The CEO of the for sale world-Verlag, Carel Halff, defends himself against a break-up. "Remove a part does not make sense," Halff said the "Business Week". The business model of publishing is based on the principle of multi-channel: "We use all available sales channels from the bookstore to the e-book reader." There were in Germany than any other bookstore, it was with the gearing of the sales channels as far as the world. "So I am firmly convinced that the publishing group is sold as a whole."
The Catholic Church wants to secede from the Augsburg publishing house, because the management has damaged the credibility of the church. Previously there had been constant for years, especially in conservative Catholic circles, criticism of the world, because it is there to buy and secular literature of the erotic and esoteric area.
The publisher, who also holds shares in book chains such as Hugendubel and kindness and to which the sales brands worldview, Jokers, and buecher.de KIDOH are set, almost 1.7 billion euros last year.Thus, in Germany the world's second-largest online bookseller behind Amazon and the third largest mail order company in Germany.
Halff said the CEO, "Business Week", as potential buyers he sees media companies like Bertelsmann and Burda and the publishing group Georg von Holtzbrinck. It could also be a company that recognizes the unique opportunities of new media.