With the iBookstore opening in most of Central and South America, Apple has beaten Kobo and Amazon into the Latin American e-book market.
Spain’s LIBER publishing trade show opened this week in Barcelona, where changes reflect new economic and digital realities, and a focus on professionalization.
Despite the nostalgia for print at a recent e-book symposium in Mexico, regional publishers are finally ready to fight for “pole position” in the race to digital.
Los-Proyectos is a new, DRM-free digital first fiction publisher in Buenos Aires whose passion defies cynicism and conventional thinking about e-books.
With no Spanish translation of The Casual Vacancy available, fans are taking matters into their own hands and crowdsourcing a pirate translation.
This October 4-7 Puerto Rico’s Festival de la Palabra will host to 60 established and emerging writers from Puerto Rico, Latin America, and around the world.
A grim report by the Spanish Publishers’ Guild shows an industry in a downward spiral, with few bright spots and bankruptcies expected later this year.
A Buenos Aires Book Fair survey names ‘the 50 publishing professionals whose actions have had the strongest impact on their colleagues over the last years.’
In 2010 Latin America produced nearly as many books as Spain yet absorbed 20% of Spain’s overall production, while Spain took in just 2% of Latin America’s.
Mexico has more than 100 indies struggling to survive, often as literary publishers. Some embrace e-books, others balk. Could digital by their lifeline?