Speakers at the opening press conference of the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair stressed the importance of book publishing and freedom to publish, as well as the need to focus on tomorrow’s readers.
‘Traditional as well as language-focused and risk-taking narratives’ are on the longlist for this year’s German Book Prize, says jury chair Katja Gasser.
On the European Commission’s geo-blocking regulations for ebooks, the Italian, Greek, French, and European publishing associations issue words of caution.
Stepping up its international expansion with an entry into the US market, Germany’s MVB acquires two ordering services, forming a New York-based subsidiary.
On the way to Europe’s Digital Single Market, booksellers are alarmed by proposed EU legislation on geo-blocking and its potential effects on ebook sales.
Even as German booksellers see online efforts pay off, consumption patterns are weaker, says a new report: ‘A truly distressing drop in customer frequency.”
The German Booksellers & Publishers Association will honor Margaret Atwood with its Peace Prize for being ‘one of the most important storytellers of our era.’
As Germany’s ContentShift opens applications to startups for a second year, The Netherlands’ Renew the Book concludes its second year with its award.
Amid concern for the impact on publishers, Germany’s collective management organizations must recoup copyright revenues distributed between 2012 and 2015.
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.