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Offline Kimroth

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Let's all move to Germany?
« on: April 23, 2011, 04:45:05 pm »
First time authors are encouraged to approach publishers directly in Germany, I learned on my recent visit to the London Book Fair.  Why not here, then? ???

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Re: Let's all move to Germany?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2011, 04:46:29 pm »
Thanks for telling us that. That is really illuminating. Unfortunately my answer to your question makes me so sad that I can't bring myself to share it fully. Suffice to say, it's a bit like British politics: we value marketing more than quality or truth. We patronise ourselves, and thus become more low-brow with each generation. :'(

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Re: Let's all move to Germany?
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2011, 01:28:21 pm »
Couldn't agree more.

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Re: Let's all move to Germany?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2011, 06:23:57 am »
I live in Germany but don't write in German.

My general perspective of German culture is that it is more based on personal relationships in work, Germans are very careful and quite formal on first meeting a person and slowly develop a relationship by initially committing themselves to nothing. Once the working relationship is established however it could well develop and deepen for years.