Publisher Hans-Peter Übleis is taking up a newly created role for the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group focusing on getting English translation deals.
Übleis, who was publisher at Holtzbrinck division Droemer Knaur for nearly 20 years, will move into a new position to get deals for authors published by Droemer Knaur, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Rowohlt and S.Fischer.
Joerg Pfuhl, c.e.o. of Holtzbrinck Germany, said: “We are convinced of the quality of our German authors and believe that intensifying our efforts in foreign markets can significantly increase their opportunities abroad, particularly in the US, the UK and worldwide in English translations.
“Hans-Peter Übleis, has published more than one hundred German number 1 bestsellers throughout his career. With his long standing industry experience and his successful career as a publisher, he is uniquely positioned to support our authors and publishers in these efforts.“
Übleis was publisher at Droemer Knaur between 1998 and 2017. Since then he has been acting as a consultant for Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.