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Become an International Member

Become a Member of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association

More and more business is done regardless of borders. Thus, Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels offers a form of membership for companies from outside Germany. Börsenverein unites approximately 5.000 members, consisting of the book trade’s producers and its distributors, as the leading national association of the German book industry. This gives the book industry strong representation in the public sphere and helps the sector to develop in ways which further common interests.

The following benefits are available to you as an international member:

  • Networking with your German colleagues
  • Opportunities for participation and active involvement in our special committees
  • Analyses of and information on the German book market (free digital member’s subscription to the weekly trade magazine “Börsenblatt”, information from the professional committees, newsletters, etc.)
  • Free advice on legal issues specific to the industry
  • Lobbying on a European and international scale (e.g. copyright issues, TTIP)
  • Access to a broad selection of special rates with external partners as well as reduced rates for advertising in “Börsenblatt”
  • Right to speak and participate at the General Assembly
  • Obtaining a Standard Address Number in order to uniquely identify your company

Membership of Börsenverein is open to the following businesses: publishing companies, retail booksellers, antiquarian book dealers, door-to-door book sales companies, mail order booksellers, the intermediary book trade (distributors), and sales representatives in the book trade. Depending on the sector, specific criteria must be met.

Any company applying for a membership of Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels must be a member of the national trade or professional association of the country in which the company has its registered place of business

For member companies with their head offices outside Germany, the calculation of membership dues may be based upon either 

  • their sales turnover in Germany 
  • or one third of their total sales (minimum calculation base: 1,300 Euro per year).

You can fill in the application for an international membership on our homepage. Please make sure that you have available a copy of your business registration or a similar document that confirms your business activity. After filling out the registration form, it will be sent to our Member Service. The Member Service will happily answer any remaining questions and support you in every step of the application process.

For more information you can download our flyer or contact the Member Service (below).

Contact the Member Service