With 42 percent of Spain’s population reporting to surveys that they’re not reading books, last week’s symposium in Madrid about bookselling had an extra edge of urgency.
Indie Booksellers of Catalonia Launch E-books with Libranda
Liberdrac, a new e-book platform for the independent booksellers of Catalonia, powered by Libranda and offering 2,000 titles in Catalan, has launched.
Is Libranda Just a Disappointment or a Dead-End?
Bernat Ruiz Domènech argues that 2 years after launch Spanish e-book platform Libranda hasn’t lived up to its promise — and the big publishers aren’t helping.
Spain’s Libranda Grows Up: E-reader, Library Lending Planned
Spanish e-book site Libranda has matured, partnering with Overdrive, it has migrated to the cloud, now offers library lending, and plans to launch an e-reader.
Spain Hosts Inaugural Virtual Book Fair, March 6-11
Spain’s first Virtual Book Fair is organized by Bubok, the country’s top self-publishing platform, and will feature free author events, seminars, and more.
Ediciones B and Planeta Launch New E-book Imprints
Two Spanish publishers, Ediciones B and Planeta, have launched e-book imprints, and are now dealing with DRM and pricing.
Libranda Expects 10,000 E-books Available by End of 2011
Spanish e-book platform Libranda now has more than 5,000 e-book titles available, and up to 10,000 could be on sale by the end of the year.
Spanish-language E-books: A Market on the Verge
Amazon told El Pais that the company would begin selling Spanish e-books for the Kindle towards the end of the year
Why Spanish Publishing is the Next Digital Battleground
International digital players are targeting the 500-million strong Spanish-language market. Scary stuff for Spanish-language publishers, who need to prepare.
UNESCO Forum 2011: Spain Concerned About E-Piracy; Japanese Mobile E-books Hit $700m Sales in 2010
At the UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Cultural Industries, Nicholas Gary of ActuaLitté interviewed participants about the most urgent issues facing publishing today. By Nicholas Gary, editor of ActuaLitté Today we look at the markets in Spain and Japan, with Milagros Del Corral., the former Director of National Library of Spain and Chair of the Scientific Committee of Focus …