Thank you Germany: Part 067: A rich literary scene provides diverse reading experiences

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Specialist: Sanjay Sauldie

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In the land of poets and thinkers, writing has always been one of the country's very special qualities. But it is not only the poets of the Weimar Classical period who provide Germans with insightful reading. There is also a well-established young literary scene in the country. This is supported by newspapers as well as radio and television and a book fair that is unique in the world. Quite simply, everyone who is anyone travels to the Frankfurt Book Fair. But not only the big names are published in Germany.

Many small publishers ensure that interesting book publications are also brought to market outside the mainstream. They provide people with a particularly creative read. In the German book market, every reader can find just the right book for their taste. Many literary prizes help young authors to make a name for themselves. Many a career began in Leipzig or Frankfurt and then developed into a star in the literary firmament. Quite a few German writers are translated into many other languages and published worldwide. But even those who like it unorthodox will find the right format in Germany. There are even small publishing houses that publish short literary formats by people who are active on Twitter.

Not every country has such a diverse literary scene. The many small bookshops also ensure that even people without an overview of the current book market can buy some insider tips. As a rule, you can still get the best advice in a well-stocked bookshop in Germany. In contrast to some other countries, there are still not only wholesale chains in Germany but also many small bookshops with well-trained booksellers. They don't just sell you a product, but try to give you a high-quality book recommendation that exactly meets your requirements. A good read of the right book can then either provide relaxation in your free time, impart important knowledge and sometimes even change your whole life. In Germany's bookshops, many people do an excellent job of making exactly this possible.

Anyone who likes books undoubtedly appreciates Germany for precisely this quality. Many people have their own favourite bookshop where they have been shopping for many years. But even as a visitor to a new city, you can often discover very special bookshops. Germany offers plenty of opportunities for discovery in this area. Germany offers excellent conditions for the production, distribution and purchase of books. This is why book lovers from all over the world love the country. In many other countries, not every city offers the kind of opportunities that are simply part and parcel of life in Germany.

Anyone who appreciates books and consciously reflects on this wealth of bookshops and special book publications simply has to love the country. You can have very special reading experiences in Germany from an early age. Many people in Germany have books that accompany them throughout their lives. There are reasons why the reading culture in Germany is so strong. We can be just as grateful to the many new writers as we are to the classics and the booksellers.

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Sanjay Sauldie, born in India, grew up in Germany, studied mathematics and computer science at the University of Cologne, did his Master of Sciences (M.Sc.) at the University of Salford (Manchester, UK) on digital disruption and digital transformation (2017) and was trained at EMERITUS (Singapore) in the MIT method of design thinking (2018). He is Director of the European Internet Marketing Institute EIMIA. Awarded the Internet Oscar "Golden Web Award" by the International World Association of Webmasters in Los Angeles/USA and twice the "Innovation Award of the Initiative Mittelstand", he is one of the most sought-after European experts on the topics of digitalisation in companies and society. In his lectures and seminars, he ignites a firework of impulses from practice for practice. He manages to make the complex world of digitalisation understandable for everyone in simple terms. Sanjay Sauldie captivates his audience with his vivid language and encourages them to put his valuable tips into practice immediately - a real asset to any event!