Google Editions Coming to Germany in Early 2010

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary

Annabella Weisl

Google Editions will launch in Germany in the first half of 2010, says Annabella Weisl, Google Book Search Manager for Germany, in an interview with Borsenblatt. She says Google has 9,000 participating publishers and 600,000 titles in Europe, many of which are German. In addition, a supplementary agreement for German publishers who want to participate in the Google Books Partner Program is currently being drafted by Google’s legal department and will be available in the first half of 2010. Weisl broached the subject of Germany’s fixed book pricing, stating that publishers will set the prices of Google Editions of their books and that Google will adhere to German fixed book price legislation.

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Siobhan O'Leary

Siobhan O’Leary is a literary agent, translator and writer based in Berlin. She previously worked in the Foreign Rights department of the Crown Publishing Group (Random House) and at the publishing consulting firm Market Partners International.