Two independent publishers in Germany talk about how they are preserving their literary lists as the market shifts toward commercial titles and other forms of entertainment.
The week of Frankfurter Buchmesse will be kicked off by the fair’s second 5K fun run, and submissions have opened for this year’s A Book Is a Film Is a Game program’s awards.
UK and US editors are in Germany this week—on a trip organized by the Frankfurter Buchmesse—and hearing German publishers address a big issue in the market right now: finding more book buyers.
Citing a record 457 submissions, Frankfurter Buchmesse–coming up October 10 to 14 this year–awards free exhibitor stands to a Danish artificial intelligence platform and a community publisher with bloggers.
German-language users spend an average 10 million minutes on Wattpad daily. That may soon pay off for both the platform in Toronto and for Munich’s Bavaria Fiction in a new partnership.
The husband-wife team of Aleida and Jan Assmann, both authors and researchers, are known for their work in “cultural memory” and its contrast in many instances to individual experience and recollection in society.
Translation funding for international publishers interested in Scottish writings and a call for papers and presentations for the January Future!Publish conference in Germany are open and have deadlines in place this summer.
The latest book market statistics from Germany show that flat book sales are being generated by fewer overall book buyers. The Börsenverein calls for a focus on potential readers.
This year’s Gutekunst Prize from the Goethe-Institut NY goes to translator Nick Andrews. And in Canada, the French Embassy has announced two translation initiatives, both with July 20 deadlines.
The new category announced in Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Film Awards program is for Best Illustrated Book on a Film-Related Subject–sumptuous film biographies, costume-design studies, or the making of a ground-breaking design: all are fair game in this new class of entry.