Buenos Aires Book Fair: Is Google Books en Espanol Imminent?

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Digital is a hot topic at this year’s Buenos Aires Book Fair. The event’s professional program opened with a presentation by Bob Stein, of the Center for the Future of the Book, discussing digital innovation and a new pavilion featuring tablets, e-readers and mobile phones highlights opportunities for Argentines to delve into e-books. The American government has erected …

In Spain, Two Special Alliances Form to Tackle E-Books Head On

In Spanish World Book News by Emily Williams

By Emily Williams In Spain, a pair of intriguing publishing alliances promises to bring unique digital content to Spanish readers. The first is ​​​​​​​​​​​​Unebook, a digital platform created by 62 of Spain’s university presses to digitize and sell their content.  With the help of digital distributor Publidisa , the group has created a direct-to-consumer website www.unebook.es where titles from the participating publishers …