With 200 participants from 28 countries, the virtual conference “ReBoot: Books, Business and Reading” had its premiere yesterday, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in the run-up to the Frankfurt Book Fair. The aim of the conference with top-class contributions from publishers, book retailers and service providers, in a broad mix of international corporations and small local […]

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Navigating through pandemic publishing land often requires confronting tricky conflicts of interest, as we learned throughout the four workshops in the ReBoot Preparations Tracks. When the lockdown started in Poland, for instance, the leading book chain Empik started to give away learning materials for free. “We opposed that”, said Sonia Draga, founder of the eponymous […]

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In den Debatten um die Verleihung des Nobel Preises an Peter Handke haben insbesondere dessen JĂŒnger vom Beginn der Polemiken an ein Ausrufezeichen gesetzt: Man mĂŒsse Handke nur lesen! „Hören Sie mich an.“ Dieser Satz aus Peter Handkes Buch „Langsame Heimkehr“ von 1979 war wenigstens fĂŒr mich der titelgebende SchlĂŒssel, als ich 1984 einen ausfĂŒhrlichen […]

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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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The Digital Consumer Book Barometer 2019 explores sales trends in e-books and audiobooks in Canada, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, and Spain as well as foreign language imports. Based on real sales data provided by leading distributors, it monitors and analyzes the impact of key parameters like season, price points or genre category in both units […]

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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 LĂ€cheln in ihrer Eröffnungsrede am Publishers‘ Forum in Berlin ins Auditorium. Welche Gelegenheiten haben Buchmenschen, Neues zu lernen ĂŒber 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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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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Join us at Frankfurt Book Fair CEOTalk with @MacmillanUSA CEO John Sargent to discuss international #publishing industry trends and #Global50 Ranking on Oct10 (see details in German here and English here) @wischenbart #fbm18 @panmacmillan @livreshebdo @PublishersWkly @publishnews @buchreport

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