In Spain, trade book publishers have shown resistance to digitization. while education publishers have embraced digital technology in the coronavirus pandemic
While some skepticism has greeted Penguin Random House’s discount-and-coupon offers on print copies, others see a useful exercise in D2C sales.
The Spanish and Latin American markets are expected to have 14,000 Spanish-language audiobooks available this year, and, with ebooks, continued to see growth in 2019.
A March 10 half-day ‘Audio HQ’ conference will open London Book Fair in the show’s new audio-specific exhibition area at Olympia London.
In Dosdoce’s new study, American publishers’ interest in producing Spanish-language audiobooks is seen as rising rapidly.
As ebook sales continue to grow in Spanish-language markets, the new report from the Dosdoce and Bookwire.es shows digital subscription services are also gaining consumer traction.
The predictions made by publishers responding to Dosdoce’s new survey see the number of Spanish-language audiobook titles surpassing 10,000 this year, narration dialects starting to favor Latin American markets.
From European markets recovering from financial losses to translation in the US market and book-pricing differences based on authors’ genders, a ‘Beyond the Book’ panel at BookExpo looked at recent coverage of the books industry.
Less than two years after launch, an online rights-trading platform for the Spanish-language markets is shuttering. And a veteran observer has questions.
‘There is good news’ from the publishing sector in Spain, says The Markets’ visionary speaker Javier Celaya of Dosdoce.com. And it’s ‘radically transforming the cultural sector.’
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