Vietnamese e-books debut at int'l festival

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A Vietnamese electronic book seller introduced its products at the five-day Frankfurt Book Fair last week, marking the first time Vietnamese electronic books have been available at the international event.

Vietnam's Alezaa.com, the country's first-ever e-book store, owned by Hanoi-based online services provider Vinapo, was one of 30 e-book stands at this year fair.

"For sure, Vietnam can publish e-books for the overseas market, especially those about cooking tips or those with many illustrations," said Tran Trong Thanh, chairman of Vinapo. 

He said before the event that Vinapo hoped to find international partners to introduce Vietnamese books to the world.

The Frankfurt Book Fair, an annual event held in Germany every October since 1949, is "probably the largest and most important book fair" worldwide, according to the BBC News.

The book fair this year, which took place October 10-14, gathered over 7,000 participants from around the world.

Vietnam was represented by three stands: one from the Ministry of Information and Communications, another from Hanoi Book and Trading Company, also known as Vietbook, and one from Vinapo.

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