Women Dominate German Publishing, But Lag in Pay and Advancement

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary In Germany, the publishing workforce consists primarily of woman, but what are their prospects at the upper management level? The group Netzwerk Bücherfrauen recently presented a study compiled based on a survey of 1,200 publishing professionals about their work situations — and the results for women were not good: Though women in the industry tend to have …

What’s the Buzz: Germany’s Publishing Widows; Why Asian Crime Isn’t Popular; Larsson’s Partner offered $3 Million

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Siobhan O’Leary and Edward Nawotka Though most of Germany’s largest media companies were founded by men, the tagespiegel points out how many of these companies have since been taken over by the younger wives of said founders. Instead of “publishers”, they are “publishers’ widows”, though they wield as much power as their husbands did. Friede Springer (Axel Springer Verlag) …

Bonus Material: Ten Things French Women Know

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Debra Ollivier 1. French women love men. A lot. They prefer men to be in the picture, not out of it. 2. French women prefer reciprocity and complement over strict egalitarianism. 3. French women don’t need things to fit neatly into a box. Romantic possibilities don’t have to be emotionally tidy or safe. Desire can be of greater import …