Discussions at this year’s Leipzig Book Fair proved that ebooks and self publishing are gaining wider acceptance in Germany, and readers are more open to digitization.
As in financial matters, will the rest of continental Europe be forced to fall in line with Germany’s lead in embracing ebooks and digital publishing?
Holtzbrinck’s five-year-old self-publishing platform epubli is expanding to the UK amid a huge shift in attitude toward self-publishing and its potential.
Bastei Lübbe is eight months into its first English launch, with modest results. How will their brand-new Spanish and Mandarin content fare in 2013?
Print remains prestigious in the boutique realms of independent magazines, zines and comics. Berlin’s Anikibo promises to offer the best indie magazine selection — online.
The New York Times has been increasingly slow to pick up on trends in the book business, but if the people who buy newspapers are likely still the same people who buy books, they deserve better.
Porter Anderson’s weekly round-up of writerly buzz from around the web previews this week’s AWP conference in Boston, B&N’s bad news, Ian McEwan’s doubts about fiction and more.
German Thalia, Weltbild, Hugendubel, as well as Bertelsmann and Deutsche Telekom, have launched Tolino, a new ebook platform to compete with Amazon.
The latest publishing news from Brazil features bookseller Curitiba’s strong 2012 results, the Ministry of Culture’s resumes book promotion oversite, Brazilians at the Leipzig Book Fair, and more.
This Friday, booksellers Thalia, Weltbild, Hugendubel, as well as Bertelsmann and Deutsche Telekom, will announce a new project. Speculators say it may be an ebook platform.