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Jaron Lanier to Receive 2014 Peace Prize from German Book Trade

Jaron Lanier

Jaron Lanier will receive the 2014 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for his writing and advocacy about ‘the dangers involved when human beings are reduced to digital categories.’

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Literary Agent Q&A: Barbara Griffini of Berla & Griffini Rights Agency

Barbara Griffini, literary agent

Barbara Griffini, a translator and literary agent representing Italian authors, provides a snapshot of her working life selling rights in Europe and the US.

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Amazon Bullies Publishers Overseas As Well

Anti Amazon

Amazon is seeking better contract terms with Bonnier in Germany and seeking leverage by stocking fewer Bonnier titles and slowing deliveries.

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A Magic Formula? Or How to Sell a German Book in America

Maxim Leo

Maxim Leo’s bestselling memoir ‘Red Love’ won the European Book Prize in 2011, but it took the commitment of a small publisher to bring it to English-speakers.

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Berlin’s Re:publica14: Making the Internet Strong and Free

Republica 14

Re:publica14 in Berlin offered a glimpse into the German internet psyche, which is consumed with issues of net neutrality, censorship and political pranks.

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Bridging the Gap: Why Publishing’s Future is at Risk

Baldur Bjarnason

Digital publishing is easier. But what if your customers want something that doesn’t look or work like an ebook? What if you can’t make what the consumer wants?

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Publishing’s “Metamorphoses” at Klopotek 2014′s Berlin Forum

Delegates to Klopotek AG''s Publishers' Forum give outgoing conference chief Helmut von Berg a standing ovation in Berlin. Behind him: Porter Anderson, Edward Nawotka, Hugh Howey.

A recap the key points in the 2014 Klopotek Publishers’ Forum in Berlin this past week. The top message to the German audience: ‘embrace change or die.’

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9 “Don’ts for Publishers” 2014 Edition

Richard Charkin's Dont's for Publishers

Richard Charkin of Bloomsbury UK, offered a list of Don’ts for Publishers riffing on Bloomsbury’s two million-copy bestselling revivals from 1913.

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Frankfurt Book Fair Announces “New Concept” for 2015

Booths and pavilions crowd the floor of Halle 8.0 at Frankfurt Book Fair 2013. By 2015, the English-language publishers will move to Halls 6 and 4. Photo: Porter Anderson

The official press release for the new concept 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair outlines numerous moves, with many impacting English-language publishers.

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Wikipedia: The Book?

logl wikipedia books

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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