The Peter Lang Group Breaks Their Silence and Re-emerges at the 2022 Frankfurt Book Fair


The Peter Lang Group plans its return to the 2022 Frankfurt Book Fair after several years restructuring and creating new collaborations. As the world has been in transition since the global pandemic, the Peter Lang Group has been busy reinventing themselves after facing serious challenges in their business. The scholarly publisher, established in 1970, is under the direction of the new global leadership team, with its headquarters based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Peter Lang is working in particular with Newgen KnowledgeWorks Pvt Ltd to help bring their mission of championing research, to realization.

This resolute team, most with a long tenure within the company, is practicing what they preach. They have been quietly making investments in technology, a shift to zero inventory fulfilment and adding key editorial staff. These changes allow the group to provide a set of advanced services to academics, libraries, researchers and students who share their dedication to the dissemination of scholarly work. Peter Lang continues its commitment to global expansion in the East with the opening of a new office in India – Peter Lang Pvt Ltd. Currently the group is working towards digitizing its rich 40,000+ title backlist in the Humanities and Social Sciences to meet the digital needs of the changing world. The additional agreements with global print on demand distributors such as Ingram Publisher Services, Zeitfracht, Amazon, Books on Demand and Books International will ensure swift availability to the marketplace. The annual Emerging Scholars Competition has ensured Peter Lang’s editorial list includes research from some of the most exciting new scholars in the field. With the recent launch of the Greenlight pilot project in collaboration with Jisc, Peter Lang continues to build its Open Access programme and supports new business models for library collection.

Arnaud Béglé, Group CEO, emphasizes “The Peter Lang Group is focused on publishing unique academic research that empowers a community of dedicated authors to reach eager readers. Our worldwide partnerships coupled with our motivated team’s ‘All in’ attitude guarantee fast delivery of high-quality products on paper and beyond.”

As a top 10 ranking publisher with the Spanish National Research Council, Peter Lang is excited to promote titles in Spanish language, history and culture in honour of the Frankfurt Book Fair’s special guest, Spain. If you are attending the 2022 Frankfurt Book Fair be sure to stop by the Peter Lang Group exhibit with LivreSuisse E15 in Hall 3.1 to speak with us about our new mission and the offerings we have for the academic community.

Please do check out our video about Peter Lang at the 2022 Frankfurt Book Fair.

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