The coming festival weekend in Colombia features music and visual art alongside literary events and debates in international current and political affairs.
A posthumous novel by Roberto Bolaño and new works by Guatemala’s Rodrigo Rey Rosa and Mexicans Mario Bellatin and Laia Jufresa are among Frankfurt’s Latin American rights harvest. It’s post-“boom” in Latin America’s literary output, as agent Cristóbel Pera puts it: powerful new voices breaking out on the world stage…and awaiting the rights action at Frankfurt Book Fair. — Porter …
13 international book fair directors gathered in Mexico to discuss their progress and evolving viewpoints on the industry and its trade events.
A Colombian coffee-growing town went to the Bogotá Book Fair to showcase its own publishing house, run by the municipality.
Bogotá-based independent Laguna Libros holds a monthly bicycle ride in the company of an author whose book portrays Colombia’s capital city.
Colombia is still “a young country” in literacy. The Bogotá Book Fair is helping to change that, says the publishing association chief.
Attracting more than four times the anticipated participants, Bogotá Book Fair’s first rights center draws buyers and sellers from Portugal, Spain, Japan, Canada, Australia, Chile and Argentina.
An alliance of Spanish-language publishers has launched Bibliomanager, a print-on-demand platform to deliver books locally, cutting production and distribution costs.
A first edition of One Hundred Years of Solitude was stolen at the Bogota Book Fair last week. Police recovered the book, but the thieves are still at large.
For the first time, Facebook’s Internet.org app has bundled free ebooks with its services, starting in Colombia with 24symbols.