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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Barbara Griffini, a translator and literary agent representing Italian authors, provides a snapshot of her working life selling rights in Europe and the US.
Amazon is seeking better contract terms with Bonnier in Germany and seeking leverage by stocking fewer Bonnier titles and slowing deliveries.
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.
Re:publica14 in Berlin offered a glimpse into the German internet psyche, which is consumed with issues of net neutrality, censorship and political pranks.
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?
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.’
Richard Charkin of Bloomsbury UK, offered a list of Don’ts for Publishers riffing on Bloomsbury’s two million-copy bestselling revivals from 1913.
The official press release for the new concept 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair outlines numerous moves, with many impacting English-language publishers.
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.