The Julius Campe Award this year recognizes the 74-year-old Frankfurter Buchmesse for its work in literature and ‘genuine spirit.’
Interview: Klett-Cotta’s Tom Kraushaar on German Independents and ‘Publisher Days’
Seven German book publishers—’competitors in real life,’ says Klett-Cotta publisher Tom Kraushaar—look forward to the next gathering.
German Writer Siegfried Lenz Dies at 88
Siegfried Lenz, an influential literary figure in post-War Germany, died on October 7, 2014. His publisher at Hoffmann und Campe reflects on the writer’s career.
Marketing Misfire: Promo Recipe Recalled Over Poison Ingredient
By Siobhan O’Leary German publisher Hoffmann und Campe has issued a recall for a detachable promotional recipe card in its new fall catalogue out of concern that it might leave a bad taste in readers’ mouths — or worse. The recipe card, which was meant to tie in with Tanja Griesel’s new crime novel Rothard, features a fake recipe for …
Germany’s Big Publishers Yet To Sign on with Apple’s iPad
By Siobhan O’Leary Germany’s largest publishers have not been as quick to embrace the iPad as their American counterparts. As reported in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Apple has not signed on any of the largest German book publishers to its iBookstore just three weeks before the launch of the device in Germany (though they had already landed Penguin, Hachette, Macmillan, S&S …
Saramago Dumps German Publisher Over Disputed Blog
By Siobhan O’Leary Portuguese Nobel Prize winner and international bestseller José Saramago, who has been published in German by Rowohlt Verlag to this point, is moving houses to Hoffmann und Campe. In a statement to the Boersenblatt, Rowohlt spokeswoman Regina Steinicke revealed that the split resulted from a disagreement over the publication of Saramago’s blog in printed form under Rowohlt …