*+-Participants will meet with German children’s book professionals and discuss trends in YA, picture books, children’s nonfiction and more.
*+-The media conglomerate reports net sales at 7,657 million euros down 3.9%. However, the group saw growth in US and e-book sales throughout 2011.
*+-Win a copy of The Calligrapher’s Secret by Rafik Schami, whose novels have been translated into 23 languages and received numerous international awards.
*+- The six finalists for the 2011 German Book Prize will learn who takes home the 25,000 euro award on October 10 at the start of the Frankfurt Book Fair.
*+-Michael Reynolds, Editor-in-chief of Europa Editions, discusses Europa’s success publishing translations, its new Tonga imprint, and plans for expansion to the UK.
*+-New York-based tech company Booktrack released its first e-book set to synchronized music and sound effects based on reading speed.
*+-Amazon has launched the “Kindle Daily Deal” which features a cut-priced e-book available for 24-hours.
*+-Demonstrating how print and digital can co-exist, Melville House has launched HybridBooks featuring QR codes that offer readers supplemental material.
*+-AOL has launched Editions, a new magazine app that customizes content based on user behavior.
*+-Titles such as InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, and Essence will now join People, Time, Sports Illustrated and Fortune, as digital tablet editions.
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