Coronavirus updates: Following cancellations of three fairs in Latin America, the shows’ organizers in Argentina, Colombia, and Peru post digital content.
Our roundup today includes international book business event information from New Zealand, Colombia, Spain, Tunisia, and the United States.
Following the cancellation of the 57th annual Bologna Children’s Book Fair, we see other world events struggling with their own paths forward–including now France’s Cannes Film Festival.
Today’s rights roundup draws on properties from Sweden, Cuba, Argentina, Spain, France, Italy, and Brazil, and covers a range of genres and interests.
‘We knew publishers from different countries could benefit from having their own online sales channels,’ says Pablo Laurino, the founder of Publica.la based in Argentina, with offices in Spain and the USA.
New winners in annual awards programs are Ida Vitale and Graciela Montes, as named by Mexico’s leading international book fair organizers at Guadalajara.
Taking into account a couple of cases of talented writers crossing borders, some 10 nations are represented in our new rights roundup, spanning a clutch of interesting genres and rights opportunities.
Mexican ebook conversion and distribution provider Ink-It and Argentine e-commerce platform Publica.la have partnered to enable direct sales of digital content.
Quarto Iberoamericana addresses a market of up to 550 million Spanish-language citizens, as distribution channels are arranged to deliver translations.
A social network for book lovers has launched in Argentina, and it’s said to be gaining users across the Spanish-speaking world.