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

© Tobias Bohm

Serhiy Zhadan awarded the 2022 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

The Ukrainian writer, poet, translator and musician Serhiy Zhadan was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade today. The speech honouring this year’s recipient was given by author, playwright and curator Sasha Marianna Salzmann.


CONTENTshift-Accelerator: Immer.App is the Content Startup of 2022

Immer.App is awarded first place and receives the innovation prize of 10,000 euro / Sponsorship programme for startups to be continued in 2023 / Companies from the industry can sponsor the programme and take up a place on the jury

© Christina Weiss

Start of Frankfurter Buchmesse: "Considerable costs are jeopardising the book sector's societal mission”

Opening of Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022 / Rising costs putting publishers and bookstores under pressure / Appeal to policymakers: long-term support for the book industry as well as short-term relief measures for small and medium-sized enterprises

© Christof-Jakob

Kim de l’Horizon receives the German Book Prize 2022 for “Blutbuch” (“Blood Book”)

Kim de l’Horizon has won the German Book Prize 2022 for their novel “Blutbuch” (DuMont).


German Book Prize 2022: experience the award ceremony live

Watching the award ceremony live on


Another year begins for the German Non-Fiction Prize

Publishers may submit titles until 18 November 2022 / The city of Hamburg and ZEIT-Stiftung (ZEIT Foundation) are new partners / Award ceremony to be held in the Elbphilharmonie concert hall


German Book Prize 2022: Six novels chosen as finalists

Six novels chosen for shortlist of German Book Prize 2022


German Book Prize 2022: 20 novels have been nominated

Longlist published / 233 titles were in the running / Shortlist to be announced on 20 September / Blog reviews on


The book market in Germany: Bookstores and publishers successful during the pandemic but facing challenges from new crises

Turnover increase in 2021 / Bookstores' online business continues to grow / Changes in consumer behaviour at the expense of diversity on the book market

© Nurettin Cicek

CONTENTshift accelerator 2022: Five startups in the final round

Initiative to promote innovation in the book and content industry / Five finalists to receive support and advice from industry experts / Content Startup of the Year to be selected during the Frankfurt Book Fair