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.
The publication of ebooks is beginning to grow among Spanish-language publishers as editors embrace digital, according to Bookwire, a distributor of the format, at CONTEC Mexico.
At the third CONTEC Mexico conference, booksellers from Germany and Spain discussed the art of attracting customers in an age of online shopping.
Innovation and the digital dynamic in sales and distribution get special attention this year in the annual Contec México conference in February.
At the Guadalajara International Book Fair, Anagrama director Jorge Herralde spoke as both a champion of Latin American work and a survivor in publishing.
It can be easier to get Portugal’s books into Latin American via Spanish translations than to sell them in the original Portuguese-language editions in Brazil.
Agents discuss the top titles and trends at the Guadalajara Book Fair, an event they say offers a chance to discover Latin American authors and promote their work to publishers outside the region.
In its 14th year at Cartagena, the Hay Festival brings its mix of literary work and current events to Colombia in January and February.
Spain’s publishers say they sold €58 million in books to the Mexican market alone in 2017, making Latin America ‘the first destination outside our borders.’
‘We knew publishers from different countries could benefit from having their own online sales channels,’ says Pablo Laurino, the founder of Publica.la based in Argentina, with offices in Spain and the USA.