At the Tokyo International Book Fair the focus finally shifted away from devices to actual ebooks, but hype of their immediately transforming the business was toned down.
Does Lack of English-language Publishers Leave Seoul’s Book Fair 2nd Class?
The Korea Times compares the Seoul International Book Fair to Tokyo’s International Book Fair, and finds it sorely lacking.
“Destroy Amazon!”: Rakuten Kobo and Kodansha’s Tokyo Love-in
Amazon’s Kindle may be coming soon to Japan, but Rakuten Kobo and Kodansha make it clear at the Tokyo Book Fair that the Yanks will face stiff competition.
Push Comes to Shove: Japan’s E-book Market in 2012
Until now, Japan has been the Galapagos Islands of e-books. Suddenly, with foreign companies appearing to win, the market is scrambling to catch up and adjust.
Tokyo International Book Fair: What It Is and Isn’t
The large turnout at the Tokyo Book Fair comes increasingly from non-publishers, including online distributors, digital services, and IT companies.
Pictures from the Tokyo International Book Fair 2011
Pictures from the Tokyo International Book Fair (July 7-10, 2011), one of the major publishing trade shows in Asia.