The growing importance of ebooks and digital reading is highlighted at the London Book Fair which got underway at Earls Court yesterday.
Amongst the names exhibiting are ebook retailer Kobo, which has announced plans to “tailor” services for select European markets, digital magazine retailer Zinio, ereader manufacturer iriver and distribution platform Overdrive.
Other exhibitors include the RNIB which is working to increase awareness of ebooks among the visually impaired as well as providing accessibility feedback to ebook publishers and reader manufacturers.
The fair’s dedicated Digital Zone is hosting over 40 exhibiters including companies offering distribution services and platforms.
The zone is also hosting seminars on a range of ebook related topics including making ebooks more accessible, “reinventing the art of storytelling” and the future of digital books in libraries.
The London Book Fair continues until Wednesday 13th April, visitors can register online.