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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Publishing Perspectives’ Berlin-based contributing editor Amanda DeMarco is launching a new short-form publishing company focusing on translations.
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.
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?
Berlin’s publishing startup scene is booming and two companies making their mark are Readmill and dotdotdot, developers focused on connecting readers through books.
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.
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.