*+-If the e-reading platform wars do turn out to be a land grab for a mature, low growth market, publishers will find themselves at a major disadvantage as businesses.
*+-At the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012, the Italian Publishers Association presented statistics about Italy’s book market.
*+-Dallas-based startup Bookshout is looking to disrupt the current e-book ecosystem with its new offering of Apple and Android mobile apps.
*+-At Frankfurt’s 2012 StoryDrive conference, Small Demons CEO and co-found Valla Vakili spoke his how references in stories can actually lead to more book discovery.
*+-At Frankfurt’s transmedia conference, StoryDrive, speakers focused on how to capture consumers through great storytelling, despite increased distractions from the online world.
*+-Finnish app giant plans to bring home the bacon with their book app, which they predict will sell millions of downloads.
*+-One of the smallest nations in the world, New Zealand, has become a key trading partner with one of the largest, China.
*+-During a CEO panel at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012, execs from bookselling giants discussed global e-book trends and how they differ across various markets.
*+-Ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair, UK publishers anticipated a boom in genre titles and enhanced digital competition.
*+-At Frankfurt’s annual Rights Directors Meeting, Wuping Zhao told the audience that Chinese publishers acquired rights to 15,592 foreign titles in 2011, up from just 1,664 in 1995.