GRIN publishing house

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GRIN publishing house
legal form GmbH
Seat Munich
Branch Online and book-on-demand service provider

The GRIN Publishing is a company based in Munich and Ravensburg , specializing in the publication of academic papers has specialized and other domestic, school and university work. The publication is available as an eBook or as a print book. He maintains portals such as, or for publications on the Internet .

Company history

GRIN Verlag was founded in 1998 and registered as a company in Munich in 2007 as an open trading company (OHG). In July 2008 the company changed its legal form from OHG to GmbH . With effect from July 1, 2008, Norderstedter Books on Demand GmbH , with which GRIN has been cooperating since 2006 to publish books online, acquired a minority stake in GRIN Verlag GmbH. The publishing house is a company of K5 Publishing.

Business model

According to its own information, by May 2018 the company had put 198,500 (mid-2011: around 188,000) school and university papers online and also offers print-on-demand publication of the papers with ISBN allocation. Each work is printed as the author submits it as a Word or PDF file, there is no proofreading. The authors must grant the publisher all rights as exclusive, spatially and temporally unlimited rights of use . Although GRIN advertises with the slogan “Author for free”, a flat rate of 50 euros will be charged for production and distribution with any sales proceeds from the print-on-demand version. The author receives 10 to 40% of the net sales price. The reputation of a self-publication through this self-publishing platform is therefore considerably lower than in appropriately designated specialist publishers , which have certain quality requirements for the publications they have selected and which also carry out proofreading that is appropriate to the respective content .

Term papers , presentations , bachelor theses and master theses are acquired not only on but also on the websites , and .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Help for authors on
  2. a b Website GRIN Verlag: About us
  3. GRIN Verlag OHG, Munich, new entry from July 18, 2007. In: “Electronic Federal Gazette” from August 23, 2007. Registered at the Munich District Court under HRA 90589.
  4. GRIN Verlag GmbH (formerly: GRIN Verlag OHG): Annual financial statements for the financial year from October 21, 2008 to December 31, 2008 . ( Memento of the original from September 3, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. In: "Electronic Federal Gazette" of January 26, 2010. Registered at the Munich District Court under HRB 175803. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  5. BoD joins GRIN Verlag . In: " Börsenblatt " of November 10, 2008.
  6. Portfolio of K5 Publishing ( Memento from October 21, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  7. See the homepage of the company's official website
  8. See FAQ - For Authors on the company's website in the section: What fee will I be paid? or see p. 7, section 6, paragraph 7 of the Grin author's contract, which is available on the website as a 9-page PDF file
  9. ↑ Publish your work - for free, with ISBN. Retrieved November 13, 2014 .