Tech Offers Opportunities for Travel Publishers

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary Don’t feel like schlepping both your travel guide and your digital camera on your next vacation? You may not have to in the very near future if Samsung’s new WB650 touchscreen camera with GPS and built-in map is any indication. The Boersenblatt suggests that it might not be a bad idea for travel guide publishers to collaborate …

Introducing the Best Books You’ll Never Find

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

By Lewis Manalo NEW YORK: In Spring 2008, when David Del Vecchio opened Idlewild Books in New York City, he decided to take a different approach to the bookshop: rather than organize by genre, the books would be organized by place. Often when traveling for his previous job with the UN, David had had to scour the shelves of a …

German Buch News: Dissident Ai Weiwei to Miss Frankfrurt; Looking at Pausanio.de

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary The Süddeutsche Zeitung reports that Chinese dissident artist and architect Ai Weiwei has decided not to attend the Frankfurt Book Fair for health reasons. Ai has been recovering in a Munich hospital from surgery to treat a brain injury which has been attributed to a beating he received in August from state police in Sichuan while reporting …

German Buch News: Online Ads Hit €4bn; DK’s München E-book

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary The Online-Vermarkterkreis (OVK) [Association for Online Marketers] predicts that the online advertising market in Germany will increase by 10% in 2009 to more than four billion Euros. As reported in the Boersenblatt, the OVK estimates that the percentage of the total advertising market devoted to Internet advertising will climb by 2%, to 16.6% — in third place …

German Buch News: Lettra Expands Audience by 10 Million, Spiegel’s New Travel Site

In German Buch News, News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary Starting in October, Lettra, the online video portal devoted to books and authors, will have a much wider reach — 10 million users wider, in fact. Lettra’s video offerings will be integrated into the OMS Video Network, which provides local and national video content to the online versions of German daily newspapers. Borsenblatt has the scuttlebutt. Spiegel …

Bonus Material: The Coolest Bookstore in America

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Every once in awhile you visit a place and think “I could live there.” That happened to me a few years back while vacationing in Alaska when I went to the tiny town of Homer to do some halibut and salmon fishing. Homer is a small city at the end of the Kenai Peninsula, about 225 miles, …

Bonus Material: How to Book Cheap Rooms at the Algonquin for BEA

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

There’s probably no hotel in New York saturated with as much literary nostalgia as the Algonquin. It is, after all, where Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, and the rest of the famed Round Table met for endless liquid lunches. Sure, these days Michael’s is the place for the literati to see and be seen, but that doesn’t mean the old Algonquin …