Amazon is entering the German-language market. The company announced a new German-language publishing program under the Amazon Publishing umbrella.
Amazon.de will get German-language fiction to be published for the Kindle and print.
“We’ve been delighted with the reader response to the German translations released by Amazon Publishing, and are excited to have Publisher Sarah Tomashek and her team in Munich supporting our efforts to bring great works written in German to a wider audience,” said Jorrit Van der Meulen, Vice President of Kindle, EU in a release.
There are three titles that will be introduced with the spring debut including Klang der Gezeiten (The Sound of the Tides), a new work of contemporary fiction from author Emily Bold; a murder mystery from Alexander Hartung, and a new edition of the first book in the series, Bis alle Schuld beglichen (Until All Debts Are Cleared; and New York für Anfängerinnen (New York for Beginners), a romantic best-selling debut novel from FOCUS Magazine New York Bureau Chief Susann Remke.
“By publishing my new book Klang der Gezeiten with Amazon Publishing, I’ll have a visionary publishing partner by my side who can flexibly react to fast changes within the book market,” said Bold, who had previous works published in English by Amazon Publishing. “My successful partnership with Amazon Publishing in the U.S. encouraged me in my decision to publish with them in Germany.”