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MVB - Marketing- und Verlagsservice des Buchhandels GmbH

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About us

MVB Marketing- und Verlagsservice des Buchhandels GmbH is the leading service provider of the German book industry.

MVB offers a great portfolio of services for publishers and booksellers, covering two sections: media, such as print and online products, and digital services, such as databases. MVB supports the marketing of books and provides orientation in the book industry.

MVB is a subsidiary of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e. V. – The German Publishers & Booksellers Association, which represents the book industry and lobbies the public and politicians on its behalf. Its members are publishing houses, book shops, intermediary book trade, second hand book shops and sales representatives. The association lobbies for better economic and politcal conditions regarding its members and campaigns for a greater appreciation of books.

Products and services



VLB, the German books-in-print-catalogue, your basis for successful bookselling.
For publishers and booksellers alike, it provides indispensable services for the distribution of information on books throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland. For publishers, it is the ultimate marketing tool for wide distribution of metadata on their titles. For booksellers, it is the primary source of information on all titles published in the German-speaking world.



Preview is now called VLB-TIX – the digital track information system for novelty is a platform for communication in the book industry on a daily basis and it complements the Books-in-Print-Catalogue (VLB). VLB-TIX improves the flow of information between publishing houses, booksellers, journalists, bloggers and interested readers.



Börsenblatt is the most widely read specialist magazine for the book trade and the leader for communication in this sector. Since January 2013 it is published as Börsenblatt Magazin, the regular magazine, and as Börsenblatt Spezial, a special edition, alternating weekly.

News & Innovations

Pubnet – The North American book trade's EDI community 

250 active publishers / suppliers, 1,600 active retailers, 16.7 million business transactions in 2016. Pubnet organizes the order processes between publishers and book retailers with the standard global Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). Orders are sent to Pubnet by ERP systems on a completely ...| » Further reading 

PubEasy – All the answers booksellers need in one place 

Eleven American (USA) and three Canadian suppliers, 4,100 retailers in 100 different countries, 10.2 million business transactions in 2016. PubEasy is a web-based ordering system that is used all over the world. It only requires the minimum technical investment on the part of the customer and i...| » Further reading 

Metabooks Brasil – Database of Brazilian books in print 

In July 2017 Metabooks Brasil starts live operation for publishers, distributors and bookshops Metabooks is the metadata database for the Brazilian book market. After only eight months of development and a planned testing and customization phase of another two months, the Portuguese-language ve...| » Further reading 


MVB - Marketing- und Verlagsservice des Buchhandels GmbH
Braubachstr. 16
60311 Frankfurt a. M.

Phone: +49 69 1306-550
Fax: +49 69 1306-255

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