Edouard Cointreau, Gourmand International
BUCH CONTACT is a press agency primarily specialised in public relations. B_CONTACT is the international department of the agency. We provide the missing link to connect you to the market whether you are publishers, authors, cultural institutions, foundations, book fairs, museums or exhibition organisers. We can promote any kind of products concerning the book market from art books, audio books, and ebooks to apps, non-books, etc.
Founded in 1995 by Murielle Rousseau in Hamburg, Germany, BUCH CONTACT has evolved from a one-person company to a well-respected agency for public relations with offices in Berlin and Freiburg. The team around founder Murielle Rousseau is equipped with knowledge in the fields of the arts and books, the publishing industry, public relations and the media industry. Our staff at B_CONTACT is variably fluent in each German, English, French and Dutch. Murielle Rousseau is a native speaker of French and German.
Our clients are publishers, authors, the media, cultural institutions such as international, national or regional book fairs, museums, foundations and literary prizes. It is our job to conciliate between our customers and the media / the market respectively. From classical press work (print and online), different kinds of events (press conferences, book presentations, book launches, lecture tours, press trips, book-signings, etc.) to extraordinary PR solutions. We make sure your products and topics are acknowledged in the right places at the right time. Furthermore, we will create all kinds of texts that you may ask for (newsletters, press releases, press statements or information, press kits, biographies, testimonials etc.). We are internationally active and experienced in working with customers from all around the world. Having worked for international events such as the London Book Fair, Livre Paris, Beijing Bookfair and the Gourmand Cookbook Awards, our experience and attention to detail runs through all levels of the publishing industry. Established publishers such as the Oxford University Press form part of our client base.
Our speciality: Public relations
We work like an outsourced public relations department and spread your topics, books or products via the media (daily, specialized and weekly press, (news) magazines, radio, television, free journalists or press agencies). To guarantee a successful PR strategy, we operate with individual distribution lists, mailings and e-mailings, previews and other kinds of brochures. Our in-depth knowledge of the industry plus our long-standing relationships with national and international media representatives makes BUCH CONTACT the perfect player when it comes to deliver your topics, exhibitions, books or products to succeed. We therefore travel regularly to meet publishers, authors, journalists as well as promoters and supervise events we organize.
We consult our contacts with the help of our database EDDY, including more than 50.000 national and international contacts, all categorized. We keep records of every single contact with booksellers, publishers and other promoters.
By having all the relevant contacts, practical knowledge and insider know-how regarding the book and art market, our campaigns for publishers, authors or book fairs are highly focused on influencing the right people and stimulating the media’s interest.