Encouraged to ‘exchange opinions, push yourself to create a network,’ Mexico’s booksellers at the CONTEC conference were challenged to adopt digital sales systems’ support for retail.
As Sweden’s Storytel prepares to enter the Mexican market, a set of challenges awaits, from building the habit of audiobook listening to bringing aboard regional publishers.
Reflecting a number of trends in international publishing, the upcoming CONTEC Mexico conference looks at how trends such as audiobooks and open access are playing out in Latin America and across the globe.
In Colombia, the seven independent publishers of 49 Libros and their shared distribution company Huracán have had a new day in the sun at the Bogotá International Book Fair’s new small-press pavilion.
Can publishing advances sustain literary agencies in Latin America? And could stories of violence be what publishers this season are looking for? These and other issues are discussed by rights specialists among the Bogotá Book Fair fellows.
In its second year at Bogotá, the professional program has a class of agents, editors, and translators arriving this week. And in the UK, Amazon will pay a second Kindle Storyteller winner £20,000.
As part of the launch of Hay Festival’s Latin American anthology, ‘Bogotá39-2017,’ author Samanta Schweblin and editor Sara Malagón talk about labels and gender.
In our interview with Grano de Sal, a brand-new publishing house in Mexico City, we learn that the publisher is looking for edgy books and world Spanish rights.
From the ‘UT News’ in Austin: the archive of one of the most important literary figures of the 20th century, Gabriel García Márquez, is now online.
From Brazil, Norway, Canada, the UK, Lebanon, and Turkey, we gather observations from Guadalajara International Book Fair’s Rights Exchange fellows.