NPR reports that a German-based group called PediaPress is raising money to publish a print edition of all of Wikipedia’s 4.5 million articles.
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Prior to the opening of the London Book Fair, Ed Nawotka wonders why in the digital age such events still exist? The answer is easy: word-of-mouth.
Corey Pressman of Exprima Media links the closure of Readmill to the evolution of post-print culture, or what Marshall McLuhan called ‘the second orality.’
Having sold 1.4 million copies in Germany, Timur Vermes’ Look Who’s Back, a satirical novel about the return of Hitler, is hitting UK bookstores this month.
Checkpoints. Watchtowers. Walls. Why do we persist in dividing people when it only served to diminish hope and the greater good?, asks author Beth Kephart.
Porter Anderson sets up the #EtherIssue discussion with a look at Craig Mod’s new release, Hi, and other young publishing-related companies.
Germany’s small press scene is thriving, with an eclectic mix of ambitious publishers seeking out new authors, experimenting with formats and finding audiences.
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.
Porter Anderson reports on the inaugural London Author Fair conference in Covent Garden and looking at the role agents might play for self-publishers.
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.