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Company Overview of Verlagsgruppe Georg Von Holtzbrinck GmbH

Company Overview

Verlagsgruppe Georg Von Holtzbrinck GmbH, through its subsidiaries, publishes print and electronic media works. Its activities include trade publishing; newspaper and magazine publishing; and electronic media and services, including Internet portals and other electronic offerings. The company also offers scientific standard works and dictionaries; technical journals; books for colleges and universities; and teaching and learning materials for schools in English and Spanish. It serves educational, professional, and general readership markets in Germany and internationally. Verlagsgruppe Georg Von Holtzbrinck GmbH was formerly known as Deutscher Bücherbund Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung...

Gaensheidestrasse 26

Stuttgart,  70184

Germany

Founded in 1948

Phone:

49 711 2150 0

Fax:

49 711 2150 269

Key Executives for Verlagsgruppe Georg Von Holtzbrinck GmbH

Chairman of The Executive Board
Head of Digital & Technologies and Member of Executive Board
Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Verlagsgruppe Georg Von Holtzbrinck GmbH Key Developments

DNAml Pty Limited Files Complaint for Violations of the Sherman Act against Apple, Inc., Hachette Book Group, Inc., HarperCollins Publishers, L.L.C., Verlagsgruppe Georg Von Holtzbrinck GmbH, Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC d/b/a Macmillan, The Penguin Group, a division of Pearson PLC, and Simon & Schuster, Inc

On September 16, 2013, DNAML PTY, Limited, filed a complaint for violations of the Sherman Act against Apple, Inc., Hachette Book Group, Inc., HarperCollins Publishers, L.L.C., Verlagsgruppe Georg Von Holtzbrinck GmbH, Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC d/b/a Macmillan, The Penguin Group, a division of Pearson PLC, and Simon & Schuster, Inc. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The lawsuit alleges that the defendants violated Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act by conspiring to raise, fix, and stabilize the prices for electronic books (eBooks). DNAML's lawsuit follows the U.S. Department of Justice's successful prosecution of price-fixing claims against Apple.

Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Hachette Livre, and Verlagsgruppe Georg Von Holzbrinck Agree to Terminate Agency Agreements with Price Restrictions

Four big e-book publishers and Apple have pledged to end agreements that the European Union suspects aimed to drive up prices. The four publishers are Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Hachette Livre, and Verlagsgruppe Georg Von Holzbrinck. The four had been accused of colluding to fix prices, in breach of EU antitrust rules, instead of competing with online retailers such as Amazon. The publishers had now agreed to terminate agency agreements with price restrictions and 'give retailers freedom to discount e-books, subject to certain conditions, during a two-year period'.

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