The alternative publishing house eichborn goes public.
By going public, eichborn is one of the few german publishers to retain its independence from corporate groups. But even outside bertelsmann, holtzbrinck and springer, money has to be made with books.
At the end of 1999, eichborn published the black book of capitalism. Now the independent publishing house is going public. Until 5. May, one million shares – one-fifth of the total number of shares – can still be subscribed. From 9. May, the frankfurt-based "company with the bow tie" then be listed on the smax, the german stock exchange segment for high-growth medium-sized companies. The whole thing could have brought the anti-capitalism publishers up to 24 million marks – it’s more likely to be ten.