Is Spanish Language Publishing in the US an Untapped Market?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka


By Edward Nawotka

Today’s lead article by Emily Williams describes how even as demand for Spanish language books in the US continues to rise, libraries struggle to meet the demand. Not only are their budgets for book acquisitions being slashed, increasingly they can’t find the types and quality of books they need. We’ve asked before, “Whatever Happened to Spanish Language US Publishing” — and you can read Emily’s coverage of that topic here — but it again leads me to wonder if Spanish language publishing for North America isn’t still a largely untapped market for US and foreign publishers?

Let us know what you think in the comments.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.