Seeing a boom in YA book sales, Argentine publishers are now chasing global trends and marketing to a younger demographic to help boost prospects.
Argentina’s government has propped up the book business, but with this year’s election and economic stagnation, publishers remain uncertain of the future.
To educate children, Argentina’s Pequeno Editor published a biodegradable book embedded with jacaranda seeds that can literally be planted after it is read.
Buenos Aires, with 2.8 million people, has 734 bookstores, or 25 for every 100,000 people — the highest per capita in the world.
Nicole Witt of the Mertin Literary Agency reports on rights deals from the Buenos Aires Book Fair, where literary fiction is always a highlight.
A program in Buenos Aires aims to assist small- and medium-sized Argentine publishers develop overseas markets, streamline business practices and digitize.
A quintet of editors from Argentina and Mexico discuss the boom and future of independent publishing in Latin America.
In an effort to defy difficulties at home, Argentine e-bookseller BajaLibros is aiming to sell ebooks throughout Latin America as well as the United States.
Global Spanish-language ebook retailers are racing to capture Latin American readers and bolster ebook sales before Amazon makes a big push into the region.
Argentina’s La Bestia publishing house brings previously untranslated top English titles, from authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, into Spanish translations.