Spanish author Javier Marias argues that while there are plenty of reasons not to write novels, there’s one that is very important — a shot at immortality.
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Anna Soler-Pont reports that as publishers have endured the recession, literary translations take backseat, while piracy still hampers ebook adoption in Spain.
Melanie Rostock with the K Literary and Film Agency in Barcelona offers best-practice advice for literary agents and tips on promising international markets.
With Pentian’s model for crowdsourcing books, it turns the backer into a self-interested investor. But like with any investment, one must be willing to gamble.
Spain’s Pentian crowdfunding platform for books offers a new business model: paying 50% of profits from book sales to backers of the book and 40% to the author.
Literary agent Carmen Balcells —the super agent of the Spanish-language literary world — has agreed to merge her agency with that of Andrew ‘The Jackal’ Wylie.
Open Road Media, has expanded its existing relationship with Barcelona Digital Editions, to launch a new imprint in Spanish: Ciudad de Libros/Open Road Espanol.
The Penguin Random House deal to absorb Santillana’s trade lines has serious implications for the Spanish-book market, but the outlier in the deal is Brazil.
Anna Soler-Pont of Barcelona’s Pontas Literary & Film Agency discusses the her dual careers in books and movies, and role as an agent, writer and producer.