‘The directive is not perfect, but it is a very important step in the right direction,’ says Dr. Jessica Sänger of Germany’s Börsenverein as a Council of the European Union vote is awaited on the newly negotiated copyright agreement.
KNV’s February 14 bankruptcy filing has left the Germany’s book market ‘shaken’ as the reorganization administration works to stabilize the company.
Jurors have been named in the 2019 German Book Prize competition. The winner will be announced on October 14 during the Frankfurter Buchmesse.
Following the release of German book market data from 2018, the country’s publishers turn their attention to issues facing their industry in 2019.
The biennial program in the humanities from Geisteswissenschaften International names translators Brian Hanrahan and Alan Robinson winners of the 2019 competition cycle.
‘Democracy thrives not on disputes, but rather on good arguments,’ say author-scholars Jan and Eleida Assmann in their acceptance speech in Frankfurt for the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.
The Frankfurt Book Fair releases attendance numbers, and PP looks back at the week’s discussions of international book trends and political issues.
‘The abridgement of the rights of a single individual is a breach against each and every one of us,’ the Library of Alexandria’s Ismail Serageldin, for Frankfurt’s #OnTheSamePage campaign.
A European Parliament vote this week is expected to trigger more discussion on the EU copyright directive, which has both harsh critics and supporters.
Taking in several historical perspectives, the newly announced shortlist for the coveted German Book Prize offers what the jury calls ‘the sensuousness of another time, which always evokes ours.’