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 its own productions as well as internationally licensed titles. EMF's coloring books are particularly popular with the youngest children. They give children from the age of 2 their first playful contact with the medium of books. Coloring not only teaches them how to use a pencil and a book, but also sets no limits to their own imagination.
The internationally successful "Mission Exit" series, which brings a real escape-game feeling into the home, and the "Mission Mystery" mini detective stories will make the hearts of young readers beat faster.
Another highlight are the XXL discovery sets "Weltraum" by Rob Colson and "Mikroskop" by Tom Jackson. They introduce children from the age of 8 to scientific topics in an age-appropriate way. With the help of 3D models to build yourself, exciting experiments and short, easy-to-understand texts, the solar system and the history of microscopy, among other things, become clear.

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 Kreß
Public Relations Marianne Giersch
Sales Ralph Richter
Marketing André Beier
Rights and Licenses Silke Bruenink