Star authors Jojo Moyes, Lee Child, and Kate Mosse join Ken Follett on a European ‘Friendship Tour’ to connect with fans in four countries.
Frankfurt 2019: Big Crowds, Upbeat Industry, Social Purpose
Overall visitor numbers were up at the 2019 Frankfurter Buchmesse, where rights trade was brisk and events addressed timely topics including Brexit, feminism, racism, and climate crisis.
Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019 BookFest Gala: Atwood, Follett, Lunde, Shafak, Whitehead
Capping this year’s BookFest events at Frankfurt will be an evening with Margaret Atwood, Maja Lunde, Elif Shafak, Colson Whitehead, and Ken Follett.
Games Meet Books at Gamescom Cologne
Gamescon Cologne and the Frankfurt Book Fair invited rights pros from book publishing, video games and others to meet and discuss rights and licensing.
Pixels of the Earth: An Interview with Ken Follett
Ken Follett discusses how his novel, Pillars of the Earth, is being turned into a video game by German publisher Bastei Luebbe and Daedalic Entertainment.
Adapted Hist-Fic Huge on German Boob Tube, Tie-ins Take Off Too
by Siobhan O’Leary Author and literary critic Elke Heidenreich once wielded enough power to make a book a bestseller in Germany simply by mentioning it on her television show Lesen!. When ZDF cancelled her show in late 2008 amidst controversial debates about its quality, many saw it as a sign that television networks now deemed books too unsexy for prime …
Random House CEO Dohle Gives 2010 Shout Outs to Bush, Blair, Digital Up 250%
Random House Chairman and CEO Markus Dohle issued his year-end letter today. It reads: Dear Random House Colleagues, The year-end is traditionally a time of reflection and celebration, and as 2010 comes to a close we can proudly look back upon a year of remarkable accomplishments: the breadth of Random House’s print and digital publishing, our tremendous achievements in sales and operations, …
Are Enhanced E-books Actually “Readable”?
By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at the popularity of enhanced e-books in Germany. Much of the real potential for e-books, so the pundits believe, lies in their potential for delivering multimedia options to readers. Some call this the “enhanced” e-book, one that comes with “extras” like you might find on a DVD. This could include additional chapters, interviews …
Follett’s Fall of Giants E-Book Outsells Print in Spain
By Emily Williams In Spain, amid all the Amazon buzz, prestigious bookseller Casa del Libro announced that a small bit of e-book history had been made, as the e-book edition of Ken Follett’s The Fall of Giants outsold the print edition in the company’s online store. The caveat is that online book sales in Spain are still tiny compared with in-store purchases, …
Lübbe Experiments with Exclusive Follett E-book Sale
By Siobhan O’Leary Americans aren’t the only ones experimenting with e-book marketing and publication schedules. German publisher Lübbe gave book chain Weltbild exclusive rights to sell the e-book version of Ken Follett’s Die Tore der Welt (The Pillars of the Earth) for three weeks, starting December 28. According to Buchreport, Lübbe wanted to see if the promotion would help boost paperback sales …