In May the GANSKE VERLAGSGRUPPE celebrates its centenary with a ceremonial act in the town hall of Hamburg. Laudator is the President of the Bundestag Dr. Norbert Lammert. Here you can find speeches and pictures of the jubilee.
Joachim Herbst becomes the new commercial managing director of the JAHRESZEITEN VERLAG, who afore acted in the same position at the LESERKREIS DAHEIM. There, Bernd Wedekind takes over the management in the anniversary year of the company that was founded in 1907.
Dr. Jan Pierre Klage joins the JAHRESZEITEN VERLAG as managing director of the women's magazines and lifestyle journals. The managers Dr. Ulla Kopp and Jörg Hausendorf retire from the company.
Already traditionally, DER FEINSCHMECKER GUIDE 2008 is published at the Frankfurt Book Fair. This year DER FEINSCHMECKER from the JAHRESZEITEN VERLAG also breaks new ground by introducing the new EUROPA GOURMET CITY GUIDE 2008 that presents culinary recommendations for the European metropolises on 400 pages. WEIN GOURMET extends its editorial programme by concentrating more on reportages about good living - from travelling to cooking. Dominique Horwitz is elected "Wine Gourmet of the Year".
HOFFMANN UND CAMPE is resounded throughout the land: its author Doris Lessing is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature at the time when the publishing house presented her new book "Die Kluft" as well as the edition of her work in 15 volumes at the Frankfurt Book Fair. But the publisher also releases the autumnal best sellers of the year: RHETT, the third volume of the saga "Gone with the Wind" and "Frau im Mond" by Milena Agus. This year, it awards the "Preis der Kritik" 2007 to the president of the "Deutsche Akademie für Dichtung und Sprache", Professor Dr. Klaus Reichert, at the book fair.
HOFFMANN UND CAMPE Corporate Publishing puts out a new magazine: "Steinkohle" is the name of the employee journal of the German coal mining. It is distributed for the first time on October 1st. The team also creates an audio offer for the magazine "results" of the "Deutsche Bank". At the International Mercury Excellence Awards the magazine experts from Hamburg are awarded four gold and two silver medals for their work. For its client RWE HoCa CP strikes a new path and creates a single player strategy game for the website of the concern. The sumptuously produced illustrated book "Mythos Atlantik - HSH Nordbank blue race" appears.
TRAVEL HOUSE MEDIA in Munich becomes Germany's second largest travel guide publisher by taking over the distribution of the book range of the ADAC-Verlag. Dr. Stefan Rieß takes charge of the programme management, Carsten Banse of the distribution management.
The RHENANIA BUCHVERSAND publishes all works that Georg Philipp Telemann composed as table music on four CDs. In the AKZENTE VERSANDBUCHHANDLUNG the Cosmographia by Sebastian Münster from 1628 appears as a reprint.
PRINZ.de -the new interactive community portal for the young and urban target groups of the metropolises starts in autumn. With Cityguide, Citynet and PRINZ CLUB it offers not only interesting facts about concerts, cinema, culture and nightlife but also the interactive basis to plan and experience everything with like-minded people. The chief editor of the website is Stephan Pirsch. The GRÄFE UND UNZER VERLAG starts a new portal for epicures called Küchengötter.de, where they can read up on good food and delights but also exchange thoughts with connoisseurs, experts and like-minded people. As of October 1st Christof Klocker takes charge of the programme management in the subject areas House & Garden as well as Life & Learning in the GRÄFE UND UNZER VERLAG. The website abooffice.de run by the publishing group does not only support the distribution of the group's magazines but is also available for other periodicals to acquire new subscribers.
In autumn iPUBLISH starts selling the MERIAN Scout NAVIGATOR, a Personal Travel Assistant (PTA). Due to GPS the multimedia travel guide always knows your position and it plans every journey just like every other navigation system. In addition the travel companion is also able to describe the best restaurants, hotels and sights in word, sound and vision - not only at the destination but also en route. For this purpose the device is equipped with more than 35 hours of entertaining audio guides.