Argon Publishing House

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Argon Publishing House

legal form GmbH
founding 1952/2005
Seat GermanyGermany Berlin
management Kilian Kissling (Management)
Number of employees 9
Branch Audio book and Radio play productions

The Argon Verlag is a German since 2005 audio book publisher headquartered in Berlin. His program focus is on literary readings. The company belongs to the Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group .


In 1952, Argon Verlag was founded as a subsidiary of the Berliner Tagesspiegel . The publisher was supposed to supply “the disaffected Berliners with languishing romance novels and the comforting traditional values ​​from the pen of self-confident aristocrats”. In the mid-1980s, Argon was reactivated as a Berlin cultural publisher and published works by the theater critic Alfred Kerr , among others .

In 1995 Argon Verlag was taken over by the Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group together with Nicolaische Verlagsbuchhandlung and then presented Berlin books, the main focus of which was on the service area with illustrated books and city guides. Under the umbrella of S. Fischer Verlag , which also belongs to the Holtzbrinck Group, Argon Verlag gave up its connection to Berlin in 1998 and thus also lost its profile.

On January 1, 2005, S. Fischer Verlag made the decision not to publish any more books under the Argon label.

Still belonging to the Holtzbrinck group, in 2005 Argon Verlag became a pure audio book publisher with a focus on literary readings.


The publishing program mainly includes current top titles from German book publishers, but also audio books of classical works and unabridged stories from world literature. It is divided into the areas

  • entertainment
  • tension
  • classic
  • Romantic fantasy
  • Audiobooks for children and young people

The recordings are made by well-known actors and voice actors. Even writers such as B. Christoph Ransmayr , Werner Tikiüstenmacher , Martin Walser have read their own works themselves.

Publications (selection)

Audiobook bestseller

Radio play soap

Argon Verlag has been publishing the "radio play soap " since summer 2007 ... and love by the way . Prominent speakers include Oliver Rohrbeck , Judy Winter , Oliver Kalkofe , Dorkas Kiefer , Julia Biedermann and Dieter Landuris .

DAISY audio books

The argon daisy edition has been published since October 2008 : over 100 titles by the publisher have already been published in the new format of the DAISY audio book .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Cheers to argon! , Reports on the 10th anniversary of the audio book publisher from May 31, 2015, online at
  2. Iris Alanyali : Argon closes the book cover , report from July 7, 2004 in the Berliner Morgenpost , online at