Bastei Lübbe AG, based in Cologne, Germany, is a large, both traditional and modern company in the German publishing industry, specializing in the publication of books, audio books and eBooks with fiction and popular science content. The company’s core business also includes periodically published novel books. The product range of the twelve imprints of the media company currently comprises a total of around 3,600 titles from the fiction, non-fiction, children’s and youth book sectors. International and national bestselling authors such as Ken Follett, Dan Brown, Jeff Kinney, Rebecca Gablé, Petra Hülsmann, Andreas Eschbach, Timur Vermes and many more have published their books at the Cologne publishing house, some of them for decades. The company was founded more than 60 years ago and is headed by the Management Board members Joachim Herbst (Chief Financial Officer and Spokesman of the Management Board), Sandra Dittert (Chief Marketing and Sales Officer) and Simon Decot (Chief Program Officer).
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.
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