Versuch einer Orientierung in der aktuellen Debatte zwischen Kulturschaffenden, Künstler*innen und Kulturpolitik in Österreich. Dieser Text wurde als “Kommentar der Anderen” für “Der Standard” geschrieben. Dies hier ist eine erheblich erweiterte Arbeitsfassung, die fortlaufend um Daten, Materialien, Querverweise und Links erweitert wird. Diese Erweiterungen sind eingerückt und kursiv gesetzt.   Diskussionsbeiträge bitte auf Twitter unter #neustartkultur oder als persönliche […]

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Kelly Luegenbiehl, Netflix’ VP International Originals, will be featured at this year’s Global 50 CEO Talk at the Frankfurer Buchmesse on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Frankfurt Pavilion. The Global 50 CEO Talk will be presented by Livres Hebdo (France), with Bookdao (China), buchreport (Germany), PublishNews (Brazil), Publishers Weekly (USA), […]

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English version here. „Wie oft fragen Verleger ihre Praktikanten um Rat?“ Sara Sargent von Penguin Random House warf die Frage provokativ und doch mit einem Lächeln in ihrer Eröffnungsrede am Publishers‘ Forum in Berlin ins Auditorium. Welche Gelegenheiten haben Buchmenschen, Neues zu lernen über junge Zielgruppen, die nahtlos zwischen Lesen, Binge-Watching, Spielen, Chatten, SMSen und […]

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Is artificial intelligence coming? That’s the wrong question. Because there are already countless – often unnoticed – examples for the use of AI. On 9 and 10 May in Berlin, the Publishers’ Forum will present two approaches to this mega-trend – Early Bird rates available until Feb 2019. Discussion points include: Which questions and problem […]

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How is the position of translated literary fiction evolving as compared to literature in general? How are diverse linguistic communities finding their respective audiences, especially by comparison to a globalized culture with English as a predominant lingua franca? And how successful are sponsors of various forms of support to translated literature in the aim of […]

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For gaining a more realistic understanding of digital markets, creators and consumers, new instruments are needed to measure and structure sales. And we deserve some novel ideas to grasp how ebooks, self-publishing, audio, streaming and ‘Studio’ platforms relate and compete: The new “European eBook Barometer” is a unique collaborative effort for sharing deep sales data […]

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I thought at first to be ambivalent with regard to today’s vote of the European Parliament to pass new – and highly disputed – legislation on copyright. But the more I re-cap, the more certain I am: Hardly any author – or creator – will earn an extra dime from a future “ancillary copyright” (‘Leistungsschutzrecht […]

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I peak over the shoulder of a well experienced trade publisher – she, or he, may work in a mid-sized imprint of a major group, or in some independent or even a boutique house -, with a few screens at the desk, a pile of recent charts and market reports to the left, and a […]

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“Beyond Publishing” is the motto at the Publishers’ Forum on April 26 and 27, 2018 in Berlin. Thinking beyond the traditional tailor-made publishing business stands at the core of the debate. As today’s consumers organize their entertainment and information needs from their smartphones, traditional publishers are facing a whole gamut of interdependent challenges. The preliminary […]

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How is the book business doing? Throughout the industry, this is a popular question around this time of the year. Particularly in non-English language markets, I am often puzzled by the creativity in most answers, to avoid controversy, and find a good ending to any story around the thorny issue. When the Federation of European […]

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