EMF Verlag

The Publishing House and its history

Edition Michael Fischer GmbH is an innovative and trend-oriented book publisher based in Munich. The publishing house was founded in 1985 and stands for creative books in the advice sector that always have their finger on the pulse of the times. Under the EMF and echtEMF labels, more than 400 new books are published each year in the areas of children's and young people's books, food and drink, handicrafts, creative lifestyle, painting and drawing, gardening, stationery, games and popular non-fiction, which inspire readers with their design-oriented and trend-conscious layout.
EMF's children's book program aims to promote creativity through play and teach knowledge in a way that is appropriate for the children's age group - and it does so without pointing fingers. Under the slogan "Books for world discoverers", around 100 new titles are published each year, aimed at children from the age of 2 as well as teenagers.


EMF's children's book program is impressive for its diversity: whether books for painting or crafts, picture books, children's storybooks, sticker books, games or non-fiction books - there's something here for every taste. At EMF, children and young people not only find cool ideas for playing, crafting and drawing, they can also learn everything they need to know about exciting non-fiction topics, e.g. about space or the forest, in a completely playful way.
EMF's books are characterized by their unusual layout and design-oriented layout. With great attention to detail, the Munich publishing house creates titles for young and old that inspire with their design and have one thing in common: They want to spark curiosity, promote creativity, teach age-appropriate knowledge, but above all, they want to be fun. This is how young readers become courageous world explorers!

EMF's children's book program includes in-house productions as well as international licensed titles. EMF's coloring books are particularly popular with the little ones, allowing children from the age of 2 to have their first playful contact with the medium of books. Fun cardboard books introduce children to STEM topics and the wide range of picture books from the age of 3 invite them to laugh, dream and attend the best parties ever. In the narrative children's book program, German authors and illustrators let readers aged 8 and up solve gripping detective stories. Readers aged 10 and up can embark on exciting adventures with dragons and through time.

The non-fiction books in the program show children the diversity of the world and address important social issues such as sex education, anti-racism and family images.

Another highlight are the XXL discovery sets "Weltraum" by Rob Colson or the non-fiction puzzle book "How? What? Wow?" by Dr. Gareth Moore. They introduce children from age 8 and over to scientific topics in an age-appropriate way. Using 3D models to build yourself, exciting experiments and short, easy-to-understand texts, the solar system, among other things, is illustrated.

Current awards

  • Deutscher Kinderbuchpreis 2023 – Nominiert und Top 10
    Sophia Kimmig & Lucie Göpfert: Wilde Tiere in der Stadt
  • Der Lese-Kicker 2022 – Sven Voss: Fußball Stars: 40 Idole und ihre Geschichte
  • Deutscher Gartenbuchpreis 2021 – Expedition Vitamine
  • Deutscher Gartenbuchpreis 2021 – Simone Wunschel: Was krabbelt, summt und quakt denn da?


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Edition Michael Fischer GmbH

Kistlerhofstraße 70
81379 München


Phone +49 (0)89 2123107-0


Contact Person

Publisher Jean-Michel Fischer
Program Director Mareike Geßner-Kreß
Public Relations Marianne Giersch
Sales Ralph Richter
Rights and Licenses Silke Bruenink