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How Alliances Bolster Latin American Indie Publishing

Leonora Djament

A quintet of editors from Argentina and Mexico discuss the boom and future of independent publishing in Latin America.

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Argentina’s La Bestia Revives English Authors in Spanish

Maxi Papandrea

Argentina’s La Bestia publishing house brings previously untranslated top English titles, from authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, into Spanish translations.

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Edicola: Bringing New Chilean and Italian Authors to the World

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Founded in 2012, Chile’s Edicola publishes new Chilean and Italian authors in Spanish, Italian, and English in both print and ebook formats.

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South Korean Publishers Eye Latin America’s Vast ESL Market

Angie H Roh

South Korean education publishers see Latin America as a potential growth market for their popular English-as-a-second-language learning materials.

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Anne Marie Métailié: “Publishing Requires Bulletproof Stubbornness”

Anne Marie Métailié

France’s Anne Marie Métailié, winner of the Guadalajara Book Fair’s (FIL) publishing merit award, describes working in publishing as an imperfect love story.

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Italy’s Claudio Magris Wins 2014 $150,000 FIL Prize

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Italian writer Claudio Magris (b. 1939) has been awarded the 2014 Prize in Romance Languages by the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL).

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Get Ready for the Guadalajara International Book Fair

Entrance to the Guadalajara Book Fair 2012 (Photo: FIL Guadalajara / Natalia Fregoso)

Guadalajara is the largest Spanish-language book fair in the world. About 20,000 professionals attend as well as 750,000 members of the general public.

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Guadalajara Book Fair to Honor Argentine Literary Greats

Luisa Valenzuela will be part of the Argentine delegation presented at this year's FIL Guadalajara.

The Guadalajara Book Fair’s guest nation, Argentina, will honor literary greats and acknowledge Mexico as a haven for exiled writers during the Dirty War.

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Toothless Fixed Book Price Law Undermines Mexican Bookstores

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Though Mexico has a fixed book price law, editor Marcelo Uribe notes that enforcement is non-existent and is calling for stronger protections for booksellers.

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In Taiwan Reading is Cool, But Lukewarm on Ebooks

Doris Wang

Despite being digitally savvy Taiwanese readers are dedicated to print and ebooks remain just 2% of the market — though change is afoot.

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