With 35.9 percent of Spaniards saying they never or almost never read, Spain’s publishers want to ‘redouble our efforts’ to boost those numbers.
Guest of Honor Poland and 12 additional markets are lined up for stand participation at Liber 2023, the publishing trade fair in Madrid.
The annual report from Spain’s publishers describes a 10th consecutive year of growth for the country’s book market, at €2.7 billion.
To boost international rights sales at Liber Madrid, organizers are creating a ‘Priority Interest’ program and inviting hundreds of buyers.
Poland will be the guest of honor market at October’s Liber Madrid show, in collaboration with Spain’s Polish Institute of Culture.
FGEE reports that Spain’s exports of children’s books increased by 3.4 percent, to €24.2 million in 2021, with Mexico as a primary market.
The new ‘Barometer of Reading Habits’ in Spain sees younger readers, especially ages 15 to 18, increasing their engagement with books.
The Liber program, emphasizing the Spanish book industry’s business trends, returns this year to Madrid from Barcelona.
A prolific and much-awarded essayist, novelist, and story writer, Soledad Puértolas is named to receive Liber 22’s accolade for writers.
As Frankfurt Guest of Honor Spain readies its program, Liber 22 in Barcelona announces an award for a historic library in Madrid.