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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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Inside Nubico, Spain’s Latest Ebook Subscription Service

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We talk to David Fernández Poyatos, CEO of Nubico, the Spanish ebook subscription service that is looking to acquire 30% of Spain’s e-reading market.

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Literal: America’s Newest Bilingual and Spanish Book Publisher

Yo Con Literal

Literal magazine, the well-regarded English and Spanish literature magazine literature, has expanded into bilingual and Spanish-language books by Latin American writers.

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E-Readers Create Boom in US Spanish-Language Books

Spanish-language ebooks are exploding in popularity in the US (Image: Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles Times looks into the growing availability of Spanish-language ebooks and increasing confidence in the US Spanish-speaking market.

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Selling Spanish Language Books in the US is a Rewarding Responsibility

Mark Haber is a bookseller at Brazos Bookstore in Houston.

Mark Haber of Brazos Bookstore in Houston argues that selling Spanish language books in the US is a challenging responsibility with unexpected rewards.

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Writing is “Facing Up to Reality,” say Grossman, Vargas Llosa

David Grossman and Mario Vargas Llosa engaged in a spirited discussion during the first day of FIL Guadalajara, where Israel is the Guest of Honor.

Writing should be about confronting issues to provoke change, said Israel’s David Grossman to Nobel Prize-winner Mario Vargas Llosa at the FIL in Guadalajara.

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Argentina’s Bookstores Thrive Despite Digital Challenges

Eterna Cadencia is both a popular bookstore and a publisher.

Despite the growth of online bookselling and a 7X increase in the number of ebooks, Argentina’s 2,256 bookstores are still responsible for 80% of annual book sales.

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Can Latin America’s Music Biz Still Teach Publishing Something?

Opción Música

The print book business in Latin America remains dominant, but digital is rising. Are there lessons to be learned from the music business? Several Argentine music pros weigh in.

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Recovering Memory from Oblivion Through Books in Colombia

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‘We are not trying to just sell a title, a paper brick: we want to offer our readers a piece of heritage,’ says Felipe González of independent Colombian publisher Laguna Libros.

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Mexico’s Álvaro Enrigue Wins Anagrama’s Herralde Novel Prize

Álvaro Enrigue

Mexico’s Álvaro Enrigue won the €18,000 Herralde Prize for his novel Muerte súbita. The prize, awarded by Anagrama, is given to an unpublished novel in Spanish.

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