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Germany’s Papego named ‘startup of the year’ at Frankfurt

Papego, a ‘mobile reading app designed to bridge the gap between mobile and print books’, has been named ‘startup of the year’ at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, reports Publishing Perspectives. The German business, which was chosen from six shortlisted startups, was awarded €10,000 (A$14,465) and a one-year membership to the German Publishers and Booksellers Association’s new startup accelerator for the book and media industry, ContentShift. Readers can use Papego to scan a page of their print book and continue reading from the same page of their ebook. They can also switch back to print by following the page numbers on the app. Jury spokesperson Michael Adams said Papego ‘has the potential to become an industry standard—both nationally and internationally’. ‘It bridges the gap between analogue and digital products,’ he said.


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