In 2017, the bestselling books in Germany show that readers are interested in translated fiction and thrillers. Nonfiction bestseller lists included more German authors than foreign authors.
Cliffhanger: Dan Brown at Frankfurt Book Fair on the ‘Origin’ of His Work’s Drama
‘It’s dangerous when religion thinks it has the market cornered on morality,’ Dan Brown told his readers at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Dan Brown Speaks at Frankfurt Book Fair: ‘Origin’ Is Published in Germany by Bastei Lübbe
Releasing in some 50 languages in early October, Dan Brown’s ‘Origin’ is set ‘on a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols.’
Dan Brown on the Writing Life as a Global Megaseller
What’s it like to sell over 200 million books worldwide? Dan Brown speaks with Publishing Perspectives about his writing life in the wake of enormous success.
Dan Brown’s “Inferno” Translated in an Underground Italian Bunker
The translators of Dan Brown’s Inferno, who worked in isolation for months, speak out on just how far their publishers went to to keep their work secret.
Can Dan Brown Do for Dante What He Did for Opus Dei?
Dan Brown’s new book about Dante, Inferno, will be published on May 14, with a 4 million copy first printing in the US; Dante scholars shudder in anticipation.
Hoods, Hustlers, and Machiavelli: Ex-Prison Librarian Avi Steinberg on Reading Behind Bars
Editorial by Avi Steinberg There are almost as many reasons why an inmate would visit a prison library as there are books on the shelves — and at the prison library where I worked, there were roughly 20,000 books. After nearly two years as a librarian in the joint, I was still discovering new reasons. Some people came to the …
Lubbe Fighting Lost Symbol Piracy
By Siobhan O’Leary German publisher Lübbe is taking a hardline approach to piracy, particularly with regards to the audiobook version of Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol (Das verlorene Symbol). The Waldorf Chancery in Munich — a staff of attorneys specializing in copyright law — has been asked to send out warnings to individuals who illegally download the audiobook from filesharing …
Holiday Book Sales Still Down in Deutschland
By Siobhan O’Leary The final weekend of the holiday shopping season was not exactly a source of holiday cheer for booksellers in Germany. Sales fell 6.2% from the results for the same weekend in 2008, likely due in part to sub-freezing temperatures and snowfall throughout the country. The results were provided exclusively to the Boersenblatt by Media Control GfK International. …
German Buch News: Holiday Book Sales Top ’08; Editor to Document Six Months Offline
By Siobhan O’Leary Book sales for the second Saturday of the official holiday shopping season in Germany were up 2.9% over the same day last year, reports the Borsenblatt. The bestselling title was once again Das Verlorene Symbol (The Lost Symbol) by Dan Brown, with Manfred Lütz’s title Irre – Wir behandeln die Falschen (Insane – We’re Treating the Wrong …