Die Zeit is a German national weekly newspaper published in Hamburg in north Germany. The first edition of Die Zeit was first published in Hamburg on 21 February 1946; the founding publishers were Gerd Bucerius, Lovis H. Lorenz, Richard Tüngel and Ewald Schmidt di Simoni. Another important founder was Marion Gräfin Dönhoff, who joined as an editor in 1946, she became publisher of Die Zeit from 1972 until her death in 2002, together from 1983 onwards with former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt joined by Josef Joffe and former German federal secretary of culture Michael Naumann. The paper's publishing house, Zeitverlag Gerd Bucerius in Hamburg, is owned by the Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group and Dieter von Holtzbrinck Media; the paper is published weekly on Thursdays. As of 2018, Die Zeit has additional offices in Brussels, Frankfurt, New York, Istanbul, Washington, D. C. and Vienna. In 2018, it re-opened an office in Beijing; the paper is considered to be highbrow. Its political direction is centrist and liberal, or left-liberal, but has oscillated a number of times between left-leaning and right-leaning.
Die Zeit publishes dossiers, third-party articles and excerpts of lectures of different authors emphasising their points of view on a single aspect or topic in one or in consecutive issues. It is known for its large physical paper format and its long and detailed articles; the 1993 circulation of Die Zeit was 500,000 copies. With a circulation of 504,072 for the second half of 2012 and an estimated readership of above 2 million, it is the most read German weekly newspaper, it reached 520,000 copies in the first quarter of 2013. The fact that the newspaper bears the coat of arms of Bremen in its title is an accident of history: when the paper was founded in the rather chaotic post-war occupied Germany, the city of Hamburg refused the use of its coat of arms in a private publication at the last moment. Zeit has published Zeitmagazin International twice a year since 2013, it contains articles from the weekly magazine which accompanies the newspaper, translated into English. A selection of stories are published in English at https://www.zeit.de/english/index Official website
Julius Springer was a German publisher who founded the academic publishing house Springer Science+Business Media. In 1842, Springer founded the retail bookshop Springer in Berlin at the address Breite Strasse 20. Springer and his son Ferdinand grew it from a small firm of 4 employees into Germany's second largest academic publisher with 65 staff in just 30 years. Springer's book business became Springer-Verlag and Springer Science+Business Media, one of the largest and most prominent academic publishers in the world today. In 1848 he took part in the side of the insurgents in action against the authorities. Springer was from 1867 to 1873 president of the German Publishers Association. From 1869 until his death, Springer was a member of the Berlin city assembly. In addition, he was one of the pioneers of international copyright law. Julius Springer bore no relation to the 20th century publisher Axel Springer; the text of the plaque at Breite Straße 11 in Berlin-Mitte reads: Julius Springer 1817 - 1877 Verlagsbuchhändler, gründete an dieser Stelle am 10.
Mai 1842 den Springer Verlag, heute einer der größten Wissenschaftsverlage der Welt. Short biography Verlags- und Familiengeschichte
Tor Books is the primary imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, a publishing company based in New York City. It publishes science fiction and fantasy titles, publishes the online science fiction magazine Tor.com. Tor was founded by Tom Doherty in 1980. Tor is a word from Old English meaning the peak of a rocky hill or mountain, as depicted in Tor's logo. Tor Books was sold to St. Martin's Press in 1987. Along with St. Martin's Press. Tor is the primary imprint of Tom Doherty Associates. There is the Forge imprint that publishes an array of fictional titles, including historical novels and thrillers. Tor Books publishes two imprints for young readers: Starscape and Tor Teen. Tor Books has the Tor.com imprint that focuses on short works such as novellas, shorter novels and serializations. A United Kingdom sister imprint, Tor UK exists and specializes in science fiction and horror, while publishing young-adult crossover fiction based on computer-game franchises. Tor UK maintained an open submission policy, which ended in January 2013.
Orb Books publishes science-fiction classics such as A. E. Van Vogt's Slan. Tor Teen publishes young-adult novels such as Cory Doctorow's Little Brother and repackages novels such as Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game for younger readers. Tor Labs produces podcasts. A German sister imprint, Fischer Tor, was founded in August 2016 as an imprint of S. Fischer Verlag, it publishes international titles translated into German, as well as original German works. Fischer Tor publishes the German online magazine Tor Online, based on the same concept as the English Tor.com online magazine, but has its own independent content. Authors published by Tor and Forge include Kevin J. Anderson, Steven Brust, Orson Scott Card, Jonathan Carroll, Charles de Lint, Philip K. Dick, Cory Doctorow, Steven Erikson, Terry Goodkind, Steven Gould, Brian Herbert, Glen Hirshberg, Robert Jordan, Andre Norton, Harold Robbins, Brandon Sanderson, John Scalzi, V. E. Schwab, Skyler White, Gene Wolfe. Tor UK has published authors such as Douglas Adams, Rjurik Davidson, Amanda Hocking, China Miéville, Adam Nevill, Adrian Tchaikovsky.
