Book industry statistics in Spain show a market still in trouble, despite some signs of growth. Publishers are focusing on relatively healthy export sales to boost revenue.
Declaring that ‘the current copyright framework is unfit for the digital age,’ the chief of the Europe’s research libraries organization speaks out against “neighboring rights,’ related rights, for publishers.
Spain’s LIBER publishing trade show opened this week in Barcelona, where changes reflect new economic and digital realities, and a focus on professionalization.
Grupo Planeta in Spain announced ‘e-circulo’ an initiative which will allow readers to rent e-books via e-streaming
At Madrid’s LIBER, 60 US librarians were invited guests of America Reads Spanish and the ALA, with goal of exposing them to a diversity of materials for their patrons.
Andres Hax highlights the four major books fairs that are most relevant to the Spanish-language publishing industry.
By Emily Williams On Friday, the last day of Spain’s LIBER book fair, a rumor emerged on finance website Cinco Días that set the halls abuzzing: internet giant Amazon was finally preparing to enter the Spanish market through the acquisition of BuyVIP.com, an ecommerce company based in Madrid, with operations in Spain, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Poland and the Netherlands. (To …
By Emily Williams In the small boom in Spanish-language publishing over the past decade, even as big publishers and major chain bookstores worked to ramp up their offerings for Spanish readers, libraries have played an irreplaceable role in serving the needs of Spanish-speaking communities around the country and in connecting readers to the right books. As part of our look into …