The 2016 Guadalajara International Book Fair’s guest region is Latin America, and this year’s rights exchange program is getting unprecedented response.
After discovering the winner of a debut novel prize was co-authored, Planeta is donating the prize money of million pesos (USD $76,800) to Mexico’s flood victims.
Julieta Lionetti questions why Planeta was ever seduced by the tens of millions of Spanish-speaking Americans and if the Guadalajara Book Fair is following in its footsteps.
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.
Planeta has bought a majority share in respected mid-sized independent Spanish publisher Tusquets, further expanding the influence of the Spanish juggernaut.
Backed by Bertelsmann and Planeta, Spain’s Booquo has begun offering all you can read for €9.99 a month from a curated catalog of 300 mostly backlist titles.
Casa del Libro confronts global competitors over e-books and online bookselling with home turf advantage in Spain.
Spain’s biggest bookseller Casa del Libro, France’s Fnac, America’s Amazon, and several smaller competitors have turned Spain into an e-book battleground.
Grupo Planeta in Spain announced ‘e-circulo’ an initiative which will allow readers to rent e-books via e-streaming
In Latin America, e-book sales are off to a slow start, but a new e-reader called Papyre aims to change that.
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