The Argentinean publishing sector experienced an impressive boost in the aftermath of the country’s economic crash in 2001. However, at present the industry seems unable to adequately respond to the challenge posed by the digital era. The audacity that has always characterized the local entrepreneurs is pretty much alive, but has to be unleashed.
Although the book market is a small in Hong Kong, local publishers are actively joining the trend of digital publishing, and many of them show great interest in bringing out e-books for smart phone users. Ming-Pao Publication has been promoted its e-book list of 120 titles since December and it hopes to cooperate with Hong Kong mobile companies in the near future. And the leading ereader manufacturer Hanovn reached agreement with five Hong Kong publishers at the fair.
Ms. Jiao Yang, the head of Shanghai Bureau of Press and Publication, said the city has been building the nation’s first base for digital publishing with various investments both from the central and local government. In the past year, the complete output of press and publications in Shanghai reached to 84.5 billion Yuan (US$12.47 billion). Shanghai is responsible for 25% of the whole country’s digital publishing output.