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PublisherBuchMarkt Verlag K. Werner

Buchmarkt (stylized as BuchMarkt, English: Book market) is an independent specialist magazine founded in 1966 for the German-language book trade. It is published monthly, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. The subtitle of the magazine is Das Ideenmagazin für den Buchhandel (English: The ideas magazine for the book trade).


In 1966, the idea arose to publish an independent specialist magazine for the German-language book trade. On 10 May 1966, Klaus Werner, Eberhardt Dickert and Christian von Zittwitz founded the publishing house Junge Edition K. Werner GmbH for this purpose. The name was later changed to Buchmarkt Verlag K. Werner GmbH. The first issue was presented in 1966 at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

In the beginning, Buchmarkt was published in two editions, but increased every year. In 1967, there were already four issues, in 1968 six, eight the following year, ten in 1970; and since 1971 Buchmarkt has been published monthly.

Christian von Zittwitz is now the sole shareholder and in 1997 relocated the company's headquarters from Düsseldorf to Meerbusch-Ilverich [de]. Since 1998, there is also been an online offer of Buchmarkt. In 2006, the magazine celebrated its 40th birthday with an anniversary edition: industry highlights from 40 years of Buchmarkt.

In 2009, Christian von Zittwitz was the first journalist ever to receive the golden pin of honor from the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels.[2]


The "Buchmarkt AWARD" has been presented annually at the Leipzig Book Fair since 2000. The award is a cooperation between Buchmarkt, Leipzig Book Fair, Spiegel, Die Welt and Mohn Media [de].

Every year since 2003, Buchmarkt has honored the "Bookstore of the Year": a company in the German-speaking region that offers competent advice, a balanced range of goods, imaginative presentation and good marketing as well as economic success.


Since 2005, there has been a cooperation between Buchmarkt and Uni-online: Buchmarkt-College, an educational portal for the book trade.

The BuchmarktFORUM has existed since 2000, a cooperation between Buchmarkt and HypoVereinsbank, which is intended to support an exchange of information between publishers and bookstores.

Publisher of the year[edit]

Since 1994, Buchmarkt has been awarding a "Publisher of the year" prize. The winners were:[3]

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  1. ^ "Mediadaten" (PDF) (in German). BuchMarkt Verlag K. Werner GmbH. 2011-01-01. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-08-31. Retrieved 2022-02-01.
  2. ^ "Goldene Nadel für den "BuchMarkt"-Chef - Christian von Zittwitz: "Buchhändler müssen sprechfähig sein"". Börsenblatt (in German). 2009-04-30. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.
  3. ^ "Lucien Leitess ist Verleger des Jahres 2015" [Lucien Leitess is Publisher of the Year 2015]. Buchmarkt (in German). 2015-11-30. Archived from the original on 2017-08-31. Retrieved 2015-12-14.

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