Are you an Austrian author in need of a publishing house for a book you’ve just written?
Continue reading to learn about 15 top book publishers in Austria.
Established in 1985 by Peter Engelmann, Passagen Verlag initially focused on translated titles. During that time, it focused on translating Jacques Derrida’s works to German. Over the next couple of years, Engelmann decided to diversify its ventures, and since then, Passagen started rolling out other titles pertaining to literature, political science and sociology. In addition to this, they also continued working with the translated works of Chantal Mouffe, Sarah Koffman, Dennis Cooper, Emmanuel Levinas and the likes of them. As of now, Passagen is looking for new manuscripts for your translated or non-fiction titles. So if you think you’ve written something on a similar note, reach out to them on this page.
2. Bahoe Books
Based in Vienna, Bahoe Books is one of the biggest Austrian publishers of historical titles. Most of their titles focus on the labor movement and the revolutionary history of Europe, and their audience love their work for the boldness of form and content. In addition to rolling out excellent historical titles, this agency also covers other genres like poetry, literature, history, comics, food, and kids. Each of their titles are well-researched, compelling, and factually accurate. So regardless of the genre you pick, Bahoe will definitely have an option for you. Luckily enough, this company follows an open submissions policy. So if you’re looking for someone to represent any of your title- Bahoe is your best bet. The company representatives can be reached out on this page. All you need to do is add your name, contact details, and the other basic information requested by the agency.
If you’re looking to collaborate with an Austrian photography book publishing house, Edition Lammerhuber can be your answer. This award-winning publisher publishes photography, art, nature, science and corporate titles written by writer-photographers. If you’ve written an outstanding book that contains eye-catching photography and would like to inquire about whether Edition Lammerhuber is accepting submissions, feel free to reach out to them on this page.
Do you want your academic titles to be represented by a talented team of publishers? If your answer is yes, the Peter Lang Publishing Group is an excellent option. Based in Frankfurt, this company was founded in the 1970s by Swiss business professional Peter Lang who went above and beyond to make this venture staggeringly successful. Since its very inception, the company was highly focused on rolling out and representing educational titles. And going by their current popularity, they definitely seem to have succeeded in their goal. Over the last three decades, this publishing group has come up with hundreds of educational titles each of which have been lauded for their unconventional form and content. Luckily enough, they are always on the lookout for fresh, young talent. So if you think your titles can strike a chord, reach out to the Peter Lang Group on this page.
Are you looking to collaborate with one of the biggest children’s book publishing agencies of Austria? If your answer is yes, Annette Betz Verlag can be an excellent option. Based in Munich, this publishing agency has been in business since 1962. During this time, they have churned out excellent art and comic books for kids and young adults. The company has always been driven to cater to young talent, and they are always up and willing to collaborate with new authors. Some of their existing authors include Kristina Dumas, Jonathan Emmett, Michael Engler, Susa Hammerle, Rudolf Herfurtner and others. Like we already mentioned, the agency is more than willing to process your application if it’s smart, witty, and gripping enough. As of now, they do not have any specific submission policy. So if you’ve come up with a new title, feel free to reach out to them on this page.
Are you looking for a publisher who’ll represent your art titles? Do you want to collaborate with a publishing house that’ll represent your upcoming cookbook? In either case, Brandstatter Verlag is your best bet! Based in Vienna, this company publishes everything pertaining to art, history, culture, cooking, knowledge, discovery and the likes of it. So regardless of the title or the topic, you can practically count on them for any and every kind of non-fiction title. Some of their best-selling titles include ‘Asado’, ‘Only Two’, ‘Izakaya’ and ‘Tel Aviv’. So if you think you can write something on a similar note, feel free to reach out to them on this page. Brandstatter is always on the lookout for fresh talent. So if you think you have what it takes to make the cut, reach out to them with your manuscript right away.
Yet another children’s book publisher, Baumhaus Verlag is your go-to option for fun, gripping, and page-turning children’s titles. Unlike many other Austria based publishing houses, Baumhaus Verlag has global recognition. Such is their popularity that they currently have more than 160 publishing partners in 30+ countries. Since the last two decades, the company has rolled out children’s books, picture books, titles for young adults and similar other books. While each of these titles have been widely lauded for the quality of their form and content, they are especially known for Laura’s Star by Klaug Baumgart. In case you don’t know already, Baumgart is the first German author to be nominated for the prestigious British Children’s Book Award. Since you’re now aware of the kind of content Verlag churns out, you can totally count on them for consistent representation. As of now, Baumhaus is looking for new authors to join their team. So if you think you have what it takes to stand out, reach out to them on this page.
