The Thienemann-Esslinger Verlag GmbH is a daughter company of Bonnier Media Deutschland and was established early in 2014 after a merger of the Thienemann Verlag GmbH in Stuttgart with the Esslinger F.J. Schreiber GmbH, hitherto in Esslingen.
Both Thienemann and Esslinger can look back on a long history:
The J.F. Schreiber Verlag was founded by its eponym in 1831 and before long the company's focus was on the publications of high educational value like sheets of pictures, nature books and artistically created picture books.
June 1, 1849, saw the foundation by Karl Ludwig Thienemann of his own publishing house, which initially published books he himself had written and illustrated, several of them hand-coloured.
Both publishers were, from an early date, keen to sell publication rights abroad and aimed at coproductions – hence the Thienemann publication in 1869 of the Picture-Book of Elementary Ideas not only in the original German but also in English, French, Dutch, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese.