Berlin is home to numerous magazine, newspaper, book and scientific/academic publishers, as well as their associated service industries. For example, Axel Springer AG, the Ullstein Verlagsgruppe (publishing group), Suhrkamp and Cornelsen are all based in Berlin. In addition, important associations and institutions like the BDVZ, VDZ or the Bundespressekonferenz (Federal Press Conference) are also located in Berlin.
The creative and academic environment, in addition to the high concentration of authors and literary agents, make Berlin an attractive location. Around 20 news agencies, more than 90 regional daily newspapers, as well as the Berlin offices of more than 22 national publications such as DER SPIEGEL, Focus, Die Zeit and the Financial Times Deutschlands re-enforce the capital's position as Germany's epicenter for influential political debate. Almost 2.100 companies are here located (2017) with over 10.500 employees and a total revenue of 1.1 billion Euro (2018).
In addition, nearly no other city can parallel Berlin's large population of writers and Journalists, which includes literary prizewinners such as Arne Roß and Simona Sabato, and bestselling authors such as Wladimir Kaminer and Florian Illies. The blogging scene around Stefan Niggemeier, Sascha Lobo, Johnny Haeusler and Co adds just as much to the electrifying milieu currently present in Berlin as the many exciting venues that offer lectures and readings all year round. Creative City Berlin keeps you updated on the most important events, tenders and market developments by cooperating with platforms like literaturport.de and meedia.de.
BERLIN: A CITY FOR PUBLISHERS (2013)Publisher: Projekt Zukunft
BERLIN NEWSPAPER MARKET (2012)Publisher: IVW
THE BERLIN PRESS MARKET (2009)Publisher: Projekt Zukunft
BERLIN – A PUBLISHING CITY (2007)Publisher: Projekt Zukunft
MEDIENBOARD PUBLISHING INDUSTRY REPORT (2007)Publisher: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
General Facts & Figures on Berlin´s cultural industry can be found here .
The field of literature & publishing falls into the area of business promotion as well as into the area of cultural promotion. An overview of federal cultural funding and EU cultural funding can be found at Kreativ Kultur Berlin, where you can also find the funding database. But maybe crowdfunding is also a suitable form of financing for you?
For this purpose, we recommend our own advisory service from Kreativ Kultur Berlin - in the area of non-commercial artistic work, you may be interested in the Cultural Funding Consultation. In the area of commercial independent commissioned work, we recommend the Creative Industries Consultation.
An overview of all consulting services in the field of cultural and creative industries financing can be found on Creative City Berlin in the section Direct Consulting.
Use our network, here you will find an overview of all registered profiles in the field of literature & publishing. You can also create your own profile free of charge to connect with others.
Do you know our job section? Take a look around, there you can also offer jobs for free.
We will answer your question directly or forward it to an appropriate contact person in Berlin. Here you can ask your question.
Berlin’s cultural affairs department | Promotion of literature
Contact for the book- and pressmarket at the Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research | Sylvia Fiedler, Tel: 030 / 9013 8327, E-Mail: [email protected]
Literarisches Colloquium Berlin | Events, work place, talent factory
Literaturport | Information platform for German literature
lettretage | Contact Point and Network in Berlin
Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels Landesverband Berlin-Brandenburg | Association of bookshops and publishers in Berlin and Brandenburg
Deutscher Literaturfonds e.V. | Support for German-speaking authors
Verband Deutscher Zeitschriftenverleger | Lobby group for German magazine publishers
Verein der Zeitungsverleger in Berlin Brandenburg e. V. Lobby group for magazine publishers in Berlin and Brandenburg
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