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.
The controversial withdrawal of Spain’s FGEE from the Buenos Aires Book Fair as a reaction to import/export controls won’t diminish the Fair, says director.
Spanish e-book site Libranda has matured, partnering with Overdrive, it has migrated to the cloud, now offers library lending, and plans to launch an e-reader.
Maria Teresa Andruetto, winner of the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award. discusses her life, her amazing career, and why she distrusts the impact of digital.
Bolivian publisher Martínez-Acchini has partnered McGraw-Hill to sell 300+ digital textbooks exclusively through its network of brick and mortar bookstores.
Spain’s Virtual Book Fair took place between the 6-12 March and experienced first-time afflictions, but offered an interesting model for interaction.
In 2010 Latin America produced nearly as many books as Spain yet absorbed 20% of Spain’s overall production, while Spain took in just 2% of Latin America’s.
The Buenos Aires Book Fair, April 19-May 7, added O’Reilly’s TOC confab, bolstering its region-leading program, and is compiling a top 50 list of professionals.