Tagged: Germany

German distributor KNV files for insolvency

The upheaval in the German book industry continues with wholesaler KNV Gruppe filing for insolvency. Read more

German trade association membership falls

Membership of Germany’s Börsenverein des deutschen Buchhandels has continued its downward spiral in 2018. Read more

Bertelsmann unveils 'Content Alliance' between its German businesses

As of the start of February, Bertelsmann is to launch what it is calling a Content Alliance between all its content businesses in Germany, to... Read more

Wiley in 'transformative' partnership with German academic institutions

Wiley has signed what it describes as a “transformative” partnership with Projekt DEAL, which represents nearly 700 academic institutions in Germany. Read more

Gothenburg bans far-right exhibitors as fairs tackle populism

Following criticism, protests and arrests at its 2017 instalment, Gothenburg Book Fair has banned populist exhibitors this year, while public money dictates Frankfurt must take... Read more

Explosive report slams Germany's fixed book prices

A critical report published by the Monopolies Commission (Monopolkommission) demanding the abolishment of retail price maintenance for books is creating a stir in Germany.... Read more

Norwegian bestseller fails to rescue Germany's year

The German book industry is nursing a hangover after a very disappointing 2017 in which not only the Christmas period but also the year as... Read more

Amazon planning physical stores in Germany

The announcement that Amazon is getting closer to opening physical stores in Germany has put a dampener on the Christmas spirit among many booksellers and retailers... Read more

German trade looks to Christmas to salvage disappointing year

German booksellers are hoping for a shopping frenzy in the final run-up to Christmas to salvage an otherwise disappointing year. Read more

Borsenverein chief warns on German independents

After 2016 brought a welcome boost with sales up 1%, the German book industry couldn’t carry the momentum into 2017. Read more

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