The impact of digital, the population’s loss of ‘cultural habits’ and challenges to the supply chain: José Manuel Anta tells us about Spain’s book market.
The Mertin Agency Has the Hometown Advantage
By Emily Williams If you’re involved in Portuguese- and Spanish-language publishing, there’s a good chance your Fair experience started on Monday night at a dinner and reception thrown by the Mertin Agency. For many years, agency founder Ray-Güde Mertin hosted the guests in her home, welcoming them back to Germany with a glass of Riesling and a warm laugh. Since …
Readmagine: Luis González on Publishing’s Own Narrative
Formulating Readmagine in Madrid, the Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez’s Luis González is impressed with what ‘outsiders’ may offer.
Bologna Book Plus: Exhibitors, Seminars, Presentations
The Bologna Book Plus program this year has its first in-person outing at the trade show, widening the purview for publishers.
Bookwire’s New ‘Digital Consumer Book Barometer’: 2020 Data
The latest ‘Digital Consumer Book Barometer’ includes statistics from Italy, the German-language markets, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, and French-language Canada.
Spain’s New Platform, Frankfurt’s Translator Networking Program
Publishers and distributors in Spain open an international registration hub, as Frankfurt takes applications for its 2021 translators program.
At the Readmagine Conference Online: The Pandemic’s ‘Acceleration of Trends’
Rüdiger Wischenbart in his Readmagine presentation says the coronavirus may speed up pre-pandemic book trends, including the growth of backlist audiobooks.
Coronavirus Notes: Events Going Digital, Spain’s Readmagine Among Them
Speakers and topics are being announced as registration opens for Madrid’s Readmagine conference, which plans its online events in June.
Spain’s Readmagine Opts for ‘Plan B’; Frankfurt Extends the BookFest Deadline
Publishing conference Readmagine is organizing a digital approach for 2020, as Frankfurt allows publishers more time on BookFest concepts.
Spain’s Readmagine and Digital Distributors Meeting Announce Programming
The Readmagine event in Madrid this June includes the International Digital Distributors Meeting and discussions on ebooks, AI, and other tech topics.