With its new YA imprint Loqueleo launched in Guadalajara, Spanish publisher Santillana targets 100 million pupils in Spain and Latin America.
To Tango, Flamenco and Samba: Penguin Random House Merger with Santillana
The Penguin Random House deal to absorb Santillana’s trade lines has serious implications for the Spanish-book market, but the outlier in the deal is Brazil.
PRH/Santillana Merger Threatens Digital Shake Up in Brazil Ebook Sector
Penguin Random House Merger with Santillana will force the Brazilian operation to choose whether to stay or leave the powerful DLD digital distribution platform.
Latest Publishing News from Brazil: Santillana, Bertelsmann Make Big Moves
This week’s issue of PublishNewsBrazil finds three publishers among the global elite, while tracking big investments in Brazil by Santillana and Bertelsmann.
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.
Online Marketing is 50% of Success, Says Panarea Digital
Emi Abramzon of Panarea Digital, which produces e-books for B&N and Santillana, explains why better online promotion skills are urgently needed by the industry.
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.
Can Latin American Publishers Compete with Spain’s Big Three?
By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead article, Joaquín Díez-Candedo Flores, Director General of Mexican publishing house Fondo De Cultura Económica, spoke about a “cultural trade imbalance” between the US and Latin America. But an even stronger cultural trade imbalance exists between Spain and Latin America. The Spanish “Big Three” — Planeta, Random House Mondadori, and Santillana — dominate much of …
B&N’s NOOKBooks en Español Gives US Retailer Unique Position in Global E-book Market
By Emily Williams There has been a lot of talk about digital content in Spanish-language publishing over the past three years, and publishers have started the e-book ball rolling with major digitization and e-distribution initiatives, but one key link has still been missing: the final retail connection with the consumer. The booksellers in Spain seem to be dragging their heels, …
Spain’s Prisa Group “Gets a Hand from a Homeless Billionaire”
By Emily Williams We’ve written before about the financial troubles plaguing the Prisa Group, owner of Santillana, one of Spain’s largest publishers. The Economist, in its colorful way, now reports that the group has traded a big chunk of its family ownership in return for a lifeline investment from Liberty Acquisitions, an investment group whose sponsors include Nicolas Berggruen, “an art …
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