Our monthly selection of reviews from BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books, stars a novel about a doomsday Cassandra and a guide to overcoming concussions without drugs.
Bookstore Marketing Promotions Spread Across Europe
The USA’s IndieBound initiative to promote book purchases from local independent bookstores has prompted similar campaigns in the UK, Germany, and Holland.
E-book Market in Germany Profitable for “A Small Minority”
Our wide angle survey of the e-book scene in Germany finds the e-book market at 6.2% of sales, but growth in demand, devices and titles promises more to come.
Germany’s Digital Innovators on Display at Publishers’ Forum
The Publishers Forum in Berlin addressed the growing development of digital products like enhanced e-books, digital textbooks, e-book subscriptions.
German Ebooks Get ‘Proof of Life’ as Bestseller Lists Launch
In Germany e-books represent just 5.4% of book revenue, but the segment is growing and should get a boost from the country’s first e-book bestseller lists.
German Publishers Fuel Digitization, Billions Spent in 2011
Reflecting a shift toward investments in digital business models, Germany’s book trade came invested €0.78 billion in acquisitions and development in 2011.
Greek Bookseller Fights on Despite Austerity, Riots in Athens
Athenian bookseller Foteini Tsigarida discusses bringing her family business into the 21st century amid a disastrous economy in Greece.
New Book Prize Offers 20,000 Euros to German Self-Publishers
Online voters will determine which self-published books deserve to win Der Neue Buchpreis and cash at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.
Sprechen Sie Kobo?
Kobo has launched in Germany, the cornerstone of a plan to dominate European e-bookselling.
“A German Lid for Every Russian Pot”: Schischkin Wins €25,000 Int’l Lit Award
This year’s International Literature Award has gone to Russian author Mikhail Schischkin for his novel Venushaar [Maiden’s Hair], published in Germany by DVA.