Argentine publisher Adriana Hidalgo has won this year’s Publishing Merit Award at the Guadalajara International Book Fair, in recognition as Latin America’s most widely distributed independent publisher.
At the Guadalajara Book Fair, Bill McCoy of the IDPF and Pablo Defendini of Safari Books encouraged publishers to abandon DRM, and set their own prices.
Peruvian publishing is enjoying record growth thanks to zero VAT on books, increased exports and investment, more government purchases and a rising literary profile.
In Latin America, e-books are a huge opportunity for governments to provide their citizens with access to quality content while overcoming the problem of distribution.
The largest children’s library in Mexico—Biblioteca BS-IBBY México—in Mexico City boasts some 25,000 titles, of which more than 3,000 are in digital format.
The awarding of this year’s $150,000 FIL literature prize to Peruvian Alfredo Bryce Echenique, an accused plagiarist, has divided writers and critics across Latin America.
Named after a beloved but deceased pet, Barcelona’s Blackie Books is a surprisingly successful independent publisher of cult fiction, poetry, and illustration.
Spain’s biggest bookseller Casa del Libro, France’s Fnac, America’s Amazon, and several smaller competitors have turned Spain into an e-book battleground.