Selling Canadian Books In Germany (2015)

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The German book market is an attractive market for international publishers. With many Canadian publishers attending the Frankfurt Book Fair each year, there are many opportunities for Canadian publishers to conduct rights sales. In addition, with a German readership who are fluent in English and often French, there is also much potential for export sales.

This market guide includes information on:

  • The German book market
  • German publishers
  • Distribution channels
  • Bookstores
  • Prices and sales conditions
  • Print-on-demand
  • Licenses and translations
  • Opportunities and risk of market entry for Canadian publishers

About the Author

Ulrich Spiller studied business administration and in 1977 began working in the publishing business, where he has remained since. After 10 years with Gruner + Jahr and as an executive in a smaller publishing company, he went into the consulting business on his own but later became managing partner in Heinold, Spiller & Partner Unternehmensberatung GmbH in 1995. Spiller’s focuses are strategy, controlling, and distribution as well as interim management. In 2005–2006, he taught for two terms as a substitute professor in the Faculty of Media at HTWK Leipzig, and after that was visiting lecturer till 2013.

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