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On-line 2010

neobooks in 2010 as eBook - self-publishing platform of the publishing group Droemer Knaur founded. Authors are given the opportunity to present manuscripts to the community and publishers. The website has been operated by Neopubli GmbH together with the sister platform epubli since 2016 and is therefore part of the digital division of the Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group .


In October 2010, neobooks was initially founded as a pure acquisition platform by the Droemer Knaur publishing group , on which authors can share their manuscripts with other users and have them rated. Dromer Knaur acquires manuscripts based on recommendations and judgments from the community. In addition to the Droemer Knaur publishing group, other companies belonging to the Holtzbrinck group use the platform to acquire authors, such as Rowohlt Verlag and S. Fischer Verlag with its Fantasy & SciFi label Tor .

Since 2012, neobooks has also acted as a self-publishing platform for e-books and sells them in German and European online retail . The online library Skoobe is also part of the distribution network . In 2016, Holtzbrinck merged the self-publishing offers epubli and neobooks under the name "Neopubli", so that neobooks authors in association with epubli can have their books printed in print-on-demand as well as e-books .

In cooperation with the Leipzig Book Fair, Neobooks awards the Indie Author Prize , which has been honoring self-publications from annually changing genres since 2016 .


  • April 2011: BuchMarkt Silver Award as Newcomer of the Year 2010
  • November 2011: AKEP Award for the best publishing achievement in the field of electronic publishing

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Merger of Epubli and Neobooks. In: Retrieved July 15, 2016 .
  2. Droemer Knaur - neobooks. In: Retrieved August 30, 2016 .
  3. The ennoblement of self-publishing. In: book report. April 24, 2014, accessed August 30, 2016 .
  4. Self-publishing on all channels. In: Retrieved August 30, 2016 .
  5. Matthias Matting: Distributor News: Neobooks is now also delivering to the flat rate provider Skoobe. November 26, 2014, accessed August 30, 2016 .
  6. Holtzbrinck is sharpening its self-publishing brands. In: October 14, 2016, accessed December 8, 2016 .
  7. neobooks and the Leipzig Book Fair announce the Indie Author Prize in the Romance genre , news from December 15, 2017, online at
  8. ↑ The winners of the BuchMarkt Awards have been announced. In: Retrieved July 15, 2016 .