index.jpgThe two companies are combining to create an ebook distribution platform for consumers.

While there is not a lot of detail available yet, the Bookseller is reporting that this will be primarily for the distribution of German-language books and will also sell ebooks from third parties. Holtzbrinck will be a direct partner, but Bertelsmann will be represented by Random House and Arvato Services.

This brings into question the industry-wide distribution project, Libreka, of the German trade association Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchandels.


  1. Both company which want to earn money. Hopefully they are doing it better than Libreka atm, it’s a disaster to search for ebooks there and some you can’t find, even if you can buy them at any German Online Bookstore.

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