From January 2020 our rights list will be represented by Herder Verlag, Freiburg. For all rights enquiries regarding new titles please contact Francesca Bressan at firstname.lastname@example.org. For existing contracts please continue to get in touch with :
wbg - Foreign Rights Department
wbg (Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft)
Foreign Rights Department
About Us and Our Program
wbg is a publisher as well as a book club with more than 85.000 members. In the original German, wbg stands for Knowledge (Wissen), Education (Bildung) and Community (Gemeinschaft). Since 1949, the association wbg has been a byword for voyages of discovery to the world of knowledge. Our non-profit focus enables us to give visibility to topics which enrich our society. All of our profits flow back into new projects.
Every year, around 120 publications appear under wbg’s different publishing imprints. wbg Theiss is the home for popular non-fiction, while books specialising in the ancient world appear under the wbg Philipp von Zabern imprint. The new imprint wbg Edition offers reprints and complete editions. wbg Academic focuses on academic, study course and research literature. Our publications cover a variety of topics in the areas of History, Archaeology, Classics, Geography, Natural Sciences, Modern Language Studies, Music, Art, Theology and Philosophy.
wbg was founded in 1949. Its aim then was to re-publish academic literature that had been destroyed or otherwise lost during the Second World War and make it once more available to the public. This project soon developed into a society for the promotion of science, education and culture – which is still wbg’s mission today.
wbg is organized as a registered association and has thus no commercial aims. Generated surpluses are reinvested. We sponsor the publishing of non-profitable but important book projects, for example, as well as libraries or research projects.
Current Foreign Rights Guide
Foreign Rights Guide
Download our current foreign rights guide (PDF, 413 KB).
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