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 …

Literary Life on the Internet: Germany’s Best Book Sites

In German Buch News by Guest Contributor

This article originally appeared in Über:blick — German Book Industry Insight, a publication produced by the Frankfurt Book Fair. DOWNLOAD: the complete Über:blick issue (PDF). By Thomas Palzer The success and acceptance of social websites, platforms and online forums is not determined solely by the financial power of the people who run them. What counts are innovative concepts that manage …