Berlin’s Dussmann Doubles Sales of English-language Books

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary Maybe it’s all the expats moving to Berlin, but the city’s giant book and media store Dussmann is doubling the retail space it allots for foreign language books, with a particular focus on English-language titles. The reason? Store manager Julia Clarenein tells Buchreport that the store has recently seen a double-digit growth in sales in this segment. …

Amazon.de Remains Germany’s Top Online Retailer

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary A survey of the 1,000 largest German online retailers conducted by the EHI Retail Institute reveals that the ten largest are responsible 25% of overall online sales Germany and the top 100 are responsible for two-thirds of sales. In comparison, according to buchreport’s recent analysis of the 50 largest German book retailers, the top 10 brick and …

Is Thalia Thinking About Publishing E-books?

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary From┬áBarnes & Noble to the German grocery chain Rewe, it is not uncommon these days to hear about retailers (book and otherwise) trying their hand at publishing books. In an interview with WirtschaftsWoche, Michael Busch, who heads up the largest German book chain Thalia, was asked if the chain has plans to publish its own line of …