Google Books ‘auf Deutsch’

In Feature Articles by Guest Contributor

Interview by Nicholas Gary Yesterday’s news about Hachette Livre’s deal with Google to scan and sell 40 to 50,000 out-of-print books came as something of a surprise to many. Could the same thing happen in Germany? Annabella Weiss, the manager for Google Books for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, won’t say. But she did speak with Nicholas Gary of Actualitté, about what …

Surprise! Hachette Livre Enlists Google to Scan/Sell 40-50,000 OOP Titles

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Google Books in France has been anything if not contentious. It was December last year when a Paris court ruled that Google violated French copyright law and ordered the company to pay €300,000 in damages and interest to French publisher La Martiniere for unlawfully scanning and posting portions of the publishers books on it’s database. Then in …

E-Books, Google Editions and Struggling Book Sales

In Digital by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox (This story originally appeared in the Publishing Perspectives show daily at the Frankfurt Book Fair on 7 October 2010. Download the complete show daily here or click on the image to view the online version.) Livres Hebdo, in partnership with Publishers Weekly, buchreport, and The Bookseller, hosted a panel yesterday titled “CEO Talk: The Global Ranking …

Indie Booksellers Have High Hopes for Google Partnership

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

by Helen Gregg A significant number of independent bookstores have high hopes for the launch of Google Editions, the search engine giant’s much talked-about foray into e-books, reported the New York Times. For the past few years, smaller booksellers have struggled to compete with online e-book retailers such as Amazon or Apple. And while Google will also sell e-books directly …