‘Traditional as well as language-focused and risk-taking narratives’ are on the longlist for this year’s German Book Prize, says jury chair Katja Gasser.
On the European Commission’s geo-blocking regulations for ebooks, the Italian, Greek, French, and European publishing associations issue words of caution.
Stepping up its international expansion with an entry into the US market, Germany’s MVB acquires two ordering services, forming a New York-based subsidiary.
On the way to Europe’s Digital Single Market, booksellers are alarmed by proposed EU legislation on geo-blocking and its potential effects on ebook sales.
Even as German booksellers see online efforts pay off, consumption patterns are weaker, says a new report: ‘A truly distressing drop in customer frequency.”
The German Booksellers & Publishers Association will honor Margaret Atwood with its Peace Prize for being ‘one of the most important storytellers of our era.’
‘A fine use of language that conveyed the text’s complexity’ led jurors to their top choice in the Geisteswissenschaften Nonfiction Translators Competition.
Of an initial 156 books, the jury in the 25,000-euro German Book Prize has selected 20 titles ‘linguistically diverse’ titles for the longlist.
As Germany’s publishing industry reels from a Supreme Court ruling on copyright levies that could plunge some houses into bankruptcy, legal counsel to the Börsenverein tells us that a Constitutional Court challenge will be attempted.
By Siobhan O’Leary A new initiative backed by the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels was announced earlier this month in Berlin, the goal of which is to provide stronger representation for the creative industries in politics and beyond. The Deutsche Content Allianz was outlined in a joint declaration to the public and calls for a fair business environment for these industries …