Frankfurt SPARKS to Light Up Fair Again
The Frankfurt Book Fair's digital initiative, Frankfurt SPARKS, will again take place this year. A two-day StoryDrive Conference will bring together publishers, marketing professionals, and film and games experts to discuss digital business. Also at the fair, exhibit areas on the show floor called Frankfurt Hot Spots will address topics ranging from comics to publishing services to mobile and devices.

SBS Launches Consultancy for Publishers
Publishing industry freight forwarder SBS Worldwide has launched a new consultancy company, Virtualized Logistics. The offshoot will help publishers with supply chain and freight forwarding systems issue. SBS group chairman Steve Walker said, "VL will give publishers an assessment of the financial and time savings to be gained by reorganizing their supply chain processes."