With no Spanish translation of The Casual Vacancy available, fans are taking matters into their own hands and crowdsourcing a pirate translation.
Puerto Rico’s “Festival de la Palabra” Features Diversity of Int’l Talent
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.
Report Confirms Nightmare Year for Spanish Publishers, Bankruptcies Loom
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.
Argentine Survey Picks Top 50 People in Spanish-Language Publishing
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.’
Asymmetry in the Spanish Book World: Spain vs. Latin America
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.
Is the Future of Indie Publishing in Mexico Digital?
Mexico has more than 100 indies struggling to survive, often as literary publishers. Some embrace e-books, others balk. Could digital by their lifeline?
How Spain’s DADA Company Makes Kids Apps ‘With Love’
Bilbao’s DADA Company is a new app developer striving to create ‘new ways of creating and feeling, where old and new ways of looking at the world coexist.’
Internet, Piracy, Indifference Kill 25% of Xalapa’s Bookstores
Xalapa, Mexico known as ‘the Athens of Veracruz,’ has seen nine of its bookstores close their doors in the last three years.
Blogs & Websites Covering the Spanish Book Market(s)
Ministry of Culture of Spain has compiled a great list of websites and blogs that cover books and the book industry in Spanish.
What’s Hot in South America? Surveying the Bestsellers in Argentina and Chile
A look at the bestseller lists in Argentina and Chile reveal a few commonalities and many different reading preferences between the neighboring countries.