One of Germany’s major publishers offers two platforms to self-published authors—and one of them leads toward the traditional industry, not away from it.
Hybrid German author Karl Olsberg describes how he leveraged the huge audience of Minecraft fans to sell a series of novels based on the game.
Re:publica14 in Berlin offered a glimpse into the German internet psyche, which is consumed with issues of net neutrality, censorship and political pranks.
A German art foundation is experimenting with an open-access self-published monograph as an ebook. Could this be a model for other institutions looking for greater exposure?
At Berlin’s re:publica conference netizens showed their continuing enthusiasm for the book at talks dedicated to library digitization, metadata, and how the internet is changing literary writing.
Online voters will determine which self-published books deserve to win Der Neue Buchpreis and cash at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.
In Germany old publishing habits die hard. But the country’s burgeoning self-publishing industry is challenging the status quo.