Spanish World Book News

Top publishing stories from Latin America and Spain for English-language readers.

Authors Guide to Frankfurt Available in Spanish

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Our Authors Guide to the Frankfurt Book Fair is now available in Spanish, thanks to Dosdoce, The Spanish Digital Link, and Actualidad Editorial. Download it here.

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SURVEY: Which Spanish Ebook Market in the Americas Has Greatest Potential?

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Digital books have yet to fully take hold in the Spanish-speaking countries of Central and Latin America. Which country has the greatest potential?

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Translation Envy: Can Latin Americans Win Over English Readers?

Andrés Delgado Darnalt

As global interest in Latin America grows, Spanish-language publishers are looking to grow their audience. The fastest route: through translations into English.

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€125k Cervantes Prize Awarded to Jose Manuel Caballero Bonald

Jose Manuel Caballero Bonald

Spanish poet and essayist Jose Manuel Caballero Bonald has won this year’s €125k Cervantes Prize, for a life-long contribution to Spanish-language literature.

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Argentina’s Adriana Hidalgo Wins FIL Publishing Merit Award

Adriana Hidalgo

Argentine publisher Adriana Hidalgo has won this year’s Publishing Merit Award at the Guadalajara International Book Fair, in recognition as Latin America’s most widely distributed independent publisher.

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E-books May Solve Latin America’s Library Problem

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In Latin America, e-books are a huge opportunity for governments to provide their citizens with access to quality content while overcoming the problem of distribution.

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Carlos Fuentes’s Last Novel to be Published Posthumously

Carlos Fuentes offers gift to readers from beyond the grave.

Spanish publishing house Alfaguara will publish Mexican author Carlos Fuentes’s last novel, Federico en Su Balcon, posthumously later this week.

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Indie Booksellers of Catalonia Launch E-books with Libranda

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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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The Spanish Vacancy of J. K. Rowling

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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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