The editor-in-chief of Germany’s trade magazine Börsenblatt, Torsten Casimir becomes Frankfurter Buchmesse’s communications lead.
Germany’s Bestselling Books of 2020: Serious Themes and Escapism
The 2020 bestseller lists from Germany reflect readers’ interest in both engaging with current affairs and escaping into great stories.
Coronavirus Impact: German Bookstores’ April Downturn
In April, German bookstores saw hardcover and first-edition paperbacks sales drop by 47.3 percent, according to Börsenblatt magazine.
Germany’s Bestselling Books of 2019: Fiction, Nonfiction, Self-Help
In a strong year for nonfiction sales, Germany’s bestsellers of 2019 reflect a robust group of fiction and nonfiction titles by new and familiar authors.
The German Book Market in 2018, and a Look Ahead to 2019
Following the release of German book market data from 2018, the country’s publishers turn their attention to issues facing their industry in 2019.
Germany’s Bestselling Books of 2018: Crime, Politics, and Big Questions
In fiction, thriller writer Sebastian Fitzek tops the list of Germany’s bestselling books in 2018. In nonfiction, the top-selling title is Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming.’
German Ebooks Get ‘Proof of Life’ as Bestseller Lists Launch
In Germany e-books represent just 5.4% of book revenue, but the segment is growing and should get a boost from the country’s first e-book bestseller lists.
Adapted Hist-Fic Huge on German Boob Tube, Tie-ins Take Off Too
by Siobhan O’Leary Author and literary critic Elke Heidenreich once wielded enough power to make a book a bestseller in Germany simply by mentioning it on her television show Lesen!. When ZDF cancelled her show in late 2008 amidst controversial debates about its quality, many saw it as a sign that television networks now deemed books too unsexy for prime …
End of Year Sales Bode Well for German E-book Market
By Siobhan O’Leary German book chain Thalia reported its highest sales to date for its Oyo Reader in December, according to buchreport. The device — which reached stores in November — was one of Thalia’s top 5 bestselling products and, perhaps surprisingly, most of them were sold in-store rather than online. Thalia witnessed a corresponding increase in e-book sales, with figures …