The iBookstore is about to open in Latin America, using the Falkland Islands and Guyana to originate sales, but Apple and its suppliers aren’t making it easy.
Spain Hikes E-book VAT to 21%, Likely Slowing Growth
As part of austerity measures VAT on e-books has been raised to 21% in Spain, a move that is likely to slow growth in the nascent segment.
Bigger, Better Children’s Books Fair for Buenos Aires
This July’s Buenos Aires Children’s and YA Book Fair has recovered some of its past splendor but it still lacks a digital program.
Mexico Flexes Cultural Muscle with Carlos Fuentes Literary Prize
Mexico’s new Carlos Fuentes International Prize for Literary Creation offers one winner $250,000 cash and brings the country coveted cultural cachet.
New Site for Argentine Translation Rights Misses the Mark
Books from Argentina, a new site promoting Argentine translations abroad, lacks the focus that would make it the tool the industry so desperately needs.
Report Confirms Nightmare Year for Spanish Publishers, Bankruptcies Loom
A grim report by the Spanish Publishers’ Guild shows an industry in a downward spiral, with few bright spots and bankruptcies expected later this year.
The Slow Awakening of E-Books in Spain
Publisher Blanca Rosa Roca says rampant piracy and inflated e-book prices are keeping Spain’s e-book market from really taking off — but change is on its way.
Bibliotren: Random House Mondadori Transforms Train Cars into Reading Rooms
Random House Mondadori created reading rooms on Spanish trains. They were a huge hit with commuters, great for sales and a boon for consumer insight.
Further Proof that Print Books are Disappearing, Literally
Publisher Eterna Cadencia’s marketing campaign to print books with disappearing ink got the media’s attention, but does it cheapen the role of the author?
Mexico City Fair Celebrates Independent, Fashionable Publishers
The Independent Publishers’ Fair brings together 65 small, culturally significant publishing houses for a three-week-long event in Mexico City.