Markus Naegele is Editor-in-Chief in the paperback department at
Heyne Verlag, part of Random House Germany. Heyne is one of the
biggest publishing houses in Germany with international bestselling
authors like Stephen King, John Grisham, Nicholas Sparks, Robert
Harris, Stieg Larsson and many more.
He is also in charge of the label Heyne Hardcore, which he
started in 2005. The Heyne Hardcore list features edgy, cultish
unconventional books - both fiction and non-fiction, hardback and
paperback. It ranges from hardboiled crime (for example David
Peace, Jim Thompson, Roger Smith), more upmarket erotic books (the
new Sasha Grey novel, Jenna Jameson's memoir or the Timothy
Greenfield-Sander's book XXX - 30 porn star portraits), rock'n'roll
memoirs (The Clash, Iggy Pop, Lemmy, Ozzy Osbourne, Beth Ditto, Red
Hot Chilli Peppers, John Robb: Punk Rock among others) to literary
underground books (Irvine Welsh, Hunter S. Thompson, Kevin Smith,
John Niven, Douglas Coupland). Heyne Hardcore also publishes
non-fiction books on Pablo Escobar, El Chapo (the Mexican drug war)
and Howard Mark's classic Mr. Nice.
At Heyne he also handles the big mainstream music books like the
Keith Richards memoir, the Metallica So what? book, Rod Stewart's
memoir, and biographies like Tom Waits, Eminem and lots more.
Markus has a background in the music business, playing in bands,
doing an indie label, editing a music magazine, working in
management and booking.
Heyne: www.randomhouse.de/heyne/ Heyne Hardcore: