Frankfurt Talks Digital

Frankfurt Book Fair’s digital survey, collected from more than 1000 industry professionals in more than 30 countries, provides some interesting predictions about the future of the book:

  • China’s digital influence in international publishing predicted to increase threefold in next five years
  • Consumers, Amazon, Google believed to drive the digitisation process
  • e-content will overtake traditional books in sales by 2018
  • Online bookselling named as most important development of the past 60 years

Aside: I really think digitization is spelled with a ‘z’ but, you know…Canadian biaz. I mean, bias.

There’s a ton of great information here if you want to check out the full release on the Frankfurt Book Fair 2008 site.