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.
Literary agency Casanovas & Lynch specializes in works by younger, critically acclaimed writers writing in Spanish, from across Latin America and Spain.
Publishers reportedly are concerned by education ministry plans to buy fewer books for schools, expected to result in the lowest levels of such purchases in five years.
13 international book fair directors gathered in Mexico to discuss their progress and evolving viewpoints on the industry and its trade events.