Germany’s De Gruyter Book Archive already is thought to house some 50,000 titles, though it was launched only last year.l The Berlin State Library’s Prussian collection becomes a new anchor in the publisher’s own historical reach back to 1749.
THE ARTS+ at Frankfurter Buchmesse looks at the ‘cultural heritage of tomorrow,’ introducing a new creative AI forum, and stating three ‘micro-conferences.’
‘Up-to-the-minute political and scientific discourses’ are at the heart of the September 5 to 15 International Literature Festival Berlin this year, which is programmed around six guiding pillars of interest.
This is the second year of operation for Germany’s Buchtrailer Awards and the third year for the UK’s Republic of Consciousness Prize for small presses. Both niche programs have opened for submissions.
The growing list of political Trump books published in the States this season are seeing strong foreign rights sales into Europe.
This year’s German Book Prize longlist for Germany’s most prestigious literary prize includes authors Maxim Biller, Helene Hegemann, and other familiar names
Taking into account a couple of cases of talented writers crossing borders, some 10 nations are represented in our new rights roundup, spanning a clutch of interesting genres and rights opportunities.
Turning to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70, Frankfurter Buchmesse is joining with the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels to create the #OnTheSamePage campaign.
In Germany, Matthäus Cygan moves from digital direction at Random to business development at Frankfurter Buchmesse, and in the States, Kristin Fassler moves from Ballantine to Atria in marketing.
The 10-year-old Düsseldorf University Press is acquired by Berlin’s De Gruyter, while a US independent publisher of Mo Yan and Octavio Paz is to be distributed by Simon & Schuster.