In Germany, more and more publishing houses are abolishing hard DRM in favor of digital watermarks. Latest to follow the trend is Holtzbrinck.
Frankfurt Book Fair director Juergen Boos spends much of the year traveling to ensure that the best of global publishing is represented at the Fair in October.
Does Germany’s love of reading extend to ebooks? The results of the 2015 Allensbach Media Market Analysis reveal just how digital Germany’s readers are.
Germany is famous for its book culture, but how much do they really read? Allensbach Media Market Analysis offers some statistics on German reading habits.
Three German publishers hosted a virtual romance festival, #Herzenstage, across social media to connect with young adult readers and romance fans.
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.
The Frankfurt Book Fair has formally announced France will be its 2017 Guest of Honor country. The Institut Français will organize France’s program.
Ronald Schild of Germany’s MVB discusses how research shows simple metadata fixes, like putting the language of a book in your metadata, can double sales.
The German Bookseller and Publishers Association presents statistics for the German book market 2014. Sales are up in nonfiction and at physical bookstores.