Frankfurt Show Daily for Thursday, 11 October 2012

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

On the second day of the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair, our show daily features news, buzz and photos from around the halls. Read about e-commerce in the Arab World, Kobo’s partnership with Mondadori in Italy, and Hay Festival Director Peter Florence’s first impressions as a “frankfurt virgin.” Has e-book adoption reached a plateau in the UK, and are e-books finally getting started in France?

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Also in this issue is our second day of Reading Brazil, a print supplement produced in cooperation with our friends at PublishNews in Brazil. Read about why there is a growing demand for English language books in Brazil, Penguin’s partial acquisition of Companhia das Letras, and get a sneak preview of Brazil’s appearance as Guest of Honor at the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair. You’ll also find a list of important contacts in Brazil, as well as descriptions of Brazil’s major publishing houses.

Download Thursday’s Reading Brazil edition here.

About the Author

Hannah Johnson


Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.