Will Frankfurt soon be an ebook fair?
October 6, 2010 | 11:14 am
By Paul Biba
That’s the title of an article from Publishers Weekly today. Here’s the first paragraph. There’s a lot of detail in the article about whats going on from the ebook standpoint.
The writing has been on the digital wall for some time, but with new initiatives and a noticeable emphasis on e-books, the 2010 Frankfurt Book Fair is embracing the digital future. From a StoryDrive program, a schedule of panels that seeks to break down barriers between books, games, films, and other media; to the launch of the Frankfurt SPARKS initiative, organizers are making an effort to “unite the worlds of publishing, technology industries, media and the Internet culture in order to develop collective viable business models,” said Juergen Boos, director of the Frankfurt Book Fair, and to pioneer a role “as a content and media fair.”