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.