Wed, 12/09/2012 - 08:51
German book chains Weltbild and Hugendubel have reacted swiftly to Amazon's announcement of the Kindle Fire Germany launch by releasing a next generation e-reader.
The two chains, which are owned by DBH, launched their new eBook Reader 4 yesterday (11th September), with the device retailing at the very competitive...
Mon, 09/07/2012 - 08:30
Germany’s Catholic Church has taken Weltbild—one of the largest publishing groups and booksellers in the country—off the market after no suitable buyer emerged in seven months.
Instead, the bishops of the 12 dioceses who own the company have decided to transfer their shares to a new statutory trust “based on...
Fri, 25/07/2008 - 13:00
The future of Weltbild, one of Germany's leading forces in the book industry, has been thrown in the air after the Catholic Church, which set up the company 60 years ago to publish religious books and magazines, said it planned to review the ownership structure. Though no one will speak openly, the review was put in place after some bishops...
Thu, 10/07/2008 - 04:18
Confusion surrounds the future of Weltbild, one of Germany's largest media groups, after its owner the Catholic Church set in progress a review of the current ownership structure with a view to bringing in an outside investor for part or all of the business.
The news has led to speculation that industry heavyweights such as...