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The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s largest gathering of the global publishing industry. It takes place October 10-14, 2012. Here are the latest headlines, updates and tips on this year’s Fair.

Have We Already Reached “Peak E-book?”

Andy Richardson

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.

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Italy Print Falls 8.7%, But E-Books Are Up

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At the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012, the Italian Publishers Association presented statistics about Italy’s book market.

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Don’t Shout Too Loud, Amazon Might Hear

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Dallas-based startup Bookshout is looking to disrupt the current e-book ecosystem with its new offering of Apple and Android mobile apps.

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Stories Can Lead to More Stories

Small Demons CEO Valla Vakili speaks at the StoryDrive Frankfurt conference

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.

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Let Story Build Your Bottom Line

StoryDrive Frankfurt Conference 2012 (Photo: Bernd Hartung)

At Frankfurt’s transmedia conference, StoryDrive, speakers focused on how to capture consumers through great storytelling, despite increased distractions from the online world.

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Rovio Announces First Angry Birds Book App

Rovio announces the launch of its first book app at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012

Finnish app giant plans to bring home the bacon with their book app, which they predict will sell millions of downloads.

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The Kiwi and the Dragon Are Friends

Wendy Pye of Award Reading and Sunshine Books

One of the smallest nations in the world, New Zealand, has become a key trading partner with one of the largest, China.

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E-Book Trends Differ Around the World

CEO Panel discusses worldwide e-book trends at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012

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.

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Genre-Busting Trends in the UK

Kate Elton, Publisher of HarperFiction

Ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair, UK publishers anticipated a boom in genre titles and enhanced digital competition.

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Rights Market in China is Booming, But Complicated

At the 2012 International Rights Directors Meeting in Frankfurt (eft to right): Gray Tan, Xie Na, Wuping Zhao, Lynette Owen

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.

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