Books on Financial Crisis Dominate German Bestseller Lists

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary

Though Germany has generally maintained its financial health during the global economic crisis (at least in comparison to the US and some other parts of Europe), books dealing with the global financial crisis are still dominating business book bestseller lists in Germany. According to Buchreport, eight of the current top 15 business books deal with the crisis and its aftermath. However, fewer and fewer of these bestsellers are coming from the publishers who traditionally specialize in business books. Nine of the top-15 titles are the work of general trade publishing houses. The one title that has had real staying power on the business list is Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek, which was published back in 2008.

About the Author

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.