German author and Middle East expert, Navid Kermani, will receive the 2015 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for his writing and political activism.
Statistics from the publishers association show that German ebook sales have stabilized, with prices dropping year over year, and print sales are up.
This July, the first titles will appear from Oetinger34, a creative platform for authors, illustrators and readers launched by German publisher Oetinger in 2014.
Random House Germany will bring the iconic Penguin brand to German readers with the launch of Penguin Verlag. The first titles will come out in 2016.
Tolino, a German alliance of booksellers, launched a self-publishing platform, Tolino Media, which has already attracted notable, self-published authors in Germany.
The second annual Self-Publishing Day in Münster, Germany, brought together authors, distributors and bestselling self-publishers like Poppy J. Anderson.
The editor and translator of Olga Grjasnowa’s All Russians Love Birch Trees, as part of the Publishing the World book club, reflect on the novel and publication.
Amazon news this week includes the launch of a new German language publishing imprint, lower Kindle sales for 2013, and a hike in the price of Prime.
In this speech, German author Christoph Hein examines the importance of literature and honors Metropolitan Books’ publisher Sara Bershtel for her work in bringing German literature to the USA.
The fifth annual Festival Neue Literatur begins in NYC on February 28 with a series of readings and discussions with German-language authors.