The first official day of the Frankfurt Book Fair has just come to a close, and if the remaining days are as packed with innovation and insight as today was, it will be one of the more memorable publishing events. One of the things that is setting this year’s staging apart from some of the recent years is the larger focus on digital publishing, self-publishing, and e-reading.
On the digital publishing front, Good e-Reader spoke with txtr, Barnes and Noble, and Flipick about the recent upgrades and advancements, as well as initiatives in the works.
For ebook reading consumers, we came across brand-new or limited edition devices from four different companies today, including Bookeen, Imcosys, Tolio, and txtr; txrt actually spoke at length about pending plans for a subscription-based reading service, highlighting several features that their platform will offer that the slow-to-adoption subscription reading market has lacked.
And for self-published and traditionally published authors alike, we interviewed representatives from Nook Press, Widbook, Wattpad, and Narr8, a particularly exciting platform for creating and sharing animated and graphic novels.
More so than in years’ past, this year’s event is more involved for everyone who has a stake in the publishing industry, and at anywhere along the book production spectrum. More detailed articles on today’s events are pending, including interviews with the companies and platforms mentioned.