*+-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.
*+-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.
*+-Liberdrac, a new e-book platform for the independent booksellers of Catalonia, powered by Libranda and offering 2,000 titles in Catalan, has launched.
*+-Spain’s LIBER publishing trade show opened this week in Barcelona, where changes reflect new economic and digital realities, and a focus on professionalization.
*+-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.
*+-Los-Proyectos is a new, DRM-free digital first fiction publisher in Buenos Aires whose passion defies cynicism and conventional thinking about e-books.
*+-With no Spanish translation of The Casual Vacancy available, fans are taking matters into their own hands and crowdsourcing a pirate translation.
*+-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.
*+-Mexico’s powerful bookseller Librerías Gandhi is adding apps, aggregating Latin American indie e-books, and expanding sales to the US, Spain and Argentina.
*+-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.