Mon, 22/04/2013 - 06:30
Arcadia has secured rights to three new novels, after publisher Gary Pulsifer's pre-empts were accepted at the London Book Fair.
World English language rights were acquired in Jo Confesso by Catalan writer Jasume Cabre. The book has been compared to The Shadow of the Wind, and concerns a 60-year-old man...
Mon, 08/10/2012 - 12:16
Soaring unemployment rates, a bulging deficit and tight austerity measures; Spain is one of the countries most affected by the Eurozone crisis. The latest figures from the Spanish Publishers’...
Mon, 24/09/2012 - 08:30
Spain's increasing involvement in the Eurozone crisis, along with government austerity measures and unemployment of around 25% is the gloomy backdrop to Liber, the most important book fair in Spanish-language publishing, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary at the 2012 edition, being held from 3rd–5th October in Barcelona....
Mon, 23/07/2012 - 07:46
Spain’s books market experienced declining sales for the third straight year in 2011, despite a resilient bricks-and-mortar bookshop sector and a marginal rise in digital revenue.
Spain’s publishing trade body, Federación de Gremios de Editores de España (FGEE), released its report on the state of the 2011...
Fri, 07/10/2011 - 16:15
Spanish bookshops suffered an overall 6.2% drop in the value of book sales in 2010, a survey for its national association has found.
As the Madrid book fair Liber wraps up today (7th October), the decline found by consultants BCF marked a reversal in fortunes after a strong recovery that bucked Spain's deep economic crisis in...
Fri, 07/10/2011 - 15:11
The Spanish socialists pledge to reduce e-book VAT (IVA) to 4% has been welcomed by the director of the Spanish e-book platform Libranda.
The announcement came from Alfredo Rubalcaba, who is the socialists’ candidate to become prime minister in the upcoming Spanish elections next month. Libranda’s Arantza Larrauri said:...
Wed, 14/09/2011 - 15:30
Amazon has launched a Spanish website, although Spanish readers will have to wait to get their hands on the Kindle.
The site, Amazon.es, went live today (14th September) and is offering books in Spanish, Catalan, Galician and Basque...
Tue, 02/06/2009 - 03:15
Pearson, the educational publisher, has held preliminary talks with Prisa, the Spanish media group, over the possible purchase of a stake in Santillana, Prisa’s publishing house and a market leader in school textbooks in Spanish-speaking Latin America, reports the FT.
It is understood that Prisa could be looking to sell up to 30...
Mon, 01/12/2008 - 05:06
The Cervantes prize, the Spanish-language equivalent of the Nobel prize for literature, has been awarded to Catalan novelist Juan Marsé for a body of work focusing on the hardships of life in post-civil war Spain, reports the Guardian.
Marsé's English editor James Gurbutt, at Harvill Secker, said he hoped the win...
Fri, 27/06/2008 - 04:06
Margaret Atwood has won Spain's Prince of Asturias literary prize, reports the Guardian. The jury praised the 68-year-old Canadian author for work that moves between numerous literary genres "with sharpness and irony", reserving further praise for the political dimension of her work, commending Atwood as an author who "...