6 Ways to Get Reviews for Your German Books

Most authors agree that reviews are an important aspect of book selling as they can influence a reader’s decision whether or not to buy the book. They may also be required if you want to book ads on certain ebook promotional websites. Below, I’ve listed six ways to get reviews for your German books by […]

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FAQ about the Translation Process

In this post, I’m answering the most important questions about translations that authors may have. Where can I find translators? You could go to the usual freelance websites like upwork.com where freelancers of all trades offer their services. E-ditio, Translatorsbase, and translatorscafe.com are web portals that specialize on translation and editing services. Finally, Babelcube is […]

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Find German Readers on Lovelybooks to Get Reviews

In a previous blog post I introduced several different social reading platforms that German readers use to connect and chat about books. Lovelybooks.de is the largest of these in Germany, similar to Goodreads for English-speaking readers. Judging from my own experiences with Lovelybooks, I can say that this site offers great opportunities for authors, especially […]

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Online Shop for German Book Promotions

If you’re an English-speaking author wanting to promote your book in Germany, you may run into the problem that navigating among the multitude of websites where you can book ads is not the easiest thing in the world. First, they are in German, second, they all come with different requirements, costs and offers. Because this […]

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Buchdeals – The next German BookBub?

A lot of authors want to know if Germany has “something like Bookbub” – a website that promotes your book deals to their large newsletter. Well, there are a lot of similar services for German authors (you can find a list of ebook promotion websites here) ‑ but is there anything that will work like […]

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The Audiobook Market in Germany

Should you produce a German audiobook once you had your book translated? Well, I can’t give you an answer to that question. I can merely give you some numbers about the audiobook market in Germany as it is right now: In 2013, the overall market share of audiobooks of the total book market was below […]

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How to Find a Translator on e-ditio

e-ditio is an online platform that helps authors find qualified editors, proofreaders or translators and vice versa. In this interview, Denise Sudau, the founder of e-ditio, will tell you how to use it to find a translator for your book. Denise, what are the unique features of e-ditio versus other online platforms where people can […]

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KDP Free Promotions and Permafree in Germany

Many authors who are having their books translated to German wonder if the marketing tactics they know from the English book market can be applied to Germany. Of course, the basics remain the same. But Amazon.de is a bit different from Amazon.com as is the German market and readership in general. So shared experiences can […]

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