New book, old book: A quick-selling contemporary Indian book and a long-baffling ancient codex are in the news this week in international industry channels. By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 At Amazon India: Record-Breaking Pre-Sales new record in India: the English-language daily broadsheet DNA India carries a report that author Chetan Bhagat‘s novel, One Indian Girl, has become the leading title for pre-order sales …
‘There is good news’ from the publishing sector in Spain, says The Markets’ visionary speaker Javier Celaya of Dosdoce.com. And it’s ‘radically transforming the cultural sector.’
The impact of digital, the population’s loss of ‘cultural habits’ and challenges to the supply chain: José Manuel Anta tells us about Spain’s book market.
‘We need to work harder and customize our publishing offers in Latin America,’ says Spain’s Luis Solano, a speaker at Frankfurt’s The Markets conference.
Book industry statistics in Spain show a market still in trouble, despite some signs of growth. Publishers are focusing on relatively healthy export sales to boost revenue.
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‘To have readers in Spain has always been a great and generous gift to me,’ says Richard Ford in a statement released on the news of his Princess of Asturias award.
Spain’s capital city will be the special guest at the world’s largest Spanish-language book fair next year in Guadalajara, the first time since 2009 a city has been granted the honor.
With 42 percent of Spain’s population reporting to surveys that they’re not reading books, last week’s symposium in Madrid about bookselling had an extra edge of urgency.
Familiar centers for one literary language or another, writes English PEN’s Erica Jarnes, various capitals become de facto hubs for ‘world literatures.’ How appropriate is that?