After 20 years’ experience in German publishing, Beate Kuckertz has turned to a new challenge: starting a digital-first publisher in the print-focused German market.
Reflections on Self-Publishing Ayn Rand in Germany
Kai John spent his life savings to buy the rights to Atlas Shrugged and have it retranslated into German. Here, he reflects on his decision and its reception.
Stories Can Lead to More Stories
At Frankfurt’s 2012 StoryDrive conference, Small Demons CEO and co-found Valla Vakili spoke his how references in stories can actually lead to more book discovery.
Digital Publishing: Lessons Learned
Publishing CEOs from the UK and Australia sat on a panel at the Frankfurt Book Fair to discuss their experiences navigating the increasingly digital book marketplace.
German Self-Published Authors Reach Mobile, Int’l Platforms
XinXii has begun offering German self-published authors mobile platform sales, and as the segment expands, it and other companies are selling abroad as well.
BooXtream on “Social DRM” as a Better Option for E-books
To DRM or not to DRM? Holland’s BooXtream advocates a third way: digital watermarking, or social DRM, which lets publishers to track a file back to a buyer.
Germany’s GRIN Extends Platform to Digital First, Int’l Publishers
Germany’s GRIN, a 14-year-old platform for academic self-publishing, is now offering services to digital-first, trade and international publishers.
Case Study: And Other Stories’ “Editorial Crowd-sourcing” for Translations
UK publisher And Other Stories relies on reading groups to help choose which books to translate. Here’s a look from inside the German reading group in Berlin.
Telegram CEO Says Sweden Moving Too Slow in Digital Sweepstakes
‘It’s sad, but sometimes I really long for Amazon,’ muses Per Näsholm, CEO of Sweden’s Telegram, company that combines books and music, print and digital.
Novellix, Dejavu Push Publishing Innovation in Sweden
The Big Three may dominate Swedish publishing, but innovation is happening on the periphery at start-ups like short-form publisher Novelix and POD provider Dejavu.