mairisch Verlag is an independent publishing house founded in 1999 and located in Hamburg. Whether fiction, non-fiction, illustrated children's books, audio books, graphic novels or music, mairisch Velag exclusively publishes books, CDs and LPs we really care about.
We publish mostly young writers, pay a lot of attention to proper editorial work, quality design and long term perspectives. To support our authors, we care a lot about press reviews, public readings and literary awards.
Writers like Finn-Ole Heinrich, Sasa Stanisic, Benjamin Maack, Michael Weins, Dorian Steinhoff, Stevan Paul, Donata Rigg or Lisa Kreissler have received widespread attention by press, bookstores and readers.
2021: Deutscher Verlagspreis (German Publishing Award)
2021: "Schönste Deutsche Bücher 2021" (Most beautiful german books) by Stiftung Buchkunst, category "children's books" for "Schlafen wie die Rüben" by Finn-Ole Heinrich, Tine Schulz and Dita Zipfel.
2020: Special publisher's award (first category) by the City of Hamburg
Deutscher Verlagspreis (German Publishing Award)
2019: "Schönste Deutsche Bücher 2019" (Most beautiful german books) by Stiftung Buchkunst, category "children's books" for "Die Reise zum Mittelpunkt des Waldes" by Finn-Ole Heinrich and Ran Flygenring.
2018: "Schönste Deutsche Bücher 2018" (Most beautiful german books) by Stiftung
Buchkunst, category "children's books" for "Trecker kommt mit" by Finn-Ole
Heinrich, Halina Kirschner and Dita Zipfel.
2016: Young Excellence Award from German Bookseller Asscociation
2014: Advancement award from Kurt-Wolff-Foundation
2014: Buchmarkt-Award for best “event” for Indie Book Day
2014: Sales Award, category “innovation” for Indie Book Day
2006: Publisher of the year, City of Hamburg
Thomas André, Hamburger Abendblatt
Marie Schmidt, DIE ZEIT
Alessa Pieroth, Szene Hamburg
Please find detailed information on our titles in English on our Foreign Rights website. Or contact Daniel Beskos directly:
In 2013, we invented Indie Book Day (or Indiebookday, as we spell it here).
There are a lot of wonderful independent publishers out there, creating great books and putting a lot of passion into it. But many of them are very little known. The Indiebookday can help to create some attention and show the beauty of independent publishing. Here is how it works:
On Indiebookday, visit a local book store and buy a book. Any book you would like to have. All that matters is that it's been published by an independent publisher.
Then post a picture of the book, the cover or yourself with the book (or whatever you like) on a social network (like Facebook, Twitter, Google+) or on your blog, using the Hashtag "#indiebookday". If you like this event, invite others to join in.
The first Indiebookday in 2013 has received widespread attention throughout the german speaking countries. In 2014 and 2015 readers, publishers and bookstores in UK, the Netherlands, Italy and Portugal joined in. And the event is still growing bigger!
The Bookseller on Indie Book Day:
English Website on Indie Book Day: