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Issues on the Ether: How Is Self-Publishing Maturing?

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This week’s Publishing Perspective’s #EtherIssue looks at the debate about quality and changing perceptions of the self-publishing community in the broader market.

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German Transmedia: Storytelling to Stimulate Several Senses

Insa Kohler and Andresa Winkelmann

Germany’s Rowohlt and Das Wilde Dutzend (The Wild Dozen) embody the latest thinking in transmedia storytelling, one is re-imagining the thriller and the other, fairy tales.

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Celebrate 15 Years of German Book Office New York


On December 11, the German Book Office New York will celebrate 15 years promoting German literature in North America and connecting the German and American publishing industries.

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Surviving in the Face of Abundance

Helmut von Berg is a director at Klopotek AG

Our world is overflowing with media. To argue in favor of more specialization and differentiation seems foolish – but still it is neither avoidable nor impossible, writes Helmut von Berg.

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From Crowdfunding to Author Advances: German Self-Publishing Experimentation

Gunnar Siewert, BookRix

The self-publishing ecosystem in Germany is expanding into more dramatic experimentation, from crowdsourcing to offering author advances.

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How a Trio of Startups is Tackling Book Discovery in Germany

Volker Oppmann

Germany’s Skoobe, Flipintu and LOG.OS are bringing fresh ideas and insight to helping German readers find their next book to read or buy.

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How Self-Publishing Led Amazon to German Ebook Dominance

How to Publish in Germany

In Germany, where fixed price laws demand a level playing field, Amazon’s KDP gave its self-published authors an edge when it came to ebooks.

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Is Self-Publishing and Open Access Viable for Art Publishing?


A German art foundation is experimenting with an open-access self-published monograph as an ebook. Could this be a model for other institutions looking for greater exposure?

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Sara Bershtel Wins Friedrich Ulfers Prize Ahead of Festival Neue Literatur

Author Monique Truong, festival curator Tess Lewis, festival director Brittany Hazelwood, and Deutsches Haus at NYU director Martin Rauchbauer

Metropolitan Books publisher Sara Bershtel will receive the 2014 Friedrich Ulfers Prize for her contributions to German literature in the USA. The prize is part of NYC’s Festival Neue Literatur.

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In Germany Digital Publishing is No Longer Satan, But Savior

EPublish Conference

At Berlin’s E:PUBLISH conference last week, one felt German publishing had finally fully embraced digital as a means of helping the industry and literature thrive.

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