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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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Writing is “Facing Up to Reality,” say Grossman, Vargas Llosa

David Grossman and Mario Vargas Llosa engaged in a spirited discussion during the first day of FIL Guadalajara, where Israel is the Guest of Honor.

Writing should be about confronting issues to provoke change, said Israel’s David Grossman to Nobel Prize-winner Mario Vargas Llosa at the FIL in Guadalajara.

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Yves Bonnefoy Wins $150,000 Guadalajara Book Fair Prize

Following a controversial choice last year, FIL comes back with an august winner for it's $150k prize for literature: French poet, essayist and critic Yves Bonnefoy.

Following a controversial choice last year, FIL comes back with an august winner for it’s $150k prize for literature: French poet, essayist and critic Yves Bonnefoy.

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Israel Promises Fireworks at Guadalajara International Book Fair

FIL Israel

As the guest of honor at this year’s Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL), Israel will bring 36 writers, 10 publishing houses, artists, musicians and more.

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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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Publishers, Agents Turn to Latin America Amid Crisis in Spain

Spanish publishers are turning to countries like Chile for new sources of revenue. Pictured here, the Chilean Exhibition at the Guadalajara Book Fair 2012 (Photo: FIL Guadalajara / Pedro Andrés)

Spain’s financial crisis and slump in book sales has led Spanish-language publishers to focus on Latin America, with agents bypassing Spain to sell rights directly in the region.

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Cuban Publishers Eager to Embrace Ebooks, Open US Market

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

Ebooks will bring Cuba’s isolated publishing industry and authors to a wider audience across the Spanish-speaking world, but also the US, under the radar of the trade embargo.

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Spain’s RHM Banking on Popularity of Short-form E-publishing

Carmen Ospina is leading the digital drive for RHM

RHM sees the e-book as a unique platform for publishing shorter works whose printing and distribution in paper format would not be commercially viable or timely.

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