Publishing house Eugen Ulmer

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Eugen Ulmer KG

legal form Limited partnership
founding 1868
Seat Stuttgart , Germany
management Matthias Ulmer (managing director and general partner)
Number of employees 160
Branch Book trade, publishing house

The publishing house Eugen Ulmer is a publishing house based in Stuttgart . The publisher's focus is on the subject of nature (in particular gardens and plants, gardening and landscaping, agriculture, livestock and pets, veterinary medicine, ecology and nature conservation as well as forestry).


The beginnings of publishing go back to 1868, when Eugen Ulmer acquired a small specialist program for fruit growing from the Dorn'schen Buchhandlung in Ravensburg . In 1874 he relocated to Stuttgart and developed the publishing house into a specialist publisher for agriculture and horticulture. At the end of the 19th century, two of his sons, Eugen Ulmer jun. and Richard Ulmer, the publisher's management. The latter rebuilt the publishing house after its destruction in World War II. After his death, the great-grandson of the publisher's founder, Roland Ulmer, took over the management and expanded the professional spectrum. After 1990, the GDR publishing house Neumann was merged with the Eugen Ulmer publishing house, and specialist book sections from other publishers (including Parey , BLV Verlag , Random House ) were taken over as a result.

In 2007, on his 70th birthday, Roland Ulmer handed over sole management to his youngest son Matthias Ulmer.

The book program includes around 1,600 available titles, plus more than 20 specialist journals and digital offers.

The publisher is a member of the Association of German Magazine Publishers (VDZ) and its regional association, the South German Magazine Publishers Association (SZV) .

Les Editions Eugen Ulmer, Paris

In 1993 Matthias Ulmer founded a publishing subsidiary in Paris, Les Editions Eugen Ulmer. With 14 employees (as of 2016), Les Editions Eugen Ulmer is one of the leading publishers in France when it comes to gardening.

Electronic library copies

In 2009, the publisher tried to prohibit TU Darmstadt from keeping their books in electronic form within the library. In a decision of the highest court (ECJ C-117/13) in 2014 it was made clear that libraries may proceed in this way for their reading places if it is ensured that further electronic copies are not possible.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Eugen Ulmer KG, imprint. Verlag Eugen Ulmer, accessed on January 16, 2015 .
  2. Verlag Eugen Ulmer: About us. Verlag Eugen Ulmer, accessed on January 16, 2015 .
  3. ^ Announcement, January 24, 2002
  4. ^ Announcement, December 6, 2002
  5. Ulm company website
  6. Original text of the judgment
  7. ^ ECJ judgment on copyright law: Libraries are allowed to digitize their works . - ECJ, judgment of September 11, 2014 (C-117/13): Member States may allow libraries to digitize books ( Memento of September 12, 2014 in the Internet Archive )