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R.J. Huneke: Describing the Pentian Experience

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American author R.J. Huenke discusses his efforts to publish his new novel Cyberwar through Spanish self-publishing crowd-sourcing service Pentian.

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Javier Marias’ 7 Reasons Not to Write Novels and 1 Reason Why

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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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The Spanish Digital Link Offers Entrée to the Spanish World

Spanish Digital Link

The Spanish Digital Link offers publishing localization services that will help you establish a foothold in the 500 million strong global Spanish-language market.

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In Spain: Recession Hampers Translation, Piracy Stalls Ebooks

Anna Soler-Pont of Pontas Agency in Barcelona.

Anna Soler-Pont reports that as publishers have endured the recession, literary translations take backseat, while piracy still hampers ebook adoption in Spain.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Melanie Rostock, K Literary Agency in Spain

Melanie Rostock, K Literary & Film Agency

Melanie Rostock with the K Literary and Film Agency in Barcelona offers best-practice advice for literary agents and tips on promising international markets.

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Is Pentian’s “Investment Model” for Books a Sure Bet?

Pentian launched their US campaign at BEA.

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.

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Book Crowdfunding Platform Pentian Pays Writers and Readers

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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.

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Agenting Mega-merger as Carmen Balcells Joins Andrew Wylie

Carmen Balcells (Photo: El Pais)

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.

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Open Road Media Expands Into Spanish Language Ebooks

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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.

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To Tango, Flamenco and Samba: Penguin Random House Merger with Santillana

A map depicting Santillana's worldwide footprint.

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.

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