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The Oetinger Publishing Group

The publishing group Verlagsgruppe Oetinger is one of the leading companies on the German-language market for children’s media and entertainment and well known for its publishing expertise, its excellent program and its outstanding portfolio of authors and creative contributors. As a specialist for high-quality entertainment, Verlagsgruppe Oetinger offers young people fun stories and narrative worlds that also move, motivate and inspire them, from well-known and well-loved classics to modern print, audio and digital media, all the way to innovative games and educational products.

A House Full of Diverse Publishing Companies

Under its roof, Verlagsgruppe Oetinger unites publishing companies with a particular success story: Verlag Friedrich Oetinger with the Oetinger Taschenbuch imprint, Oetinger Media, Dressler Verlag with the Ellermann imprint, Verlag für Kindertheater. In addition to these, Oetinger Corporate has established itself as an experienced provider of transmedia storytelling and merchandise in the children’s media and related products segment. Oetinger Filmrechte is an agency that specializes in selling the film rights to children’s and young adult material on behalf of publishing companies and authors in the segments book and theatre.

History and Program

The foundation stone for the present Verlagsgruppe Oetinger with its various publishing companies and brands was laid by Verlag Friedrich Oetinger, in 1946. Since the publication of the German edition of Astrid Lindgren’s world-famous Pippi Longstocking in 1949, the family-run publishing company, named after its founder and now in its third generation, is one of the most successful German children’s and young adult book publishers and regularly in the forefront of the market for German-language children’s and young adult books.

In addition to the Astrid Lindgren classics, Verlagsgruppe Oetinger publishes the works of Germany’s most successful authors, Kirsten Boie, Cornelia Funke, Paul Maar and Sabine Ludwig among them. The Ogglies, the Sat and Petterson and Findus are all huge, iconic children’s favourites. Titles, such as Cornelia Funke’s Inkworld Trilogy, Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games and Marah Woolf’s Divine Spark are bestsellers for all ages. The publishing group’s authors, illustrators and translators regularly receive awards for their work.