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  • Italians Read More During the Pandemic

    The results of a new survey revealed that Italians are reading more during the pandemic due in part to millions of consumers buying books online and downloading e-books for the first time.

  • Select Spanish-Language Titles: November–December 2020

    A list of Spanish-language titles from November to December.

  • Canadian-Owned Publishers Oppose PRH Buying S&S

    The Association of Canadian Publishers published a letter last week calling on the Canadian government to scrutinize the proposed merger of PRH and S&S for antitrust issues.

  • Márquez, Hernández Top 2020 Mexican Lists So Far

    Book sales in Mexico in 2020 have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic and were down as much as 75% in April, at the start of the country’s lockdown, compared to April 2019, according to Nielsen BookScan.

  • Passion and Patience: PW Talks with German Agent Nicole Witt

    German literary agent Nicole Witt of the Mertin Literary Agency in Frankfurt, who represents many notable and emerging Latin American authors, discusses the Spanish-language rights market in 2020.

  • Prioritizing Spanish: PW talks with Scribd’s Julie MacKay

    Over the past several years, Scribd, a U.S.-based digital subscription service for e-books, audiobooks, and magazines, has aggressively expanded into international markets, with a focus on the Spanish-speaking world.

  • Fostering Bilingual Mexico-U.S. Collaboration

    Literal Publishing was launched in Houston, Tex., 17 years ago and has grown to become an influential voice in the bilingual, Spanish-English publishing scene through its literary magazine and books.

  • Launching in a Pandemic

    Wendolín Perla, founder of Perla Ediciones, talks about the challenges and rewards she faced launching an independent publishing house for translated, contemporary classics in Mexico City this August.

  • Lectorum Celebrates 60 Years

    Lectorum, the largest distributor of Spanish-language books in the U.S., is commemorating its 60th anniversary; in addition to offering 30,000 Spanish books, it now offers e-books and English titles, too.

  • Spanish Titles Still Growing at IPG

    With nearly 8,000 titles for adults and children from 40 publishers in its catalog, the Chicago-based IPG continues to see strong interest in its Spanish-language catalog in the U.S. 2019 was its best sales year yet.

  • Indigo Sees Sales Rise in Second Quarter

    A 113% spike in online sales was enough to offset declines of in-store sales leading to a 1% revenue gain in the second quarter at Indigo Books and Music.

  • Bookshop Has Strong Early U.K. Sales

    Bookshop, the online bookseller, started selling books in the U.K. on Monday and is already showing strong sales. "After shipping is accounted for, we sold £135,000 in the first 48 hours" said founder Andy Hunter.

  • Australia's Booktopia to Raise $30 million in IPO

    Booktopia, the largest Australian-owned online retailer operating in the country, has filed a prospectus for an IPO to raise AUS$43.1 million ($30 million). It hopes to begin trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) December 3.

  • An International View of the Frankfurt Book Fair

    A range of international book players discuss their highlights from the fair.

  • Book Buzz Without a Book Fair?

    With in-person events at Frankfurt canceled this year, industry insiders worry that foreign right sales will lag.

  • Ediciones Urano Will Do English-language Titles in the U.S.

    Beginning in November, Spanish-language publisher Ediciones Urano will add English-language titles to its North American publishing program. It hopes to release 10 English-language titles in 2021, starting with 'The Actor: How to Live an Authentic Life' by Don Miguel Ruiz.

  • Spanish-Language Titles: September

    Select September Spanish-language titles compiled by Leylha Ahuile, with descriptions provided by the publishers

  • Looking for Today’s Latinx: PW talks with Paola Ramos

    The debut author of 'Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity,' due out from Penguin Random House on October 20 in both English and Spanish editions, explores what it means to be Latino in the U.S. today.

  • Australia's Booktopia Preps for $30 Million IPO

    Booktopia, the largest online bookseller in Australia, is preparing for a December IPO which could raise as much as AUS$40 million ($30 million). The company has seen sales surge in 2020 as a result of lockdowns due to the pandemic.

  • Canadian Publishing 2020: Keeping It Local

    In uncertain times, indie publishers are focusing on Canadian authors

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