Hong Kong is Eager to Follow the Fashion of Mobile Reading

In Global Trade Talk by Wuping Zhao

By Wuping Zhao Reading e-books on Kindle-like e-readers is out of fashion, according to various reports from the 21st Hong Kong Book Fair which was held from 21st to 27th July, 2010. Mobile is the new e-reading platform of choice. Like the Paris Salon du Livre, the annual Hong Kong Book Fair is mainly for the local public to buy …

Hong Kong Book Fair Introduces Digital Publishing Section

In Global Trade Talk by Helen Gregg

by Helen Gregg For the first time, the Hong Kong Book Fair has devoted an area of the packed show floor to digital publishing and technology exhibitors, reported the New York Times. The new digital book and e-publishing zone at the week-long fair features over twenty technology companies showcasing their products to the almost 900,000 attendees expected by tomorrow’s closing …

What’s the Buzz: Trade Pubs Have it Harder, Lost at the Hong Kong Book Fair

In News, What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The best of social media and the blogosphere… Publishing industry consultant Mike Shatzkin of the Idea Logical company blogged about how the digital transition is different for trade publishers vs. other types of publishers.  It’s a preview of a larger project he promises to reveal in the next couple weeks that will enumerate exactly why trade publishers, …