Initiativen des Börsenvereins und der Stiftung Buchkultur und Leseförderung des Börsenvereins

Eine Übersicht der Projekt-Webseiten des Börsenvereins des Deutschen Buchhandels und der Stiftung Buchkultur und Leseförderung des Börsenvereins des Deutschen Buchhandels.

© Nurettin Cicek

The Book Market in Germany 2023/24: Positive results in a tense economic climate

Turnover growth of 2.8 per cent in 2023 and 1.2 per cent in the first half of 2024 / Fiction, books for children and young adults, audio and young buyers as growth drivers / Current market figures can be found at

© Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum to receive the 2024 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

Polish-American historian and journalist receives the Peace Prize / Award ceremony on 20 October


CONTENTshift-Accelerator 2024: finalists have been chosen

Three-month coaching and mentoring programme for selected startups / Börsenvereinsgruppe initiative designed to foster cross


CONTENTshift Accelerator 2024: these ten startups are through to the next round

Jury nominates ten startups from a pool of international applicants / Pitch event on 19 June will decide final five to participate in coaching and mentoring programme / Börsenvereinsgruppe offers exclusive networking opportunities and €10,000 grant

© Sergey Polituchiy

Mourning for victims of Russian attack on large printing plant in Ukraine

Factor printing plant hit in Russian airstrikes on the city of Kharkiv on 23 May 2024.

© Christof Jakob

German Non-Fiction Prize 2024: the nominees have been selected

225 titles were in the running / Awards ceremony on 11 June 2024 in the Small Hall of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg

© Christof Jakob

20th German Book Prize: 106 publishers submit 180 novels

106 publishers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland submit novels / Natascha Freundel is appointed speaker of the jury

© Christof Jakob

CONTENTshift sponsorship programme: Call for startups with business ideas for the book industry

Sponsorship programme brings startups, experts and investors together / Applications from startup founders from both Germany and abroad welcome / Applications accepted until 1 May 2024 / Funding of 10,000 euro for winning startup


German Book Prize 2024: Meet the jury for the 20th-anniversary year

Seven jury members selected / The German Book Prize is being awarded for the 20th time / Publishers may submit titles until 20 March 2024 / Call for submissions at