MVB – services at your disposal

We support publishers and booksellers with a wide range of services and products and enable them to increase their efficiency by setting centralized standards for the book market.

As a subsidiary of German Publishers & Booksellers Association – the Börsenverein – the services provided by MVB reach the highest portion of German speaking bookmarket possible.

“Börsenblatt” is the market leader among business magazines for the publishing and bookselling industry in Germany. It is an essential source of information for distributors, librarians, authors, journalists and people engaged in the cultural sector. The related website is our online news and communication platform with a steadily growing number of users. Are you interested in placing an effective adverstisement? Please contact our key account managers for further information.

Verzeichnis Lieferbarer Bücher (VLB) is known as the largest professional bibliographical searching tool and source of up-to-date trade information on German books in print. Moreover, VLB is the database for price reference of German books with fixed retail prices. In August 2016, we launched the prototype of a Portuguese VLB, called Metabooks. The project is a cooperation with the Brazilian Publishers Association Câmara Brasileira do Livro (CBL) and the Frankfurt Book Fair.

VLB-TIX is an interactive, web-based service program that allows publishers to present their new titles. With VLB-TIX, new titles are found, understood better and properly assessed. Not only can titles be provided with additional product information, they can also be prepared so that they are exactly suitable for and can be passed on to the relevant target groups. Indeed, booksellers, journalists, bloggers and readers are not just able to thumb through publisher catalogues, but can also inform themselves about particular topics and areas of interest in accordance with their requirements regardless of the publisher.

In addition to the German clearing business IBU, that organizes the order processes between publishers and book retailers, our US-based subsidiary MVB US Inc. provides the global ordering services Pubnet und PubEasy. More than 4,100 book retailers from 100 different countries and 250 publishers currently use both systems to exchange order data.

For further information on any of our products, please don’t hesitate to contact us.