Tor publishes a range of its works as e-books and, in 2012, Doherty announced that his imprints would sell only DRM-free e-books by July of that year. One year Tor stated that the removal of DRM had not harmed its e-book business, so they would continue selling them DRM-free. In July 2018, Macmillan Publishers and Tor announced that Tor's e-books would no longer be made available for libraries to purchase and lend to borrowers, via digital distribution services such as OverDrive, until four months after their initial publication date; the company cited the "direct and adverse impact" of electronic lending on retail eBook sales, but suggested that the change was part of a "test program" and could be reevaluated. Tor won the Locus Magazine poll for best science fiction publisher in 29 consecutive years from 1988 to 2016 inclusive. In March 2014, Worlds Without End listed Tor as the second-most awarded and nominated publisher of science fiction and horror books, after Gollancz. At that time, Tor had received 316 nominations and 54 wins for 723 published novels, written by 197 authors.
In the following year, Tor surpassed Gollancz to become the top publisher on the list. By March 2018, Tor's record had increased to 579 nominations and 111 wins, across 16 tracked awards given in the covered genres, with a total of 2,353 published novels written by 576 authors. Official website Official website Official website Tor.com community site Tor Online community site Tor Books profile at Reason, December 2008
Pan Books is a publishing imprint that first became active in the 1940s and is now part of the British-based Macmillan Publishers, owned by the Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group of Germany. Pan Books began as an independent publisher, established in 1944 by Alan Bott known for his memoirs of his experiences as a flying ace in the First World War; the Pan Books logo, showing the ancient Greek god Pan playing pan-pipes, was designed by Mervyn Peake. A few years after it was founded, Pan Books was bought out by a consortium of several publishing houses, including Macmillan, Collins and Hodder & Stoughton, it became wholly owned by Macmillan in 1987. Pan specialised in publishing paperback fiction and, along with Penguin Books, was one of the first popular publishers of this format in the UK. A large number of popular authors saw their works given paperback publication through Pan, including Ian Fleming, whose James Bond series first appeared in paperback in the UK as Pan titles. So too did Leslie Charteris's books about The Saint, Peter O'Donnell's Modesty Blaise, novels by Georgette Heyer, Neville Shute, John Steinbeck, Josephine Tey and Arthur Upfield.
Pan published paperback editions of works by classic authors such as Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. Another notable title was The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. During the 1950s and 1960s Pan Books editions were noted for their colourful covers, which have made many of them collectables the Fleming and Charteris novels; the Pan imprint continues to publish a broad list of popular non-fiction. Among its current authors are Ken Follett, Kate Morton, Jeffrey Archer, Peter James, David Baldacci, Joanna Trollope, C. J. Sansom, Scott Turow and Danielle Steel
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE is a German digital publishing house, the largest in Europe, with numerous multimedia news brands, such as Bild, Die Welt, Fakt and more than 15,000 employees. It generated total revenues of about €3.3 billion and an EBITDA of €559 million in the financial year 2015. The digital media activities contribute more than 60% to its revenues and nearly 70% to its EBITDA. Axel Springer’s business is divided into three segments: paid models, marketing models, classified ad models. Headquartered in Berlin, the company is active in more than 40 countries with subsidiaries, joint ventures, licensing, it was started in 1946/1947 by journalist Axel Springer. Its current CEO is Mathias Döpfner; the Axel Springer company is the largest publishing house in Europe and controls the largest share of the German market for daily newspapers. The media offerings of Axel Springer SE are clustered in: current news, sports and consumer electronics, as well as lifestyle. Die Welt, the intellectual flagship of the company Bild, tabloid with the largest circulation in Europe Auto Bild, automobile magazine with the largest circulation in Europe Audio Video Foto Bild, magazine for consumer electronics Computer Bild, published in nine countries, is Europe's best-selling computer magazine Sport Bild, published in many countries, is Europe's largest sport magazine Auto.cz, the largest Czech internet car portal including RoadLook.tv, starting in Slovakia and Poland as well Fakt, the largest daily tabloid in Poland B.
