With its new YA imprint Loqueleo launched in Guadalajara, Spanish publisher Santillana targets 100 million pupils in Spain and Latin America.
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.
Penguin Random House Merger with Santillana will force the Brazilian operation to choose whether to stay or leave the powerful DLD digital distribution platform.
This week’s issue of PublishNewsBrazil finds three publishers among the global elite, while tracking big investments in Brazil by Santillana and Bertelsmann.
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.
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.
International digital players are targeting the 500-million strong Spanish-language market. Scary stuff for Spanish-language publishers, who need to prepare.
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 …
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, …
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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