Wed, 02/04/2008 - 08:23
After three years of declining or at best stagnant sales the German book industry ended 2007 on a much more positive footing. Preliminary data released by the trade association Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, showed a rise of 3.9% in high street book sales up to about €5.2bn (£4.1bn).
A separate survey of the...
Fri, 28/03/2008 - 06:00
Germany's Federal Cartel Office said it will only allow DBH Buch Handels to buy 44 bookstores out of a planned 52 in Arcandor's Karstadt department stores, due to "anti-trust concerns", reports Forbes.
The Cartel Office said its examination showed that the planned purchase was "problematic from an anti-trust...
Mon, 17/03/2008 - 13:59
British author Ken Follett has beaten the renowned German writer Martin Walser to the top of that country's bestseller charts after an extensive marketing campaign set up by Follett's German publisher Lübbe. The translated edition of Follett's latest World Without End has already hit the top of the charts in Italy and...
Tue, 19/02/2008 - 14:51
The German encyclopedia publisher Brockhaus has announced that it is to publish its reference works on the internet for free to offset falling revenues and compete with Wikipedia. The move has put into doubt future printed editions of the respected encyclopedia. The online version will be funded through advertising.
In addition, the...
Thu, 20/12/2007 - 11:42
It is the season to be jolly and fittingly things are finally looking up for the German book trade after three dismal years in a row. Most booksellers and publishers are cautiously optimistic that 2007 will leave them better off than last year, provided that the tills continue to ring loudly during the Christmas period.
Wed, 24/10/2007 - 06:30
The German book business is under threat from cheap German books flooding into the country from Switzerland, reports the New York Times. "Just across the border, the Swiss lately decided to permit the discounting of German books — a move that some in the book trade here fear will eventually force Germany itself to follow suit,...
Mon, 15/10/2007 - 08:12
German book chain Thalia's acquisition of 89 book departments from Karstadt has collapsed, with both parties citing differences of opinion over the future of the co-operation.
The deal between Thalia and Karstadt—Germany's largest operator of department stores—was first announced four months ago (The Bookseller, 15th...
Wed, 12/09/2007 - 07:57
Pearson is in talks to sell a 50% share of Financial Times Deutschland to magazine publisher Spiegel-Verlag Rudolf Augstein GmbH, people familiar with the situation said.
The Wall Street Journal reports that while the value of the deal is likely to be small, selling part of the Financial Times brand would be a major symbolic move for the...
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