Africa, with a diverse programm spanning imprints including Rodale, Priddy, Walker Books, St Martin's Press and Book Storm amongst others.http://panmacmillan.co.za/ rochelle(whatareyoulookingat)panmacmillan.co.za
Picador, one of the leading literary fiction and nonfiction imprints in the country, publishes original titles in hardcover, paperback, and eBook, and is the literary trade paperback imprint for Macmillan.
Picador authors include Pulitzer Prize winners Michael Cunningham, Jeffrey Eugenides, Thomas L. Friedman, and Marilynne Robinson; National Book Award winners Jonathan Franzen, Denis Johnson, and Susan Sontag; and Nobel Prize winners Nadine Gordimer, Herta Müller, and Mario Vargas Llosa.
Skoobe, a joint venture between arvato and publishing groups Random House and Holtzbrinck Publishing, is the world’s first online library which allows users to borrow e-books. The mobile library can be accessed via a free app on the iPod touch and on smartphones or tablets which run on iOS or Android. In exchange for a monthly membership fee, users are granted access to more than 15,000 e-books which are currently available and which cover all different genres. The name Skoobe comes from the word e-books spelt backwards.http://www.skoobe.de mail(whatareyoulookingat)skoobe.de
Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Tor.com is the largest publisher-sponsored community site, focusing on science fiction, fantasy, and all the things that interest SF and fantasy readers. It features original fiction, posts from the genre's top bloggers, comics, art galleries, and up to the minute news.http://www.tor.com Webmaster(whatareyoulookingat)tor.com
We monitor the pulse of society, continually identifying and exploring new opportunities that connect individuals with shared interests, both quickly and sustainably. The quality of our offerings provides users and readers with a precise and proven compass in the world of digital innovations, adding meaning and relevance to both cultural and technological developments.
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Lecturio stands for successful learning – independent of time and place. With more than 7.000 hours of high-quality educational content, Lecturio‘s learning cloud has a comprehensive eLearning offering for companies and individuals – available for PC, tablet and smartphone. The video course offerings include all aspects of professional development as well as exam preparation for medical and law students. Lecturio is headquartered in Leipzig and has a total of 75 employees.
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