German mobile storytelling app oolipo has its funding curtailed by Bastei Lübbe, while marketing tool OptiQly’s assets are bought by Ingram Content.
‘It’s dangerous when religion thinks it has the market cornered on morality,’ Dan Brown told his readers at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
‘The creative team had to learn to speak tech,’ but Germany’s oolipo now is close to releasing its tools for user-generated content development.
Releasing in some 50 languages in early October, Dan Brown’s ‘Origin’ is set ‘on a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols.’
Mobile storytelling platform oolipo has released its iOS mobile app along with 12 original, multimedia series. ‘Creative storytellers’ and Android to follow.
Five German publishing houses united to organize LitBlog, Germany’s first convention for book bloggers, YouTubers and tweeters alike.
In Germany, publisher Bastei Lübbe and bookseller Hugendubel offer vending machines where you can donate unwanted gifts in exchange for new books.