After a slow start to Germany’s holiday book sales in 2015, shopping picked up during December and bookstores managed to finish slightly ahead.
For a long time, Der Spiegel published the only German bestseller list. Now, Bild and Amazon are cooperating to bring a new player to the game.
Crucial holiday book sales in Germany have been low so far. We’re taking a closer look at Germany’s holiday spending behavior this year.
The ebook market share in Germany shows slow growth in 2015, according to the German Publishers Association and research company GfK.
Monique Schwitter has won the 2015 Swiss Book Prize for her book, One in the Other. She will receive 30,000 Swiss francs in prize winnings.
Oetinger, one of Germany’s largest children’s books publishers, has launched a new company, Storydocks, dedicated to interactive and digital storytelling.
Tolino, an alliance of German booksellers and counterpart to Amazon, welcomes two new booksellers, Mayersche and Osiander, and strengthens its position.
The fifth annual Virenschleuderpreis, organized by Leander Wattig and the Frankfurt Book Fair, honored five viral marketing campaigns in German media.
With his novel, The Invention of the Red Army Faction by a Manic Depressive Teenager in the Summer of 1969, Frank Witzel has won the 2015 German Book Prize.
One of Germany’s leading literary critics, Hellmuth Karasek, died on September 29, 2015. He was 81 years old.