Wed, 25/07/2012 - 10:00
The adverse economic environment and consumers who are cutting down on their spending are finally catching up with the German book industry. While last year sales were down only marginally by 1.4% to €9.6bn (£7.48bn), the downward spiral has gathered speed in recent months.
According to monthly statistics...
Wed, 23/11/2011 - 08:05
Faber has acquired a title by debut author Eugen Ruge, winner of this year's German Book Prize.
Editor Sarah Savitt bought UK and Commonwealth rights to the title, In Times of Fading Light, from Katie Dublinski at Graywolf Press at auction. Faber plans to publish in autumn 2013.
The book chronicles an East...
Wed, 17/12/2008 - 15:44
Wissenmedia, a subsidiary of Bertelsmann's Arvato unit, has bought the German encyclopedia publisher Brockhaus for an undisclosed sum, from its parent the Bibliographisches Institute. The deal is expected to go through by 1st February after it has been approved by the competition authorities.
Falling revenues in the encyclopedic...
Tue, 21/10/2008 - 10:26
In contrast to the low-key mood of hall 8, the halls occupied by German exhibitors were bustling as usual. Even though the fair was officially closed to the public except for the weekend, getting into halls 3 and 4 in the afternoon sometimes proved difficult with publishers staging masses of author events and television crews in...
Wed, 13/02/2008 - 09:58
Whenever I visit the UK I keep getting asked the same question by publishers and booksellers: "How does bookselling in Germany function?" Up until recently my standard reply would have been: "Very different to the UK, with family-owned bookshops and a number of regional chains setting the tone." But times are changing and...
Mon, 12/11/2007 - 05:34
Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes—the German translation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—achieved record-breaking sales on Saturday (27th October), pushing aside fears that the English-language version would erode German-language sales.
According to publisher Carlsen Verlag, more than...
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