In Germany, more and more publishing houses are abolishing hard DRM in favor of digital watermarks. Latest to follow the trend is Holtzbrinck.
Do German Readers Prefer Print Books?
Does Germany’s love of reading extend to ebooks? The results of the 2015 Allensbach Media Market Analysis reveal just how digital Germany’s readers are.
Germany: A Nation Of Readers?
Germany is famous for its book culture, but how much do they really read? Allensbach Media Market Analysis offers some statistics on German reading habits.
Herzenstage Virtual Romance Festival a Hit with YA Readers
Three German publishers hosted a virtual romance festival, #Herzenstage, across social media to connect with young adult readers and romance fans.
Navid Kermani to Receive 2015 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade
German author and Middle East expert, Navid Kermani, will receive the 2015 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for his writing and political activism.
German Ebook Sales Reaches 4.3% Of Overall Book Market
Statistics from the publishers association show that German ebook sales have stabilized, with prices dropping year over year, and print sales are up.
Oetinger34, Community-Based Publishing Platform, To Release First Titles
This July, the first titles will appear from Oetinger34, a creative platform for authors, illustrators and readers launched by German publisher Oetinger in 2014.
Penguin Comes to Germany
Random House Germany will bring the iconic Penguin brand to German readers with the launch of Penguin Verlag. The first titles will come out in 2016.
Tolino Launches Self-Publishing Platform in Germany
Tolino, a German alliance of booksellers, launched a self-publishing platform, Tolino Media, which has already attracted notable, self-published authors in Germany.
Self-Publishing Day: German Indie Authors Unite
The second annual Self-Publishing Day in Münster, Germany, brought together authors, distributors and bestselling self-publishers like Poppy J. Anderson.