In January, the top 10 titles on Germany's e-book bestseller list were by authors who had self-published. One of them is Poppy J. Anderson from Essen, whose novels are available on Amazon. Is this the future of publishing?
All authors dream of looking at the best-seller list and seeing their book at the top. But what turns a book into a smash literary hit? Literary critic Jörg Magenau looks at whether or not there's a recipe for success.
Ruge tells DW why he thinks his novel "In Times of Fading Light" didn't come off to international readers as "German," despite being set in the German Democratic Republic. For him, global bestsellers are locally born.
During the first week of the Trump administration, fraught with "alternative facts," readers are turning to George Orwell's 1949 book to understand the political situation. "1984" has shot to the top of bestseller lists.
President Joseph Kabila won't seek a third term, but his choice for successor has observers concerned he may continue to play a major role behind the scenes.
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