About Us


Clemens Lode Verlag e.K. (LODE Publishing) is a publisher located in Düsseldorf, Germany. It was founded in 2013 by Clemens Lode (legal information). LODE Publishing empowers individuals to become leaders. We accomplish this by publishing the highest quality books on philosophy, science, and psychology. LODE Publishing publishes original works in German and English; translates American non-fiction books about philosophy into German; and in the future will also translate German books into English for publication worldwide.

At LODE Publishing, we believe in leaders as heroes. The world is full of misinterpretations about the concepts of leadership and heroism; our goal is to provide clarity through philosophy and science. Our commitment is to build a better world through the cultivation of principled people who step forward and provide moral guidance for those who aspire to follow in their footsteps.


LODE Publishing welcomes the opportunity to hear from those who are interested in becoming a part of our team. We would like to hear from interested parties mainly from the fields of editing, translating, design and marketing and primarily in the Düsseldorf (Germany) area. In the right circumstances, we will consider working with highly qualified candidates outside of the geographical area. Excellent knowledge of German or English respectively is required; everything else can be negotiated. Feel free to click here to know more.


The book series “Philosophy for Heroes” is designed to educate the reader to become an example for others. To effectively lead by example, one must learn to uncover, process, and resist negative influence from others. The more we know how our mind and the universe works, the more independent, and the better a leader we become. Providing a strong foundation of philosophy and science, the book series will transform you from someone a follower to a leader. The key for this is to be a hero, a person who is willing to question and stand up against false heroes.