Frankfurt Book Fair to look to future via today's children
BERLIN (AFP) - The Frankfurt Book Fair will spotlight child and youth literature and its role at the avant-garde of the publishing world with playful apps for smartphones and tablet computers as well as interactive games.
The media world for children and youngsters breaks new ground for publishers in the digital age by pushing the boundaries far beyond the printed book, say organisers of the world's biggest book fair, which opens on Wednesday.
Electronics giant Sony and Nintendo, the titan in electronic games, will be among some 7,400 exhibitors at the five-day fair, reflecting innovations in an industry where "content is king", the fair's director said.
"Children's and youth media are not only a prototype for what is happening in the publishing industry, but also for what is happening at the moment socially," Mr Juergen Boos told reporters.