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#HappyNewYear2019 !


January 2019. I am looking forward to starting the New Year on a positive, productive note and hope that you will join me as I set my intentions for 2019 and reflect on all the blessings of 2018.

So, as New Year resolutions don't work (That's what the science says.), how about something that will work AND stick? For your 2019, I suggest THREE words:


Why? The Wittmann Agency will have limited spots in 2019 for up-coming, new or already published books — only by submission.

Here's what you need to know if you think you'll want in:

All details for applications aka submission from 28. January 2019 at 10 am CET to 4. February 2019 at 10 am CET here.

Wishing you and your family a joyous and healthy 2019!

Now, it's back to working for me!

XOXO Claudia





We partner with the best: The Wittmann Agency's cooperating solicitors are winner of Juve Award 2018 as Law Firm of the Year for Media 2018


November 2018. JUVE, Germany´s leading magazine for the legal market, has nominated and awarded The Wittmann Agency's cooperating solicitors, Lausen Rechtsanwälte, Munich as Law Firm of the Year for Media 2018. Since 2016 they also have been ranked in the top tier of the leading media law firms by international directory Media Law International.

Congratulations and thanks to Lausen Rechtsanwälte, Munich for offering high-quality and tailored legal service to The Wittmann Agency!




You're a creative professional (publisher, author, proprietor, agent) and want to sell rights to your books?


November 2018. Unclear advice for selling foreign language rights or domestic sub-rights for books in publishing is shockingly common — you don’t want to find out you’ve been misdirected the hard way!

Learn the common mistakes most proprietors make when submitting their books to a foreign rights & licensing agency.

Here's how to fix it — fast: Our Twitter Hashtag #wittytips is for YOU!

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The Wittmann Agency Fall & Winter 2018 digital International & Foreign Rights Catalogue is available


July 2018. It is the latest issue - with bells and whistles. Check out all the great licensing opportunities and tremendous successful backlist The Wittmann Agency has aboard for you, including author profiles, #askagent and dozen pages of published licensed editions in pictures. Browse our preview and click here to order and download your copy. Run, don't walk to join in!


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The Wittmann Agency has a branded channel on YouTube


September 2015. The Wittmann Agency is proud to announce the release of the first eazy explainer video on its branded channel on YouTube. The English clip is called Licence For Success and it will be introducing The Wittmann Agency and its services in only 1:18 min.

You can find the video on YouTube here.





Publications & Interviews, Media Echo


The Wittmann Agency | Claudia Wittmann featured in the press. Click below to read Publications & Interviews.Branchen-Presse über #TheWittmannAgency

If you are a media representative and cannot find the information you need on this website, you may wish to contact us directly.




Total Licensing Magazine Issue Winter 2016 with an interview with The Wittmann Agency now online

January 2016. Get this quarters Winter 2016 issue of Total Licensing magazine with an interview with The Wittmann Agency's Claudia Wittmann on page 63 about Licensing in Germany. Total Licensing is the worldwide licensing publication with more than 84,000 readers in 106 countries. In addition to its regular circulation detailed above, this Winter 2016 issue of the magazine will have broad distribution at key fairs including: • Nuremberg Toy Fair • Kidscreen • New York Toy Fair • London Toy Fair.

Here the link to the interview.


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Publishing Perspectives' interview with The Wittmann Agency now online

September 2014. As part of its ongoing series of Q&A’s with the world’s leading literary agents, scouts and rights managers, Publishing Perspectives, the leading online magazine of international book publishing news and opinions, talked to Claudia Wittmann, founder of The Wittmann Agency in Germany.

The Wittmann Agency says "Thank you ‪@pubperspectives!" for featuring ‪#TheWittmannAgency in your “Global Trade Talk” section on your homepage! ‪

Here the link to the interview on "How has digital revolution changed rights business"


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Börsenblatt Issue February 2014 with an interview with Claudia Wittmann, founder of The Wittmann Agency

February 2014. In the 08/2014 issue of Börsenblatt will be an interview with The Wittmann Agency's Claudia Wittmann on page 32 about International and Foreign Licensing in Germany. Börsenblatt is Germany's largest, longest-running (since 1834) and best-selling magazine (10,000 copies per month) on book trade and publishing industry.

Here the link to the German guest article on International and Foreign Rights "Licence for success"


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Claudia Wittmann founded The Wittmann Agency, International & Foreign Rights Agency near Berlin, Germany

19. Oktober 2011. The Wittmann Agency was launched by Claudia Wittmann, who has more than 15 years of international publishing experience. Claudia Wittmann, founder of The Wittmann Agency, has worked in the international licensing business for many years. Following a period of employment with Reader’s Digest in England, UK she continued her successful career with various publishing houses in Germany, among them and Falken/Mosaik, Random House and Herder.She was last responsible for the collectors' editions at Weltbild as head of their non-fiction direct mail programme before founding her own international licensing agency in Germany's Lutherstadt Wittenberg between Berlin and Leipzig in October 2011. As an 'external rights department' The Wittmann Agency is committed to a distinguished portfolio of quality self-help & companion books, strong-selling non-fiction, discerning fiction and select books for children and young adults.

Click here to read the press release: Claudia Wittmann gründet The Wittmann Agency






Claudia Wittmann founded Licensing Agency The Wittmann Agency

20. Oktober 2011. The Wittmann Agency is a licensing agency and sells translation rights throughout the world as well as German language subsidiary rights after a book has a primary publisher.

Claudia Wittmann, founder of The Wittmann Agency, has worked in the international licensing business for many years.

Click to read more: Claudia Wittmann gründet Lizenzagentur „The Wittmann Agency" - Start in die Selbständigkeit




26.10.2012 BUCHREPORT. 44/2012, Pages 8-11 

Interview "Merger Random House and Penguin"

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2006 SWR2 Radio Interview on
'International Rights and Licensing'; first aired on 7 October 2006 around Frankfurt Book Fair 2006

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