‘We are not trying to just sell a title, a paper brick: we want to offer our readers a piece of heritage,’ says Felipe González of independent Colombian publisher Laguna Libros.
A graphic novel adaptation of the life of Gabriel García Márquez published by Rey+Naranjo in Bogota has brought new attention to Colombia’s graphic novel industry.
E-Libros, one of Colombia’s few digital publishers, is using the tarjeta e-libro, or ebook card, to reach readers accustomed to only buying print books.
The Bogota International Book Fair convenes nearly the entire Colombian publishing industry and focuses on bringing the region’s books and authors to the public.
As global interest in Latin America grows, Spanish-language publishers are looking to grow their audience. The fastest route: through translations into English.