*+-The Los Angeles Times looks into the growing availability of Spanish-language ebooks and increasing confidence in the US Spanish-speaking market.
*+-Random House Mondadori’s strategy in the Americas has been to provide regional coverage with a tight focus on local markets. Cristóbal Pera of RHM Mexico explains how they do it.
*+-Bertelsmann’s Random House will now own 100 percent of the shares in Random House Mondadori, its trade book publisher in Spain and Latin America.
*+-Random House Mondadori created reading rooms on Spanish trains. They were a huge hit with commuters, great for sales and a boon for consumer insight.
*+-Amazon has chosen the name ‘Flash’ for its Spanish online e-book sales, just weeks after RHM announced a new imprint for digital shorts with the same name.
*+-One Hundred Years of Solitude is finally released as an official e-book, while Random House Mondadori launches a new, global imprint for digital shorts, RHM Flash.
*+-International digital players are targeting the 500-million strong Spanish-language market. Scary stuff for Spanish-language publishers, who need to prepare.
*+-By Edward Nawotka Italy’s first e-book conference – IfBookThen — is taking place this February 3rd in beautiful Milan. If you register by the end of the day today, you pay just €252 — instead of the €350 tag applies at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. If you’re curious about this new event, you can find the program and line-up of speakers …
*+-By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead article, Joaquín Díez-Candedo Flores, Director General of Mexican publishing house Fondo De Cultura Económica, spoke about a “cultural trade imbalance” between the US and Latin America. But an even stronger cultural trade imbalance exists between Spain and Latin America. The Spanish “Big Three” — Planeta, Random House Mondadori, and Santillana — dominate much of …
*+-By Emily Williams The long-awaited e-book platform from Spain’s big three publishers now has a name. At a meeting with booksellers in Madrid on Tuesday, representatives of the new company announced it will be called Libranda, and will offer the biggest selection of e-books in Spanish and Catalán in the world. Libranda will act as a digital distributor with no …
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