Are Self Publishing and Traditional Publishing Destined to Merge?

In Discussion by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Over the last few years as self publishing has gained more traction among readers, booksellers and the publishing industry in general, self publishing has been seen as competition to traditional publishing. Our feature story today about Droemer Knaur’s online writing platform Neobooks is one example of how self publishing and traditional publishing can actually be complementary to …

Droemer Knaur’s Neobooks Brings Self-to-Traditional Publishing to Germany

In Europe by Amanda DeMarco

Neobooks, an online writing community launched by German publisher Droemer Knaur, is seeking out the intersection between self publishing and traditional publishing. By Amanda DeMarco BERLIN: Despite what the majority of the German publishing community might think, online author and reader self-publishing communities are not a new phenomenon in the country. Platforms like Epidu or Bookrix have allowed authors to post their …

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E-booksellers Ciando, txtr Add Publishers, Titles

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary German e-book retailer ciando has sealed deals with publishers Droemer Knaur, Fischer, Kiepenheuer & Witsch and Rowohlt to make 1,300 of their fiction and non-fiction e-book titles available on both of its platforms: and As reported in a press release from ciando, the books will all be available in EPUB format. The new partnerships will allow ciando to build upon the …