The publishing house and its history

According to the motto »For children only the best«, the publishing house JUMBO in Hamburg has been publishing exciting high-quality audiobooks for over 25 years. The labels GoyaLiT and Goya libre provide audiobooks for adults and adolescents. Along with other entrepreneurs, Gabriele Swiderski and Ulrich Maske founded JUMBO in 1991. The red elephant-logo with high recognition factor was designed by Jutta Bauer. Overall, the program includes more than 1200 titles. With more than 30 current employees, the JUMBO publishing house is one of the largest German audiobook publishers and remains independent from other corporate groups. Many of JUMBO’s productions have been ranked on the »hr2-Hörbuchbestenliste« and have received numerous awards, such as the »Deutsche Schallplattenkritik« prize.


In JUMBO’s audiobooks, characters like »Bobo Siebenschläfer« or »Die kleine Raupe Nimmersatt« (»The Very Hungry Caterpillar«) excite listeners from the age of two upwards. Important components of the program are well-known series such as ›Das magische Baumhaus‹. The ›Wieso? Weshalb? Warum?‹ series does not only inform but is fun as well. Furthermore, JUMBO publishes audiobooks of texts by renowned German authors, including Kirsten Boie, Franziska Gehm and Isabel Abedi. Christine Nöstlinger, Andreas H. Schmachtl, Gudrun Pausewang and Klaus-Peter Wolf are part of the program, too.

Artists such as Matthias Meyer-Göllner, Ulrich Maske, Bettina Göschl, Robert Metcalf and others contribute to the musical diversity of the program. Marko Simsa aims to and succeeds in excitingly introducing classical music to children. Colorful picture and children’s books complete the program.

Audiobooks for adolescents and young adults are published under the label Goya libre. Cornelia Funke’s ›Tintenwelt‹, Kirsten Boie’s »Alhambra«, Monika Feth’s »Der Erdbeerpflücker«, the audio dramas »Krabat« and »Die Welle« as well as young adult novels by Antje Babendererde and Morton Rhue combine suspense with literary form. Dystopias and fantasy-trilogies by Tracy Banghart, Bianca Iosivoni or Kiera Cass are as much a stable component of JUMBO’s program as the popular series ›Die Legende der Wächter‹ by Kathryn Lasky.

Renowned German actors and actresses lend their voices to the stories: Katharina Thalbach, Regina Lemnitz, Stefan Kaminski, Dietmar Wunder, Josefine Preuß, Jürgen Uter, Karl Menrad, Robert Missler, Julia Nachtmann, Rainer Strecker, Jacob Weigert, Julian Greis and Bernd Stephan among others.

Parallel to the audio books, JUMBO has also been publishing books for many years. The program involves colorfull illustrated picture books, age-appropriate stories and classic literature for the whole family.

Besides lovely illustrated picture books by Rocio Bonilla and children's books like the series "Die Nordseedetektive" by Bettina Göschl and the successful author Klaus-Peter Wolf, JUMBO is publishing books with stories, songs and games based on productions from the audio program.

Visit us on www.jumboverlag.de

Current awards

  • AUDIOTRIX 2019 – Kirsten Boie: Thabo – Detektiv & Gentleman. Die Krokodil-Spur
  • AUDIOTRIX 2019 – Jana Bauer: Die kleine Gruselfee
  • AUDIOTRIX 2019 – Susan Fletcher: Die Reise des weissen Bären


  • Das ist doch hier kein Dschungel

    Rocio Bonilla & Susanna Isern
  • Thabo und Emma. Diebe im Safari-Park

    Kirsten Boie
  • Die Barfuß-Bande und die geklaute Oma

    Jörg Steinleitner
  • Ruby Fairygale. Der Ruf der Fabelwesen

    Kira Gembri
  • Kiss me once

    Stella Tack


All events in German language!

04/11/2020 Norden

Signierstunde in Norden mit Bettina Göschl und Klaus-Peter Wolf

04/11/2020 11:00 Buchhandlung LeseZeichen Hasbargen
04/14/2020 Norden

„Die Nordseedetektive. Unter Verdacht“ – Musikalische Lesung mit Bettina Göschl

04/14/2020 11:00 Rummel im Alten Rathaus
04/18/2020 Wien

„Tschiribim – Klezmerparty für Kinder“ mit Marko Simsa

04/18/2020 14:00 Musikverein
04/18/2020 Wien

„Tschiribim – Klezmerparty für Kinder“ mit Marko Simsa

04/18/2020 17:00 Musikverein
04/19/2020 Wien

„Tschiribim – Klezmerparty für Kinder“ mit Marko Simsa

04/19/2020 11:00 Musikverein
04/19/2020 Wien

„Tschiribim – Klezmerparty für Kinder“ mit Marko Simsa

04/19/2020 16:00 Musikverein
04/24/2020 Emden

„Die Nordseedetektive“ – Musikalische Lesung mit Klaus-Peter Wolf und Bettina Göschl

04/24/2020 16:00 Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek
04/26/2020 Reutlingen

„Königsfloh und Symphonie – Beethoven für Kinder“ mit Marko Simsa

04/26/2020 16:00 Württembergische Philharmonie

„Über das Meer“ mit Matthias Meyer-Göllner

04/29/2020 10:00 Bürgerhaus Melsdorf
06/05/2020 Gütersloh

Musiktag mit Konzert mit Matthias Meyer-Göllner

06/05/2020 09:00 Katholische Kindertageseinrichtung Bruder Konrad
06/19/2020 Rendsburg

Mitmachkonzert mit Matthias Meyer-Göllner

06/19/2020 14:30 Kindergarten Regenbogen
07/02/2020 Wuppertal

Musikalischer Vormittag und Konzert mit Matthias Meyer-Göllner

07/02/2020 09:00 Kindertagesstätte Pusteblume e.V.
07/15/2020 Borkum

„Piratenschiffe, Piratenschätze“ mit Bettina Göschl

07/15/2020 10:30
07/22/2020 Norddeich

Signierstunde mit Klaus-Peter Wolf und Bettina Göschl

07/22/2020 16:00 Lesesaal Norddeich
07/31/2020 Norden

Signierstunde mit Klaus-Peter Wolf und Bettina Göschl

07/31/2020 16:00 SKN-Kundenzentrum


JUMBO Neue Medien & Verlag GmbH

Henriettenstraße 42 a
20259 Hamburg


Phone +49 (0) 40 / 4 29 30 40-0


Contact Person

Publishing Manager Gabriele Swiderski

Program Manager Ulrich Maske

Foreign Rights Julia Marie Schaak

Editorial Department Anna Katharina Feige, Inga Reuters

Sales Claudia Kretschmer

Marketing Claudia Kretschmer (-253)

Public Relations
Kristina Fischer (-27)
Sarah Schulz (-27)

Events Jara Schönfeldt (-241)