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.

© 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

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Tonio Schachinger receives the German Book Prize 2023 for “Echtzeitalter”

Tonio Schachinger has won the German Book Prize for his novel “Echtzeitalter” (“Realtimes”) (Rowohlt Verlag).


German Book Prize 2023: discover the shortlist – experience the award ceremony

Livestream on 16 October from 6 p.m. / all books on the shortlist accessible to all


Ukraine at Frankfurter Buchmesse: "The Fragility of Existence"

200-sqm country stand / Programme featuring renowned Ukrainian authors / Illustration exhibition and multimedia projects

© Christof Jakob

German Book Prize 2023: six novels on the shortlist

awards ceremony in the Kaisersaal of the Frankfurt Römer on 16 October 2023

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German Book Prize 2023: these are the 20 nominated novels

Longlist released / 196 titles were in the running / Shortlist to be announced on 19 September

© Heike Steinweg

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2023: Daniel Kehlmann to deliver speech honouring Salman Rushdie

award ceremony 11 am on Sunday 22 October 2023 in Church of St. Paul in Frankfurt / long friendship between Kehlmann and Salman Rushdie


Funding project to strengthen cooperation between German and Ukrainian book industries

Germany’s Minister of State for Culture and the Media to support cultural projects with a total of €900,000 / Several different partners involved in realizing projects / Aim is to foster deeper exchange between the two countries

© Petra Gass/Börsenblatt

The Book Market in Germany 2022/23: Book industry committed and self-confident in the face of a challenging world and economic situation

Consumer spending restraint also evident in the book market, turnover down 1.9 per cent in 2022 / After the pandemic: turnover in local bookstores rises again; online turnover declines year-on-year, but gains compared to pre-Corona times /


CONTENTshift accelerator 2023: Finalists chosen

Three-month coaching and mentoring programme for selected startups / Börsenvereinsgruppe initiative designed to encourage transnational, cross-industry exchange / Content Startup of the Year to receive €10,000 grant

© Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Salman Rushdie to receive the 2023 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

The Board of Trustees of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade has chosen the Mumbai-born author Salman Rushdie to be the recipient of this year’s Peace Prize.