By Edward Nawotka
Part of this upsurge in news can possibly be attributed to the fact that New Zealand will be the Guest of Honor at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, but it also belies a simple fact: the digital transformation of publishing has leveled the geographic playing field.
That the Kiwi’s are presenting are presenting their work at Frankfurt this year under the curious brand motto “While You Were Sleeping” which hints at something going on of which you might not be aware.
Yes, the digital world is flat, and offers equal opportunity for all. When it doesn’t — it’s often people from the smaller nations that take things into their own hands. One needs only think of sites like MegaUpload (New Zealand) or PirateBay (Sweden) as examples of serious disruption.
Can you think of other examples from small nations punching above their own weight?
Let us know what you think in the comments.