Literary agent Carmen Balcells was a ground-breaking entrepreneur and much admired. Now the question is, after her death, where will her authors turn?
Mexico’s publishing industry has great potential, but the lack of organized government is a persistent problem, argues Déborah Holtz of Trilce Ediciones.
Alejandro Piscitelli argues that machine driven book analytics is a practical tool to help society deal with the exponential increase in book publications.
A new program in Peru proposes to translate works by such noted authors as Nobel laureates Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel Garcia Marquez into Quechua.
Eduardo Rabasa of Mexico’s Editorial Sexto Piso argues an audience for quality publishing in Mexico exists and cites his own press and others as evidence.
Spanish author Enrique Vila-Matas has been awarded the 2015 Romance Languages Prize by the Guadalajara Book Fair (FIL) worth $150,000.
Cristóbal Pera, the former Editorial Director of Random House Mondadori Mexico, will join The Wylie Agency and launch The Wylie Agency España.
Amazon Mexico has finally launched its full retail operations and a print bookstore; it had previously offered Kindle ebooks since 2013.
Argentina’s government has propped up the book business, but with this year’s election and economic stagnation, publishers remain uncertain of the future.
Nicole Witt of the Mertin Literary Agency reports on rights deals from the Buenos Aires Book Fair, where literary fiction is always a highlight.