Mexico has become the first Spanish-language market in the Americas in which Nielsen’s research service Bookscan operates.
A group of independent Latin American publishers curated a ‘hot list’ at the Frankfurt Book Fair to promote their latest literary titles to right buyers.
Another busy program of more than 100 authors is announced for this year’s Peruvian Hay Festival, including Cees Nooteboom, Kim Thuy, and many others.
Sixty-eight indigenous languages are spoken in Mexico by almost 7 million people. Several publishers focus on this linguistic diversity and oral traditions.
A good agency’s character is ‘built with many authors, not single ones.’ CBQ’s Claudia Bernaldo di Quiros offers five titles making rights sales.
Focused on Mexican and Latin American authors, La Cartonera publishes hand-made books with hand-painted covers. These literary creations are selling at home and abroad.
Focusing on debut Latin American talent, Victor Hurtado’s agency’s rights sales are promoting new voices from the Spanish-language markets.
In its eighth year in Mexico, the Hay Festival returns to Querétaro with commentators and writers, musicians and scientists. Tickets now are on sale.
‘Global vision, local service’ is how Bookwire has pushed deep into its Latin American expansion after success in Germany and Spain.
Those in digital publishing in Mexico say things are looking up somewhat, despite slow growth and a marketplace still discovering the opportunities.