The Fiction Canteen presents: “Amazon…und dann?”

FictionCanteenThe Fiction Canteen is a series of networking events, readings and discussions that takes place on a sporadic basis at the alte Kantine Wedding. On 5 December at 20.00, the next Fiction Canteen event invites authors, translators and everyone interested in the discussion to take part in an informal discussion in English and German on the subject of:

–types of payment model for authors and translators in the era of digital publishing, and their pros and cons

–working for Amazon as an author and translator: the possible pitfalls

–Amazon seen from an epublishing perspective

–alternative sources of financing for events, books, readings such as crowdfunding.

On the panel will be:

Volker Oppmann, founder of the platform  LOG.OS ( and publisher at Onkel and Onkel in Berlin.

Nikola Richter, founder of mikrotext (, a digital publisher specialising in short digital texts.

Amanda De Marco, founder of Readux, (, a publisher of (mostly) translated literature based in Berlin and a contributing editor for Publishing Perspectives.

Zoe Beck, thriller writer, ( and co-founder of CulturBooks, (, an ebook publisher of both original works and translations.

Nerys Hudson, former bookseller and project coordinator at Dialogue Books (, an online space for literature, specialising in connecting stories and readers.

We are looking forward to a lively discussion. If there are any questions you’d like to raise in particular, please forward your questions to: contact (@) Equally, if you are keen on suggesting an event for the Fiction Canteen in the future, drop us a line. Thanks!

The first event we hosted was Translation Idol, with Katy Derbyshire and no man’s land.

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