At the Buenos Aires Book Fair, Zona Futuro showcased alternate, interdisciplinary and experimental projects — publishing of the future.
Planeta has bought a majority share in respected mid-sized independent Spanish publisher Tusquets, further expanding the influence of the Spanish juggernaut.
As Spain’s economic crisis deepens, the launch of two series at BABF is an important milestone for Spanish-language publishing in the Americas.
The Bogotá International Book Fair was a high-energy affair, which featured Brazil as guest of honor. It attracted 415,000 visitors and generated $20m in sales.
The inaugural Tools of Change Latin America in Buenos Aires offered insights into metadata, e-book formats, and e-tailing, but missed participants from Spain.
Armed with an $1,100 subsidy from the National Committee for Popular Libraries, some 2,000 librarians spent $2.2 million in books at the Buenos Aires Book Fair.
The trade in rights at the Buenos Aires Book Fair is growing and is now being supported by a new web site, Books in Argentina, aimed at increasing transactions.
In 2011, 49% of e-book content online in Spain was distributed without the proper copyright holders’ permission, says El Pais’ Antonio Fraguas Garrido.
Mexico City held its sixth annual All Out Book Auction, which helps publishers shed overstock. Authors lead buyers through the aisles, making recommendations.
Amazon has chosen the name ‘Flash’ for its Spanish online e-book sales, just weeks after RHM announced a new imprint for digital shorts with the same name.