Books en Iomauna Media GmbH Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:50:00 GMT The new chick lit: Dino-on-girl porn all the rage on Kindle Within the realm of human sexual desire, there lies a panoply of bizarre quirks and obsessions. Two Texan authors have taken one of these obsessions and harnessed it through e-lit. Dino porn may not have been born without the help of e-publishing.

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Spam-lit: Testing e-publishing’s limits INTERVIEW: Austrian digital publisher Luc Goss and his German partner-in-crime Bernhard Bauch, discuss how and why they flooded Amazon with nonsensical e-books containing dumb Youtube video comments and how the company reacted.

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E-pub pow-wow With the first Electric Book Fair coming up on June 21 in Wedding's Supermarkt, Germany's fledgling e-publishing scene gets together to discuss e-possibilities from spam novels to dino porn and beyond. We explored this electronic errata for you.

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One Day For… David Bowie Bowie freaks unite! A fashion show tribute, film screenings and live covers from Berlin's best homegrown bands, including performances from the incredible Mary Ocher. The spirit of Bowie has returned to Berlin. Oh, did we mention there's food too?!

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Terminal tearjerker OUT NOW! Based on the novel of the same name, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS lives up to expectations and stears clear of the worst clichés.

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Poesiefestival: More than rhymes INTERVIEWS: Poesiefestival takes the power of poetry today and tries to bring the marginal form to Berlin's masses. Check out our highlights, read interviews with two of this year's invited guests and join the Living Poet's Society Jun 5-13.

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Bowie by the book Even 35 years after he left Berlin to reboard the spaceship to global stardom, David Bowie continues to inspire volumes of new writing. We talked to four authors whose books come to grips with the glam rocker’s “golden years”.

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Electric Book Fair Germany’s first e-publishing fair eschews tradition, starting with print. Instead, an Electric Café will serve as a forum where writers, readers and publishers can mingle and debate.

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Soundout! New Ways of Presenting Literature Showcasing 19 artists and artist groups from 12 countries, whose work explores the expansion of the boundaries of the literary form, with performances, installations and readings taking place in a range of conventional and unconventional locations.

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Konrad Werner: Book idea Konrad has a new idea for a book and it's a surefire hit.

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Jonathan Lethem The US novelist and current American Academy fellow reads from his new work, Dissident Gardens — a sprawling saga of radicalism in the US over the past century.

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Put a bird on it Berlin-based artist Felix Scheinberger's 100 Ways To Paint A Bird offers 328 pages of luscious illustrations centred around the theme of birds, taking inspiration from everything from the Book of Kells to film noir.

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Amok Mama: That German friend you speak English to Jacinta Nandi doesn't mind it when Germans speak to her in English. But she is never gonna have sex with another Blog-Fan as long as she lives. Promise.

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Christiane’s second life The girl from Bahnhof Zoo is now far from a child – and unlikely to be spotted in Charlottenburg, either. She published her follow-up memoir last October, but the English translation is still pending. Here’s an exclusive look at the book and woman.

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Getting that Berlin novel published... When Isherwood published his "Goodbye to Berlin", he was 35. These modern-day writers are all under 40 and, whether e-published, self-published or contracted by a German publisher, they have also put out their own Berlin memoirs.

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The literary connector: Sharmaine Lovegrove From book-selling to counseling to event-organising, Sharmaine Lovegrove has become a vital player in the expat lit scene.

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The nano-publisher: Amanda DeMarco Amanda DeMarco of Readux books delivers Berlin literature in English-language, bite-sized form.

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The Berlin translator: Katy Derbyshire With Helene Hegemann's "Axolotl Roadkill" counted among her successes, Katy Derbyshire makes great literature available to the German-challenged among us.

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The bookseller: Frithjof Klepp In a city already crowded with bookstores, Frithjof Klepp is determined to make Ocelot live up to its “not just another bookstore” sobriquet.

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The book agent: Karin Graf Since its creation in post-Wende Germany in 1995, Graf & Graf has grown to be one of the most respected literary agencies in the country. Karin Graf is the grand dame behind the Berlin book juggernaut.

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