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.
RHM sees the e-book as a unique platform for publishing shorter works whose printing and distribution in paper format would not be commercially viable or timely.
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.