In case you have missed the recent online debate at ReBoot Books on April 21st, find here below some key talking points from the discussions – and a 16 minute video excerpt from the panel “In search of the final consumer“. As a registered member of ReBoot, you can even view the full three sessions in […]

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Music or books? Both! Spotify goes audiobooks
November 13, 2020 by ruediger

Things tend to change quickly these days. In August, publishers across Sweden had a new, transformative customer knocking at their doors – Amazon. The only surprise was, why that had happened not much earlier. For many years, Amazon had been expected to go into the Swedish online retail market with a dedicated Swedish website, which […]

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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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***On serial story telling in streaming TV. English translation here*** Wo beginnen? Am besten wohl in der bewährten Volte der Geschichtenerzähler mit einem Überraschungscoup aus Tod und Wiedergeburt. Fernsehen neu? Wie langweilig! „Wie langweilig!“, hätte ich noch vor wenigen Jahren ausgerufen, wenn vom Medium Fernsehen die Rede gewesen wäre, um zu berichten, wie digitales Erzählen […]

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“Next Tech Revolution”, Copyright Controversy, the growing relevance of User Communities: The Publishers’ Forum 2017 will cover the most important topics and debates in publishing in strategic presentations as orientation and in workshops for practical implementation.   In Berlin on 24 and 25 April, this gathering of German and international decision-makers and thought-leaders from the […]

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RĂźdiger Wischenbart Freedom of Expression, in practical terms. A review of debates in 2015. In memoriam of Charlie and all others persecuted for their speech and attitude. 1. Throughout 2015, debates on the freedom of speech, and attitude, have shaped, as a polarizing force, like some restlessly flickering, and menacing neon sign projected onto the […]

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With the authors stepping into the arena, the current controversy between Amazon and major publishing groups – so far: Hachette and Bonnier – brings into the debate the fundamental quality it deserves. What we are seeing is in fact a watershed moment in the evolution of the digital economy for cultural content. In an essay, […]

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