Neuland 2.0, a ‘Startup Village for Digital Natives,’ will return to the Leipzig Book Fair to showcase innovative new ideas for the book and media industry.
With only a few more shopping days until Christmas, German booksellers are happy with holiday book sales so far – and there might be greater things to come.
This year’s Kurt Wolff Prize has been awarded to Frankfurt-based Schöffling & Co. Verlag, honoring its 25-year tradition of independent publishing.
In 2016, 38% of Germans plan to spend €39 giving books as gifts this holiday season, according to GfK, with the potential to exceed last year’s sales.
In a consistent German book market, the Boersenverein reports rising ebook sales by volume, but lower prices are driving down revenue from digital products.
Bolstered by a twofold offering to both authors and publishers, German self-publishing platform Tredition will expand to the US and UK.
In its annual review of Germany’s entertainment media sector, PriceWaterhouseCooper predicts stable revenue from the German book market through 2020.
The recently launched ENLIT, the European Network for Literary Translation, aims to develop international literature and translation funding programs.
ContentShift, an accelerator for publishing startups, named Papego the startup of the year for its potential to become an international industry standard.
The jury has decided: Bodo Kirchhoff wins the 2016 German Book Prize for his novel ‘Encounter’ (‘Widerfahrnis’) about two travelers in Italy.