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CONTEC Conference 2014: Big Data’s Crystal Ball

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger spoke at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair about Big Data.

At the Frankfurt Book Fair’s CONTEC conference, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger spoke about how big data can revolutionize publishers’ products, services and insights.

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Lutz Seiler Wins 2014 German Book Prize


51-year-old poet Lutz Seiler has won the prestigious 2014 German Book Prize for his first novel, Kruso, which plays off the story of Robinson Crusoe.

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An Affluent Affinity: Dutch/German Publishing Relations

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Reintje Gianotten of the Dutch Foundation for Literature discusses the symbiotic relationship between German and Dutch publishing and its long history.

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Life and Death at Frankfurt

Barbara Zitwer

Literary agent Barbara J. Zitwer reflects on the pivotal role the Frankfurt Book Fair has played in her life and career.

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Spiritualism and the Death of the Hero in the Internet Age

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Frankfurt Book Fair StoryDrive speaker and Swedish provocateur, Alexander Bard, argues that the internet is engendering a new collective spirituality.

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4 Tips to Survive, Thrive in Frankfurt as a Foreign Rights Agent

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Marleen Seegers of the 2 Seas Agency advises foreign rights agents attending Frankfurt to be prepared, stay late, try new things and, yes, don’t drink alcohol.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Claudia Wittman, Germany

Claudia Wittman, founder of The Wittmann Agency (photo by Sabine Münch)

Claudia Wittman, literary agent and founder of the Wittman Agency in Germany, talks about how her rights business manages the massive changes in the book publishing industry.

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Italy’s Claudio Magris Wins 2014 $150,000 FIL Prize

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Italian writer Claudio Magris (b. 1939) has been awarded the 2014 Prize in Romance Languages by the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL).

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Literary Agent Q&A: Frauke Jung-Lindemann, Germany

Dr. Frauke Jung-Lindemann, literary agent and founder of The Berlin Agency

Dr. Frauke Jung Lindemann, founder of The Berlin Agency, talks about the changing rights business and how she’s found more opportunities in the film market.

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German-language Authors Join in Battle Against Amazon

Austrian Nobel Prize-winner Elfriede Jelinek is among the signatories of the "anti-Amazon" letter.

Austrian, Swiss and German authors have sent an open letter of protest to Amazon, protesting the use of ‘authors and their books as a bargaining chip to exact deeper discounts.’

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