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Welcome to Gottmer Foreign Rights


Hello and welcome to our foreign rights website!



Gottmer Publishing Group was established in 1940 by printer Jan Hendrik Gottmer. More than 75 years later we have grown into a dynamic, versatile and modern concern with a well-established and distinguished publisher’s list.



We publish a broad spectrum under a variety of imprints: 

-          Gottmer – children’s and juvenile books

-          Becht – cookery & crafts

-          Altamira – body, mind & spirit

-          Dominicus – travel guides

-          Hollandia – nautical books


We hope you will enjoy browsing this website and look forward to hearing from you! 


With best wishes,


Your Foreign Rights Manager


Lorain Grabowski



Price winning books from Gottmer!

AwardedIn this last month a large number of Gottmer books have been awarded. Last week the illustrious Silver Pencils and Brushes for the best Children’s Books of 2018 were awarded and we have won no less than 8 awards!

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Suzie Doozie wins gold!

Suzie Doozie ‘Suzie Doozie in the Deep End’ has won the Kinder- en Jeugdjuryprijs 2017-2018 (Children’s and Youth Jury Price) for the best book for preschoolers.

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Dead Normal wins Golden Pencil 2015

Dead Normal Golden Pencil 2015Last night, at the annual Dutch Children’s Book Ball, the Gouden Griffel (Golden Slate Pencil) for best literary children’s book of the year was awarded to Bette Westera for her magnificent poetry book Doodgewoon (Dead Normal). Earlier this year, the book was also awarded a Vlag & Wimpel (Honourary Mention) by the Paintbrush Jury for its extraordinary illustrations by Sylvia Weve and the Woutertje Pieterse Prize for best children’s book of the year.

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