About Meyer & Meyer
Meyer & Meyer – A Partner of Sports
Founded in 1984 by Irmgard and Hans Jürgen Meyer in Aachen, Germany, the publishing house is widely acknowledged to be among the elite of sport publishers worldwide. Since then the company has grown to be the biggest sports publishing house in Europe while ensuring quality remained the best possible.
Through new subsidiary companies involved in sports, it steadily grew to be a strong player in the sport market covering a wide range of topics.
Meyer & Meyer is a company committed to the production of resources that will not only benefit sport in general, but individual sport fans in particular.
The company's prime objective is to provide ideas and practical guidance to sport and leisure activities that will improve the reader's performance, enjoyment, and will raise the quality of life. Topics are aimed at many different age groups, ranging from children and adolescents, to adults and seniors.
One of Meyer & Meyer's strengths is its coverage of almost all recognized sports and sport-related topics while providing high quality suggestions and activities for readers interested in sport and physical activity.
With a list of titles that now exceeds 2,000 titles in both English and German, written by some of the world's acknowledged experts in their individual fields, the company provides a wide range of products, from handbooks providing in-depth analysis of the subject, to hints and tips for the more casual reader.
Meyer & Meyer as a company is looking to support not only the amateur enthusiast, but also coaches, elite athletes, sport and PE teachers, sports scientists and sports medics.
The company's range, however, is not only limited to printed books. Meyer & Meyer also produces e-books and provides further e-content, giving enhanced appreciation and practically oriented guidance.
Meyer & Meyer is also the home of some of the world's most prestigious academic journals and theses published in sports science.
The extensive list of authors who published a book with Meyer & Meyer include many of the greatest writers and athletes in their respective fields. This list includes Nike’s Geoff Hollister (†), nutrition expert Nancy Clark, swim coach Blythe Lucero and many more. And of course Meyer & Meyer is home to Jeff Galloway, the Most Respected Name in Running. Since the year 2005 Meyer & Meyer has been the exclusive publisher for books written by the best-selling author worldwide, Jeff Galloway. His innovative ideas and training methods enable everyone to run with great enjoyment. Nearly 40 books in eight different languages have been published so far.
Our Book Series
In addition to the training books, Meyer & Meyer also publishes a multitude of academic sports series.
In the international field, the company publishes i.a. the sociological series Sport, Culture and Society and the sport management seriesThe Business of Sports. Meyer & Meyer is also the partner of the Chelsea School Research Center and publishes their book series.
In 2007, Meyer & Meyer started a new series with the renowned Maastricht School of Management. The MSM edition covers textbooks for students with all aspects of management.
Meyer & Meyer is the partner of a number of national and international sports federations and produces a large range of sports journals in German and English. The International Journal of Physical Education has been published by Meyer & Meyer – in both printed and electronic format.
Meyer & Meyer is also the partner of the German Association of Sport Journalists.
The Advisory Council
In order to ensure the validity and competence of all academic titles, Meyer & Meyer has appointed two advisory boards of renowned authorities in sport and education – one for the academic field and one for the sport for all field.
These groups ensure that the company remains in close working contact with national and international sport institutes and federations.
Contacts to National and International Sports Federations
Meyer & Meyer work in close collaboration with the German Olympic Sport Committee. The company also has close contacts to the national federations for athletics, badminton, fencing, judo, gymnastics, soccer and swimming.
At international level the company works together with organizations including:
• European College of Sport Science (ECSS)
• International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)
• International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE)
• International Olympic Committee (IOC)
• National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)
Meyer & Meyer has an international network of distributors who deal with its products all over the world. Companies are currently based in: Aachen (Germany), Sydney (Australia) , Auckland (New Zeeland), Vienna (Austria), Cape Town (South Africa), Hong Kong (PR China), Indianapolis (USA), Maidenhead (UK), Hägendorf (Switzerland), Singapore (South-East Asia), Dubai (U.A.E.), Cairo (Egypt), Beirut (Lebanon) and Tehran (Iran). Through these partners Meyer & Meyer is able to extend its contacts on the international markets.
Meyer & Meyer books are available in over 9,000 bookshops in German speaking areas alone. The company is represented by 12 sales representatives, who maintain close contact with local bookstores, to keep them up to date with new titles. Meyer & Meyer products are also available through different sport retailers and in its own online bookshop.
Through its distribution company, AZN, it is able to guarantee fast and efficient service to the customer. Additionally it maintains a database of over 500,000 records of groups in German speaking areas, ranging from individual athletes to federations, universities, sports magazines and sports retailers.
National and International Presence
Meyer & Meyer is routinely represented at international book fairs in Frankfurt, London and the US. Additionally, the company maintains a presence at other worldwide book fairs through active co-operation with the German Association of Publishers and Booksellers.
The company attends international conferences like ECSS congresses, Olympic congresses as well as symposia and sports events.
Meyer & Meyer is a founding member of the World Sport Publishers' Association (WSPA) and has held the presidency since the formation in 1990. Through this association it is in contact with leading sport publishing houses from all over the world constantly attracting new members and extending its network.