Author Archives: Amanda DeMarco

Amanda DeMarco is a freelance writer and translator living in Berlin. Originally from Chicago, her work for Publishing Perspectives focuses on German-language publishing news.

“The Problem is That Most of the Readers Love Bad Books!”

Michael Krüger

Respected publisher Michael Krüger will soon retire after 45 years at Germany’s Carl Hanser Verlag. Here he discusses the uncertain future of literary publishing.

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Germany’s Suhrkamp Files for Bankruptcy in Attempt to Restructure

suhrkamp book

In the deepening turmoil surrounding German publisher house Suhrkamp Verlag, the house has filed for bankruptcy and will use a new law to attempt to stay in business.

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Germany’s Netizens Have Not Abandoned the Book


At Berlin’s re:publica conference netizens showed their continuing enthusiasm for the book at talks dedicated to library digitization, metadata, and how the internet is changing literary writing.

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Klopotek’s Berlin Publishers Forum Pushes Big Data, Lean Publishing

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Top German executives at this year’s Publishers Forum in Berlin were pushed to confront pressing issues, such as getting their data in order and streamlining workflows.

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Introducing Readux Books: Short Form Translations

Amanda DeMarco Headshot

Publishing Perspectives’ Berlin-based contributing editor Amanda DeMarco is launching a new short-form publishing company focusing on translations.

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German Readers Finally Embracing Ebooks, Self-Publishing

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Discussions at this year’s Leipzig Book Fair proved that ebooks and self publishing are gaining wider acceptance in Germany, and readers are more open to digitization.

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Germany’s Bastei Lübbe Extends into Spanish, Mandarin

Apocalysis, a bestseller in Germany, has fared modestly in English. Will it do better in Spanish and Chinese?

Bastei Lübbe is eight months into its first English launch, with modest results. How will their brand-new Spanish and Mandarin content fare in 2013?

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Big in Berlin: Social Reading Startups Readmill and dotdotdot

Readmill's founders David Kjelkerud & Henrik Berggren

Berlin’s publishing startup scene is booming and two companies making their mark are Readmill and dotdotdot, developers focused on connecting readers through books.

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Making Waves and Money With Poetry

Matthew Zapruder, Editor

Poetry may be a hard sell in the mass market, but D2C sales and subscriptions help Seattle poetry publisher Wave Books survive the stormy economy.

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Power Struggle Threatens to Destroy Germany’s Suhrkamp Verlag

Ulla Unseld Berkéwicz celebrating Mo Yan's Nobel Prize at this year's Frankfurt Book Fair

Germany’s Suhrkamp Verlag has been embroiled in an ugly power struggle that may lead, at the behest of the courts, to the dissolution of the prestigious publisher.

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