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.
Mexico’s Largest Children’s Library Opens with 3,000 E-books
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.
Plagiarism Problem Plagues $150,000 Prize Winner from Peru
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.
Barcelona’s Blackie Books: Pretty Books for the Apocalypse
Named after a beloved but deceased pet, Barcelona’s Blackie Books is a surprisingly successful independent publisher of cult fiction, poetry, and illustration.
Booksellers, Multinationals Battle Over Spain’s E-book Buyers
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.