Verlag Anton Pustet is one of those rare Austrian publishers that works with a diverse range of titles like fiction, hiking, leisure, art, history, culture, music, food, drinks, religion, social affairs, people, political science and the likes of it. They’ve been in business for the last one decade and during this time, they’ve rolled hundreds of best-selling titles that have been widely loved by its readers far and wide. Some of their existing authors include leading personalities like Petra Albenberger, Christian Angerer, Friedrich Achleitner, Maria Aubock and others. Luckily enough, the company is currently expanding its author base. So if you’re looking to collaborate with them, feel free to contact them on this page. Verlag will definitely consider your application if your writing is gripping, bold, and fresh.
Are you looking to collaborate with a company that churns out bold, mind-boggling content? If your answer is yes, Verlag Der Apfel is an excellent option. Based in Wien, this company has always been driven to roll out content that swims against the tide, goes against the existing system and tries to convey a message that, till date, was unheard by the masses. Since they roll out bilingual titles, you can count on them for representation against your books written in both German and Slovenian. In certain rare cases, they might also publish your Hungarian titles if they are really good enough. As of now, Verlag is looking to increase their existing author-base. So if you think you have what it takes to join their team, feel free to reach out to them on this page. Do note that Verlag Der Apfel will only consider your application if it’s witty, gripping and out of the box.
A leading publishing house of music titles, picture books and fantasy titles- Ueberreuter is your go-to option if you’re looking for a publishing house with consistent, worldwide representation. The company has been in business for the last couple of decades, and during this time, they’ve established a name of their own with their compelling, riveting and highly driven content. As of now, Uebrreuter is looking for new authors to join their existing team. So if you think your titles are fresh and compelling enough to make the cut, contact them on this page right away.
11. Arovell Verlag
If you’re looking to collaborate with a publishing house that entirely focuses on contemporary literature, Arovell Verlag is your best bet. Established in 1992 by Paul Jaeg, this company churned out thousands of best-selling titles from leading authors over the last two years. While Arovell works with several different genres, they are extremely selective about the number of titles they publish every year. As of now, the company only publishes around ten to twenty books. Interestingly, they are open to work with both newbie and established authors. As of now, the company is open for new submissions. So in case you’re looking to collaborate with them, contact them on this page.
Do you want your childcare and parenting books to be represented by a front-ranking Austrian publishing house? If your answer is yes, is your best bet! Based in Vienna, this company had been entirely focused on rolling out titles pertaining to health and childcare. And guess what? Almost every one of their titles have been widely lauded by the audience, for their novelty in form and content. As of now, Hanreich is accepting new submissions. So if you’re looking to collaborate with them, reach out to them on this page.
13. Promedia Verlag
Are you looking to collaborate with a publishing house that rolls out titles on cultural history? If your answer is yes, Promedia Verlag might just be the company you’re looking for. Driven by the slogan ‘Books against the grain’, this publishing house has rolled out several books pertaining to politics, history and travel. It also has a special brand by the name of Edition Spuren that entirely focuses on alternative/neglected history of Austria. Yet another leading series from the publishing house is ‘Brennpunkt Osteuropa’ that entirely concentrates on the history and the politics of Eastern Europe. This publishing agency is highly popular in Austria, and some of its best-selling authors include Edgar Morin, Johan Galtung, Immanuel Wallerstein and others. As of now, this publishing agency is accepting new submissions. So if you’re looking to collaborate with them, reach out to them on their submissions page here.
If you’re a photographer who is looking to be represented by a leading Austrian photography title publishing house- Fotohof is your answer. Established in 1981, this company rolls out a select few photographic titles every year. As of now, they’ve already published more than monographic titles. What’s more, this company distributes the titles internationally, thereby ensuring global recognition. So if you’re looking to be associated with a company of this stature, reach out to them on this page. Fotohof accepts new submissions every year. However, in order to make the cut, you need to come up with excellent photographic titles. As of now, you can reach out to Fotohof on this page.
Are you looking to work with a publishing house that focuses on literary fiction and children’s titles? If your answer is yes, Hanser Literatur Verlage is an excellent option. Based in Austria, this company has rolled out best-selling titles like ‘Austern in Prag’, ‘Die Guten Tage’’Rechts Walzer’ and so on. Luckily enough, they always follow an open submissions policy. So if you have something good in mind, you can always reach out to them with that. As of now, Hanser Literatur Verlage can be reached out on this page.
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