Tagged: Germany

German book market saw 3% sales lift in 2021

A strong holiday season helped the German book market to grow sales in 2021 by 3.2% in value year on year and 0.8% compared to 2019,... Read more

German wholesalers prepare for pre-Christmas delays on UK imports

Ten months into Brexit, German book importers have settled into a “new normal” for moving books across the channel.  Read more

Zebralution earns its stripes as audio grows through lockdowns

German audio platform Zebralution is enjoying a purple patch after listener numbers rose among locked-down readers, and is looking to further ally itself to the... Read more

Germany sees nine-month sales lift amid shift to online retail

Solid demand for printed books throughout the spring and summer supported by a strong list of new releases in the autumn is fuelling optimism for... Read more

Denmark's SAGA acquires Audiobuch

Danish digital publishing house SAGA has acquired the audiobook press Audiobuch Verlag oHG, a move which sees it become the largest audiobook publisher in Denmark.... Read more

Kraus vom Cleff to head Germany's Börsenverein

Peter Kraus vom Cleff will become the new managing director of the German trade association Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels on 1st January 2022. He succeeds Alexander Skipis,... Read more

Leipzig Book Fair cancelled for a second year

Leipzig Book Fair, the main spring event for the German book industry, has been cancelled for the second year running owing to the pandemic.... Read more

December lockdown hits Germany's annual sales

The German book market ended 2020 down by 2.3% across all channels in value and 5.3% in volume. Read more

Thalia Mayersche makes strategic partnership with Osiander

German bookseller Osiander’s shock decision to enter a strategic partnership with Thalia Mayersche is sending ripples of concern throughout the industry. Read more

German book sales drop nearly 14% in 2020 first half

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the German book industry hard with sales down 13.9% year on year in the first half of 2020. ... Read more

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