Author Archives: Julieta Lionetti

Julieta Lionetti lives in Buenos Aires. She has over 20 years experience in the publishing industry. She works in Spanish, Catalan, French, English and Italian. She lived in France, Sweden and Spain.

Did Commitment to Freedom of Speech Undo FIL’s Last Leader?

Nubia Macias

As executive director of FIL Guadalajara, Nubia Macías, demonstrated her staunch support for freedom of speech. And two related events may have led to her resignation.

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Deceptive Demographics and Our Elusive American Friends

Marisol Schulz, the new executive director of FIL Guadalajara

Julieta Lionetti questions why Planeta was ever seduced by the tens of millions of Spanish-speaking Americans and if the Guadalajara Book Fair is following in its footsteps.

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Indie Booksellers of Catalonia Launch E-books with Libranda


Liberdrac, a new e-book platform for the independent booksellers of Catalonia, powered by Libranda and offering 2,000 titles in Catalan, has launched.

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Spain’s LIBER Reinvents, Prioritizing Training and Digital

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Spain’s LIBER publishing trade show opened this week in Barcelona, where changes reflect new economic and digital realities, and a focus on professionalization.

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Israel to Star as Guest of Honor at FIL Guadalajara 2013

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The Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) will host Israel as Guest of Honor in 2013, providing a platform for Israeli writers to be better known in the region.

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In Buenos Aires, A New Digital Publisher Challenges Assumptions, Gorillas

Cecilia Esposito at Buenos Aires Book Fair

Los-Proyectos is a new, DRM-free digital first fiction publisher in Buenos Aires whose passion defies cynicism and conventional thinking about e-books.

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The Spanish Vacancy of J. K. Rowling


With no Spanish translation of The Casual Vacancy available, fans are taking matters into their own hands and crowdsourcing a pirate translation.

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Puerto Rico’s “Festival de la Palabra” Features Diversity of Int’l Talent

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This October 4-7 Puerto Rico’s Festival de la Palabra will host to 60 established and emerging writers from Puerto Rico, Latin America, and around the world.

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Mexico’s Librerías Gandhi’s Ambitious, Aggressive Int’l E-book Expansion

Manuel Davila Galindo has a vision for taking Gandhi's e-books overseas

Mexico’s powerful bookseller Librerías Gandhi is adding apps, aggregating Latin American indie e-books, and expanding sales to the US, Spain and Argentina.

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E-Books in Spanish Latin America: The New El Dorado or a Mirage?


With 400 million potential readers, why hasn’t Spanish Latin America been yet wooed by any of the major global e-book power players? The reasons are myriad.

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