The fifth annual Virenschleuderpreis, organized by Leander Wattig and the Frankfurt Book Fair, honored five viral marketing campaigns in German media.
Frank Witzel Wins the German Book Prize 2015
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.
Hellmuth Karasek, German Literary Critic, Dies
One of Germany’s leading literary critics, Hellmuth Karasek, died on September 29, 2015. He was 81 years old.
Get to Know the 2015 German Book Prize Shortlist
The winner of the German Book Prize, Germany’s most prestigious literature award, will be chosen from these six shortlisted novels just before the Frankfurt Book Fair.
German Book Trade Says #RefugeesWelcome
As the refugee crisis continues and the number of refugees coming into Europe rises, the German book trade has responded with offers of help.
Amazon “Prime Now” Coming to Germany?
According to the German newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Amazon is establishing two new logistic centers in Munich to offer same-day delivery in the city.
Move Over, Kindle Charts: Tolino Launches Ebook Bestseller List
The German digital literary scene boasts a new bestseller list: the Tolino Ebook Bestseller List. Tolino, a German bookseller alliance, is Germany’s counterpart to Amazon.
German Book Prize 2015: A Look into the Longlist
The longlist of the 2015 German Book Prize includes some new and familiar authors. Find out more about these books and the rights available.
Games Meet Books at Gamescom Cologne
Gamescon Cologne and the Frankfurt Book Fair invited rights pros from book publishing, video games and others to meet and discuss rights and licensing.
The State of Self-Publishing in Germany
In a new survey on self-publishing in Germany, indie authors report more satisfaction, longer term commitments to self-publishing, and wariness of traditional publishers.