As Spain’s new coronavirus surge precedes the planned Hay Festival Segovia, the Hay administration retreats to a digital model for Mexico.
Adding some 1,000 titles to its catalogue, the Planeta books bring Scribd’s Spanish-language offer to more than 85,000 titles.
Reflecting the unity needed in world publishing to address the COVID-19 crisis, a discussion of the pandemic’s impact reveals parallel challenges for publishers, booksellers, and authors.
Operating outside its usual regal setting in Ovieda, Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award honors the Guadalajara International Book Fair and Hay Festival.
The Spanish and Latin American markets are expected to have 14,000 Spanish-language audiobooks available this year, and, with ebooks, continued to see growth in 2019.
Capturing guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on publishing in international markets, the IPA’s listing tracks input from member-associations.
Saying that the book is no longer a business model in itself, Roger Casas-Alatriste insists on a transmedial approach for publishers.
The 2020 CONTEC Mexico conference spends two days examining the potentials of transmedia and artificial intelligence for book publishing.
While the Guadalajara International Book Fair is is a regional rights hub, the biggest player missing is the Latin American literary agent.
Metabooks Brazil’s 80-percent market penetration includes Submarino’s retail operation, and Metabooks Mexico kicks off at Guadalajara.