We publish the past for the present!

Welcome to the website of AKRES Publishing! As an international specialist publisher with an affiliated bookshop, we publish and distribute literature, concentrating on the fields of history and classical studies, specialist books, essays and non-fiction. We also publish historic novels in our imprint istolé Fiction.

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Selection of most read subject areas

Ancient History

Ancient History

Ancient historical topics have been a prominent part of the publishing program... 

History of Art and Music

History of Art and Music

What would our world be like without the wonderful variety of musical sounds... 



Numismatic research is important to our publishing house. At AKRES Publishing, you... 

Historische Romane - Mittelalterromane - Romane Geschichte

istolé Fiction - Our strong brand!

For lovers of historical novels, istolé Fiction offers a wide range of fiction – whether you are interested in Bronze Age, antiquity, the Middle Ages or modern history, you will find something to suit your taste!

To the offer
  • Buchhandlung für historische Romane

    Bookstore orders

    Our books are available in bookstores in over 25 countries. Thanks to our cooperation with local printers, the books are usually ready for collection from the bookstore within 1 – 2 days. Give your local bookstore the ISBN from our catalogue and you'll soon be holding the book in your hands!

  • istolé Belletristik - historische Romane und Erzählungen

    We deliver worldwide

    Of course, you can also order directly from our online bookshop, because all the titles you see on our website are in stock and can be delivered at any time. The shipping costs vary from country to country and are specified in the ordering process. We will deliver every work from our catalogue directly to your home – worldwide!

  • Romane Mittelalter, Steinzeit und Bronzezeit

    E-books for immediate use

    Our e-books are published in EPUB- and PDF-format and are licensed to you as the buyer. Each e-book is 100% identical to the printed book and can therefore be cited in the same way. After ordering, you will receive a download link by email, which will also be stored in your customer account, if available.

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AKRES Publishing - The publisher for timeless and limitless communication

As a publisher of specialist literature on history and antiquity, it is our concern to always offer an up-to-date range of publications, with more recent literature from the fields of linguistics, numismatics, archaeology, philology, industrial culture and legal history, among others.

In cooperation with authors, we promote the publication of revised and updated new editions. With historical and classical research from different countries and in multiple languages, we are transcending historical borders and bringing international experts together!