From crime fiction to medical advice with a sense of humor, both well-known authors and new voices were among the bestselling books in Germany last year.
Selling well in France, controversial François Mitterand books, love letters for the former president’s mistress, are on offer to international publishers.
‘Bond was, and is, pure escapism. Bourne reflects the world around him,’ says author Eric van Lustbader, who is at work on the 11th Jason Bourne novel.
One of the nation’s largest, Mexico’s bookstore chain named for Mahatma Gandhi increasingly depends on non-book sales to stay ahead, according to the company’s marketing manager.
Ullstein and Bonnier UK are launching a new digital imprint called Manilla that will publish English ebook editions of bestselling German fiction.
After years of writing about radicalization and terrorism in the Middle East, Arab authors are now in the spotlight in France as readers try to understand the recent Paris attacks.
The bestselling novels in Germany in 2015 were diverse, from children’s to crime, new voices to established authors, with plenty of translations in the mix.
For a long time, Der Spiegel published the only German bestseller list. Now, Bild and Amazon are cooperating to bring a new player to the game.
Hemingway’s celebration of Paris in the 1920s, A Moveable Feast, has hit the top of the French bestseller lists following this month’s terror attacks.
At Frankfurt, look out for these hot titles from Japan, including Asia’s answer to Karl Ove Knausgaard, in the form of a lonely girl lost in the big city.