Barcelona Newspaper La Vanguardia Launches E-books

In Spanish World Book News by Andres Hax

By Andres Hax

On November 2, leading Barcelona newspaper La Vanguardia announced a new e-publishing venture, initially drawn from content written by reporters at the paper. The new imprint will offer both books free and for a fee.

Ismael Nafría, responsible for the new e-books division, said: “E-books are gaining prominence in Spain . . . For La Vanguardia the publishing of e-books offers a new and excellent way of offering quality content to our readers. We will be experimenting with formats and prices.”

The model is similar to that of The Guardian in the UK, which also began producing successful e-book originals based on internal content, as have numerous newspapers around the world.

Source: La Vanguardia

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