In Mexico, the attitude towards ebooks has shifted from one of wariness and worry to one of enthusiasm, as evidenced by this year’s International E-book Symposium.
Following a controversial choice last year, FIL comes back with an august winner for it’s $150k prize for literature: French poet, essayist and critic Yves Bonnefoy.
The late New York Times Reporter Anthony Shadid, who died in Syria last year, is among the winners of the 2013 Arab American Book Awards.
As the guest of honor at this year’s Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL), Israel will bring 36 writers, 10 publishing houses, artists, musicians and more.
The El Paso-based publisher of this year’s PEN/Faulkner Award, has carved a niche as a purveyor of bilingual books in translation by focusing on the US-Mexico border region.
Citing Mexico’s tradition of pictorial storytelling and penchant for the surreal, publisher Editorial Resistencia makes the case that the graphic novel is the ideal format for Mexican readers.
The new Goldsmiths Prize and 10,000 GBP will go to an innovative UK novel. The prize was inspired by the works of writers Laurence Sterne and Denis Diderot.
Random House Mondadori’s strategy in the Americas has been to provide regional coverage with a tight focus on local markets. Cristóbal Pera of RHM Mexico explains how they do it.
Spain’s financial crisis and slump in book sales has led Spanish-language publishers to focus on Latin America, with agents bypassing Spain to sell rights directly in the region.
Ebooks will bring Cuba’s isolated publishing industry and authors to a wider audience across the Spanish-speaking world, but also the US, under the radar of the trade embargo.