VLB, the Basis for Successful Bookselling
Verzeichnis Lieferbarer Bücher (VLB) is one of the largest professional bibliographic databases and up-to-date sources of trade information on books.
Advantages for Publishers and Booksellers
For publishers and booksellers alike, it provides indispensable services for the distribution of information on books throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland. For publishers, it is the ultimate marketing tool for wide distribution of metadata on their titles. For booksellers, it is the primary source of information on all titles published in the German-speaking world.
With nearly 2.5 Mio. titles from more than 21.000 publishing houses the database is one of the central marketing and communication tools for the book trading industry in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. More than 3.500 bookstores use the VLB database as their main information about available books. As data hub for the German-speaking book industry it is the central research platform and one of the most important and complete databases of its kind. It contains almost all available German language publications, including information on eBooks, audiobooks, software and calendars. With the additional option “Archived data”, you can search through a further 3.6 million titles that have been reported out of print since 1988. This gives you a comprehensive overview of the titles in the industry.
The VLB Database offers complete bibliographic data and additional information, such as cover pictures, content details or information about target groups.