Blogs & Websites Covering the Spanish Book Market(s)

In Spanish World Book News by Julieta Lionetti

Recently, the Ministry of Culture of Spain, through its Observatory (Observatorio del libro y la lectura), compiled a list of websites and blogs of note on books and the book industry. If you’d like to keep yourself informed on a daily basis but don’t speak Spanish, it’s worth using Google Translate to give yourself a flavor of what’s going on.

This is the short list, but you can check the long list too.

365 días de libros
Blog of the Library of the Campus de Colmenarejo, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid
Libraries / Reading

Actualidad editorial
Self-defined as an observatory of trends and news on publishing. It focuses on analysis of the industry. Spanish and global focus.
Industry / New Technologies

Anatomía de la edición
Developed by Alberto Vicente and Silvano Gozzer, this portal is very data-driven.
Industry / Books / New Technologies

Blog of Anatomía de la edición that offers tools and resources for publishers.
Industry / Books / New Technologies

Banco del Libro
Private association, belonging to the Venezuelan chapter of IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People).
Promotion of Reading / Children and YA literature

Beat, Observatori de l’edició digital
Catalan Web focused on TICs applied to the book industry.
Industry / New Technologies

Founded in 2010 by Julian Marquina, a blog focused on subjects of interest for librarians and documentalists.
Libraries / Tools / New Technologies / Reading

Blog de la BNE
Blog of the Biblioteca Nacional de España
Libraries / Books
Portal managed by Communication expert Javier Celaya.
Book Industry / Cultural Industries / Books / New Technologies

El documentalista enredado
Blog on metadata edited by documentalist Marcos Ros-Martin.
Books / Metadata / New Technologies

El ojo fisgón
Blog by Colombian editor Martín Gómez, about new trends in the Spanish book market.
Industry / Books / Reading

Professional portal created by CEGAL (Spanish booksellers), FGEE (Spanish publishers) and FANDE (Spanish )
Industry / Books / New Technologies

German Sanchez Ruiperez Endowment web magazine, globally analysis trends in reading, publishing, libraries, etc.
Industry / Books / Promotion of Reading

Libros y Bitios
Jose Antonio Millán, philology doctor and publisher, writes on books, reading history, reading experience, digital and traditional publishing, etc.
Industry / Books/ Reading / Editorial / New Technologies

CAL (Argentine Book Chamber of Commerce) focused this portal on news about the industry.
Publishing / Bookselling / Books

Libros en la nube
Blog led by former publisher Julieta Lionetti, with thoughts, news analysis, etc. on new trends in the book industry. Spanish and global focus.
Industry / Trends / New Technologies

Los futuros del libro
Blog conducted by professor Joaquin Rodriguez on books, editors, publishers and readers at the beginning of XXI Century.
Books / Reading / Publishing

Me gusta escribir
Random House Mondadori social platform where writers and readers meet.
Social Platform / Books

Portal del Llibre
The Associació d’Editors del País Valencià promotion site, with interesting information about industry trends.
Industry / Books

Trends on the digital transition
New Technologies / Books

About the Author

Julieta Lionetti

Julieta Lionetti lives in Buenos Aires. She has over 20 years experience in the publishing industry. She works in Spanish, Catalan, French, English and Italian. She lived in France, Sweden and Spain.