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.
‘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.