HarperCollins Focus is launching a new Spanish-language publishing imprint, HarperEnfoque. The imprint will offer original works in Spanish as well as translations of bestselling English-language books, focused on "empowering lives and fostering change," according to an announcement. The imprint, which will buy world rights to the books it publishes, will be directed by Cris Garrido, v-p and publisher of the Spanish division at HarperCollins and be run out of HC's offices in Nashville.
The first titles will be published later this year and will include Spanish-language editions of Pablo Muñoz Iturrieta’s Turn off Your Phone and Turn on Your Brain, Sara Huff’s How to Manufacture a Feminist, and Margarita Pasos’ I Could And You Can Too!. Additional titles are forthcoming from such authors as Agustín Laje, John Maxwell, Dave Ramsey, Brian Tracy, Daniel Habif, and Zig Ziglar. HarperEnfoque plans to publish four to eight titles annually.
“Our vision is to hand-select an exclusive number of projects each year that are uniquely positioned to capture the interest of readers through content that challenges and inspires the mind and helps them to change their world,” Garrido said. “HarperEnfoque will be a natural extension of the HarperCollins Focus overall position in the marketplace—one that equips readers to lead a life of significance, integrity, and purpose.”
The name HarperEnfoque translates to HarperFocus in English. It is also the new name of HarperCollin's company in Mexico, which adopted the brand on July 7.
This story has been updated.