Your dependable partner in the tolino alliance

As the central content supplier for the tolino alliance and sales partner for independent bookstores, Libri provides readers throughout Germany with a wide range of eBooks: from international bestsellers to target group specific specialist literature.

Over 3 million e-books: Libri is continuously expanding the number of available titles.

Libri has been the central content supplier for the tolino alliance in the D-A-CH region since summer 2019 and the range has continued to expand to more than three million eBooks.

Over 3 million digital titles

are offered by the tolino alliance digital catalogue. The number of articles is growing every day.

Buchhandlungen

Over 2,000 bookstores

use the tolino alliance. Proximity to the readers is an important success factor.

More than 9,400 publishers and over 1 million authors

are represented in the tolino catalogue via Libri and and offer a wide variety of international titles.

tolino readers benefit from a wide variety of titles.

A constantly expanding range of titles and the large variety of German-language and international eBooks ensures that tolino has a very attractive range of digital literature for readers. Amounting to some 1.9 million titles, English-language eBooks make up 63 percent of the product range. In addition to fiction titles, comprising the largest share at 28 percent, Libri has greatly expanded its range of non-fiction and specialist books.

For independent bookstores

Enable your customers to enjoy reading eBooks in any way they like — with the open ecosystem of the tolino alliance and over 3 million eBooks listed in your online shop.

Enable your customers to enjoy reading eBooks in any way they like — with the open ecosystem of the tolino alliance and over 3 million eBooks listed in your online shop.

Libri connects more than 1,500 bookshops under the “Meine Buchhandlung” (My Bookshop) brand to the tolino alliance. The Libri.Shopline eCommerce solution forms the basis for this, granting technical access to the tolino ecosystem. The tolino e-reading range includes tolino reading devices (e-readers), tolino apps and web readers as well as an extensive range of eBooks and audio books.

For publishers and authors

Libri makes a significant contribution to the visibility of e-books on the market with distribution to all tolino retailers, numbering over 2,000 bookstores nationwide.

Libri makes a significant contribution to the visibility of e-books on the market with distribution to all tolino retailers, numbering over 2,000 bookstores nationwide.

The central e-book catalogue forms the basis for this. Connected to the tolino bookstores’ online shops, this catalogue creates direct sales channels from content suppliers to readers.

Libri as a central content supplier

In this role, Libri takes on a variety of tasks for the tolino alliance. As a dependable partner, we provide an attractive range of e-reading offerings while guaranteeing smooth processing of all eBook transactions.

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eBook purchasing and rights management

Libri buys distribution and usage rights centrally for the tolino alliance and is continuously expanding the eBook catalogue product range.

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Libri ensures that new releases, bestsellers and backlist titles are available for dependable, immediate download in bookstores’ online shops. The wide variety of titles and topicality make the tolino e-reading offerings very attractive for readers. Connecting new publishers as well as managing rights for tolino-specific functions, such as family sharing, are among the other tasks handled by Libri.

Content transfer to the tolino ecosystem

Libri ensures smooth integration into the world of digital reading.

E-books and metadata are continuously imported via interfaces into the tolino ecosystem. Libri provides bookstores with extensive and continuously updated e-book catalogue data. Here, retailer-specific requirements are also taken into account, for example exclusive and proprietary content. Libri is actively involved in the further development of the tolino ecosystem — in close cooperation with all partners in the tolino alliance.

Content support for bookstores and publishers

Libri supports both bookstores and publishers, thus guaranteeing a quality reading experience for tolino readers.

Support

Libri provides professional quality assurance for e-book files and e-book catalogue data. The operative and technical processes of digital distribution are also being continuously developed.

Reporting and quality assurance

Libri documents and monitors all eBook transactions.

Entwicklung

Libri regularly creates reports on the development of the central e-book catalogue for the tolino alliance.

Publishers benefit from monthly sales reports that contain all billing-relevant transaction details. In addition, Libri provides daily trend data that assists, for example, in the evaluation of sales promotion or marketing measures.

Our eBook expert: an interview

Abike Ullrich has been working for Libri since 2012 and has been involved in the development of the e-book catalogue and the tolino e-reading services right from the start. As head of the Libri.Digital team, in this interview she provides insights into the development of the e-book range and the interaction between publishers on the one hand and the tolino alliance with their bookstores on the other.

Developments in the e-book market in 2020 (Gfk)

We have summarized the most exciting figures for you from the GfK report: “The 2020 book market in times of Covid-19”.

Entwicklungen im eBook-Markt 2020 (Gfk)

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The story behind the tolino alliance

Since entering the market in March 2013, the tolino alliance has successfully established itself as one of the leading brands in the digital reading business in German-speaking countries. Find out more on the tolino homepage about who is behind the 2,000 bookstores.