Publishing start-ups crowd Frankfurt book fair

Source: The Local

A rush of publishing start-ups and ever new ways to lure readers in an industry with Amazon breathing down its neck will be a central theme at the world’s biggest book fair, opening in Germany on Wednesday.

Faced with competition from the online giant, publishers face an “imperative to be big”, organisers of the Frankfurt Book Fair say, pointing to this year’s merger to create Penguin Random House.

 

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