Z. local newspaper Watchmi, a personalized TV content discovery system Musikexpress, a monthly music magazine the German edition of the magazine Rolling Stone Transfermarkt, a football statistics website Business Insider, a business and technology news website INSIDER, a social-first lifestyle publication. In addition, the company is active in the online editorial and marketing business with its shares in aufeminin.com and buy.at and owns several classified advertising online platforms such as the online career site StepStone, the real estate marketing portal immonet and price comparison platform idealo. 1946: Publisher Hinrich Springer and his son Axel Springer establish the limited company Axel Springer Verlag GmbH. Launch of the NORDWESTDEUTSCHE HEFTE and the radio and TV magazine HÖRZU. 1948: Launch of the evening newspaper HAMBURGER ABENDBLATT, the first daily created by Axel Springer. 1952: Launch of the popular daily BILD. The paper was based on the British tabloid Daily Mirror, peaked at circulation of 5 million in the 1980s.
1953: Axel Springer Verlag buys the publishing house DIE WELT, including the daily paper DIE WELT and the Sunday paper WELT am SONNTAG. 1956: Company headquarters in Hamburg is built. 1959: The company acquires the majority holding in Ullstein AG, including the Berlin newspapers BERLINER MORGENPOST and B. Z. and the Ullstein book-publishing business. 1966: Official opening of the Berlin headquarters. Hamburg remains important site. 1968: After the attack on the students' leader Rudi Dutschke on 11 April 1968 the APO starts acts of violence against the company. The APO had a history of animosity with the Springer Group's biased coverage of the student movement. For instance, in the wake of the shooting of Benno Ohnesorg by the police at a student demonstration against the Shah, one Springer paper reported that “what happened yesterday in Berlin had nothing to do with politics… It was criminal in the most sickening way.”. In fact, who had never attended a demonstration before, had been shot in the back while trying to leave the demonstration.
1972–73: Building of the offset-printing plant in Essen-Kettwig. 1984: Official opening of the offset printing facility in Ahrensburg near Hamburg. 1985: 49% of the company is offered for public subscription. That year Axel Springer dies. Control is passed to his widow Friede Springer. 1986: The first licensed edition of AUTO BILD comes out in Italy. Other licensed editions and joint venture publications appear in twenty European countries and Thailand. 1993: Official opening of the offset printing works in Berlin-Spandau. 2001: Axel Springer and T-Online establish a joint subsidiary Bild.de/T-Online AG. 2002: Launch of immonet.de. Mathias Doepfner, former editor-in-chief of Die Welt, becomes CEO of Axel Springer AG. 2003: Name is changed to Axel Springer AG. 2009: Axel Springer AG acquires affiliate marketers Zanox and Digital Window as well as StepStone ASA. 2010 a $635.7 million offer by Axel for leading French real estate website operator seloger.com caused seloger shares to rise as much as 32% the most since it went public.
Within 3 days Axel increased its offer 15.6% to $735 million after seloger shareholders rejected the deal. 2012 Axel Springer forms a joint venture with global growth equity firm General Atlantic. The company buys TotalJobs in the UK from Reed Elsevier. 2013: Springer sells its regional newspapers, woman's magazines, television magazines to Funke Mediengruppe for €920 million 2013: Publications Grand Public, a French magazine publisher owned by Springer, is sold to Reworld Media. 2015: Axel Springer AG purchases Business Insider, a business and technology news website, in a deal that values Business Insider at $442 million. 2015: On December 8, Axel Springer increased their share in Axel Springer Digital Classifieds GmbH from 70 per cent to 85 per cent, was granted a purchase option to acquire the remaining 15 per cent from General Atlantic. On December 9, Axel Springer exercised the option, acquiring the additional 15% from General Atlantic in exchange
Picador is an imprint of Pan Macmillan in the United Kingdom and Australia and of Macmillan Publishing in the United States. Both companies are owned by Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. Picador was launched in the UK in 1972 with the aim of publishing outstanding international writing in paperback. In 1990, Picador started publishing its own hardcovers. In the summer of 2018, the US branch of Picador announced that starting in April 2019 it would no longer publish original titles and would focus on reprinting as trade paperbacks literary works originated by editors elsewhere at Macmillan. Picador authors have included Jonathan Franzen, Michael Chabon, Marilynne Robinson, Angela Carter, Thomas Pynchon, Raj Patel, Jon Ronson, Alan Hollinghurst, Graham Swift, John Banville, Patrick McCabe, Tim Winton, Mick Jackson, Colm Toibin, Trezza Azzopardi, Edward St Aubyn, Emma Donoghue, Jim Crace, Sunjeev Sahota, Hanya Yanagihara, Pankaj Mishra, Bret Easton Ellis and Sir Salman Rushdie. Picador Travel Classics Official UK site Official USA site Official Australian site
Palgrave Macmillan is an international academic and trade publishing company. Its programme includes textbooks, monographs and reference works in print and online. Palgrave Macmillan was created in 2000 when St. Martin's Press Scholarly and Reference in the USA united with Macmillan Press in the UK to combine their worldwide academic publishing operations; the company was known as Palgrave until 2002, but has since been known as Palgrave Macmillan. It is a subsidiary of Springer Nature; until 2015, it was part of the Macmillan Group and therefore owned by the German publishing company Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. As part of Macmillan, it was headquartered at the Macmillan campus in Kings Cross London with other Macmillan companies including Pan Macmillan, Nature Publishing Group and Macmillan Education, having moved from Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom in 2014, it maintains offices in London, New York, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Johannesburg. Palgrave is named after the Palgrave family. Classical historian Sir Francis Palgrave, who founded the Public Record Office, his four sons were all tied with Macmillan Publishers in the 19th century: Francis Turner Palgrave acted as assistant private secretary to future Prime Minister Gladstone, before creating his Palgrave's Golden Treasury in the English Language in 1861, published by Macmillan and became a standard work for a century.
