Thomas Wilking is the editor-in-chief of Buchreport and participated in the PubMagNte meeting at Casa del Lector (the center of Germán Sánchez Ruipérez in Madrid).
Buchreport is a prestigious magazine on publishing sector in german speaking languages. It is been recognized as the leading trade magazine and information platform for the German-speaking book industry in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. buchreport features news, analysis, background reports and expert opinions in a number of different media formats with different publication dates. Apart from the German-speaking homemarkets buchreport in all formats also regularly covers the global book industry with special emphasis on the US and UK.
Wilking stresses the fact that one of Buchreport’s core elements is “to look over our noses, not only in our market, to see what is going on in the global market”. To do so Buchreport now has different products:
buchreport.express is published weekly on Thursdays. Each issue consists of news, the latest trade information, backgrounds, editorials and the bestsellers’ lists of the media partner DER SPIEGEL (hardcover), Literatur SPIEGEL (former KulturSPIEGEL; topics: literature, art, audio) SPIEGEL ONLINE (paperbacks) and manager magazin (economic/business books). Furthermore, each buchreport.express contains the week’s bestsellers’ posters to be displayed in bookshops.
buchreport.magazin is published monthly with in-depth analysis, interviews, backgrounds and best practice articles about the book and media market, publishers, booksellers, marketing as well as books and authors. It also regularly features a children’s and YA focus, including bestsellers’ lists divided into age groups, which are partly also published in „Dein SPIEGEL“(children’s and YA’s book).
buchreport.spezial is a supplement to buchreport.magazin. Each of its 12 topics is an in-depth look at one specific book category.
Indie-Katalog (former buchreport.novitäten) is a catalog for independent publishers and for self-publisher. It is published twice a year as an overview of major new books and non-book
releases of the respective season. Alongside the print version the new publications will also be published online on www.indie-katalog.de.