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Amazon Kindle to Launch in Chile Within 18 Months

In Spanish World Book News by Andres Hax

By Andres Hax Santiago newspaper La Tercera reports that Pedro Huerta, the director of Kindle Content at Amazon, has assured Chileans that the Kindle will will be up and running in Chile, with enhanced content in Spanish, within 18 months. Pablo Dittborn, the editor of Random House Chile has assured that the costs of passing from PDF format to EPUB …

China, Latin America Getting iPads Tomorrow

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Tomorrow’s the day that China, as well as Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, will be getting the iPad. The devices go on sale at midnight and it will be interesting to see just how many of these relatively pricey devices move in the first few days in their respective markets. There’s no word yet on whether …

Do Publishing Stunts Sell Books?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at how Chilean artist collective Casagrande, along with Literaturwerkstatt Berlin, dropped 100,000 poems over Berlin as a protest against war and a statement in favor of forgiveness. This was a case of “literature as protest,” but more often than not, publishing stunts are being used to promote specific titles. Yesterday came the news …