Bastei Lübbe AG is a German public publishing house. With an annual turnover of around 82 million euros (financial year 2019/2020), Bastei Lübbe AG is one of the largest medium-sized publishing companies in Germany. Since 2013 the company's shares are listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
As part of its business activities, Bastei Lübbe publishes books, audio books and eBooks with fiction and popular science content as well as periodical magazines in the form of novel booklets. Furthermore, Bastei Lübbe's business activities include the licensing of rights. With a total of twelve imprints, the group currently offers around 3,600 titles in the areas of fiction, non-fiction and children's and youth books. In the growing segment of hardcover fiction, the company has been one of the market leaders in Germany for many years. At the same time, Bastei Lübbe is an innovation driver in the field of digital media and exploitation channels, among other things through the production of thousands of audio and eBooks. The core market of Bastei Lübbe is DACH - Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. The main locations of Bastei Lübbe are Cologne and Brno, Czech Republic
Bastei Lübbe divides its business activities into the two segments "Book" and "Novel Booklets".
The "Book" segment includes all book and audio products of Bastei Lübbe AG, which are sold under various labels, including hardcover, paperback, paperback, paperback, eBook and/or audio book.
The product portfolio includes titles from the areas of fiction, non-fiction, children's and youth books. International and national best-selling authors such as Ken Follett, Dan Brown, Jeff Kinney, Rebecca Gablé, Petra Hülsmann, Andreas Eschbach, Timur Vermes" have made Bastei Lübbe one of the market leaders among the German-speaking publishers. With MOBA , the company also holds a medium-sized publishing house in the Czech Republic. J.P. Bachem Editionen GmbH, which has been part of the Bastei Lübbe Group since June 2019, is active in "corporate publishing".
The "Novel Magazines" segment includes periodical magazines published in the form of novel booklets. The company's unbroken tradition of more than 60 years in the novel book segment was successfully continued in the 2019/2020 fiscal year.
The extensive range of various series such as "Der Bergdoktor", "Doktor Stefan Frank", "Jerry Cotton", "Geisterjäger John Sinclair" and the westerns of star author G. F. Unger, which have annual circulation figures in the millions, was constantly expanded and supplemented with new series and a number of special editions. Fiscal year 2019/2020 was also characterized by relatively constant sales.