Germany’s Boersenverein and PEN call for support of Turkey’s oppressed authors and journalists in the form of a petition with more than 111,000 signatures.
‘A fine use of language that conveyed the text’s complexity’ led jurors to their top choice in the Geisteswissenschaften Nonfiction Translators Competition.
In a consistent German book market, the Boersenverein reports rising ebook sales by volume, but lower prices are driving down revenue from digital products.
ContentShift, an accelerator for publishing startups, named Papego the startup of the year for its potential to become an international industry standard.
Six shortlisted startups are headed to Frankfurt Book Fair, where they’re in contention for a €10,000 award as part of the newly devised ContentShift accelerator program led by Germany’s Börsenverein.
Germany’s publishing leadership’s petition for #FreeWordsTurkey calls for protection of free expression after the coup attempt of July.
Of an initial 156 books, the jury in the 25,000-euro German Book Prize has selected 20 titles ‘linguistically diverse’ titles for the longlist.
The new ‘Buch an Bord’ campaign from Condor airlines and Vorsicht! Buch in Germany offers travelers and extra kilo in their hand luggage just for books.
As Germany’s publishing industry reels from a Supreme Court ruling on copyright levies that could plunge some houses into bankruptcy, legal counsel to the Börsenverein tells us that a Constitutional Court challenge will be attempted.
This year’s Digital Book World seems to be off to a start led by inquiry, guidance, and a pressing question: what’s next?