Amazon Publishing launches German-language publishing program, acquiring fiction for publication in Kindle and print editions; products will also include editions translated to English via AmazonCrossing
March 13, 2014
Debut list will include new titles from best-selling German authors Emily Bold and Alexander Hartung
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon Publishing today announced the launch of a new German-language publishing program under the Amazon Publishing umbrella. The European Amazon Publishing team will acquire German-language fiction for publication in Kindle and print editions available on Amazon.
“We’ve been delighted with the reader response to the German translations released by Amazon Publishing, and are excited to have Publisher Sarah Tomashek and her team in Munich supporting our efforts to bring great works written in German to a wider audience,” said Jorrit Van der Meulen, Vice President of Kindle, EU.
The program’s debut list for spring 2014 includes:
This new international program builds on Amazon Publishing’s commitment to supporting German authors in translation via its AmazonCrossing imprint for world literature in translation, which will publish many of the new German-language acquisitions in English. AmazonCrossing’s English translation of Oliver Pötzsch’s The Hangman’s Daughter was a #1 best-selling Kindle book, and Pötzsch’s Hangman’s Daughter series has sold over one million copies in combined print, audio and Kindle English-language editions worldwide. Other German authors who have found success through Amazon Publishing include Dörthe Binkert, Christoph Spielberg and Sarah Lark.
AmazonCrossing also publishes German translations of selected English language works; since launching in July 2012, six of the imprint’s titles have reached #1 on the German Kindle best seller list.
“Over the past five years, Amazon Publishing has worked hard to create an author-centric publishing experience that connects readers with outstanding fiction and non-fiction from around the world,” said Sarah Jane Gunter, Director of International Publishing. “We’re excited to expand the opportunities we can provide to German authors by acquiring and publishing works in German, building on the success we have had bringing top German authors to English-language readers through our AmazonCrossing translation imprint.”
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