Inglis Palgrave was the editor of The Palgrave Dictionary of Political Economy, first published by Macmillan in 1894, 1896 and 1899 and the inspiration for The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics published in 1987. He was a editor of The Economist. Reginald Palgrave was Clerk of the House of Commons and wrote A History of the House of Commons, which Macmillan published in 1869. William Gifford Palgrave was an Arabic scholar, he wrote a two-volume work describing his travels and adventures for Macmillan called Narrative of a Year’s Journey through Central and Eastern Arabia, the most read book on the region until the account by T. E. Lawrence was published. Palgrave Macmillan publishes The Statesman's Yearbook, an annual reference work which gives a political and social overview of every country of the world. In 2008, Palgrave Macmillan published The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. In 2009 Palgrave Macmillan made over 4,500 scholarly ebooks available to libraries.
Palgrave Macmillan represents the sales and distribution interests of W. H. Freeman, Worth Publishers, Sinauer Associates, University Science Books outside the USA, Canada and the Far East. Palgrave Macmillan distributed I. B. Tauris in the U. S. and Canada. S. In Australia Palgrave represents both the Macmillan Group, including Palgrave Macmillan and Nature Publishing Group, a variety of other academic publishers, including Acumen Publishing, Atlas & Co, Bedford-St. Martin's, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Continuum International Publishing Group, David Fulton, Gerald Duckworth and Company, W. H. Freeman, Haymarket Books, Henry Holt, I. B. Tauris, Learning Matters, Lynne Reiner Publishers, Macquarie Library, New Internationalist, The New Press, Ocean Press, Perseus Books Group, Pluto Press, Routledge/Taylor and Francis, Saqi Books, Scion Publishers, Seven Stories Press, Sinauer Associates, Tilde University Press, University Science Books, Zed Books. Launched in 2012, Palgrave Pivot is an imprint of Palgrave Macmillan, aimed at publishing shorter, "rigorously peer-reviewed" monographs, focused on new important research across the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Notable authors include: Jonathan Bate, is a British academic, critic, broadcaster and scholar of Shakespeare and Ecocriticism, editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Collected Works Darioush Bayandor, a former Iranian diplomat and retired United Nations regional coordinator for humanitarian aid. Bayandor wrote a revisionist analysis of the 1953 Iranian coup d'état: Iran and The CIA: The Fall of Mosaddeq Revisited. John R. Bradley and middle-east expert, author of After the Arab Spring: How Islamists Hijacked The Middle East Revolts and Inside Egypt: The Land of Pharaohs on the Brink of a Revolution Juan Cole, is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan, author of Engaging the Muslim World Larry Elliot and Dan Atkinson, economics editors at The Guardian and The Mail on Sunday, authors of Going South: Why Britain will have a Third World Economy by 2014. Andrew Gamble, Professor of Politics at Cambridge University and author of The Spectre at the Feast Fawaz Gerges, professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he is chair of the Middle Eastern Center.
He is the author of Obama and the Middle-East: The End of America's Moment? Michael Huemer, professor of philosophy at University of Colorado, Boulder. Books include The Problem of Political Authority, a defense of philosophical libertarianism and anarchism. Marco Katz Montiel, composes music and teaches literature at MacEwan University and Identity in Twentieth-Century Literature from Our America - Noteworthy Protagonists, Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 978-1-137-43332-9, Fawzia Koofi, Afghan MP, the first female candidate in 2014 Afghanistan Presidential elections, author of The Favored Daughter, John Logsdon, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University, author