Germany’s Galiani Verlag to Publish Ai Weiwei’s Blog as Book

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary BERLIN: Chinese artist Ai Weiwei had plans to temporarily relocate to Berlin when he was detained by police at Beijing airport on April 3rd and taken to an undisclosed location. When his latest exhibition opened at Galerie Neugerriemschneider as part of Berlin’s 7th annual Gallery Weekend earlier this month, the artist was not in attendance. He had earlier …

Why Mergers Are Like Marriages: Aufbau and Eichborn Make Strange Bedfellows in Germany

In Europe by Siobhan O'Leary

“The publisher with the fly” takes a dive: Germany is abuzz with rumors that the Eichborn/Aufbau merger may be a bust. By Siobhan O’Leary When representatives of Eichborn Verlag and Aufbau Verlag held a press conference in Berlin in January to announce their intended collaboration and Eichborn’s anticipated move from Frankfurt to Berlin, it seemed that the two large German …

Why Do So Many Publishers Say “I Love You, Now Change”?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka “I love you, now change,” is something we’ve all heard before in relationships. It’s likely that instead of actually being in love with the person as they are, you’re in love with the person as you imagine them to be. The desire to shape them into the perfect creature is not unreasonable.  Illusion is, frankly, a part …