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The metaverse and its relationship with the publishing world are the protagonists of the last day of the Forum Edita Barcelona

The Forum Edita Barcelona, organized by the Gremi d’Editors de Catalunya and the UPF Barcelona School of Management Barcelona and presented by the journalist Antonio Iturbe has culminated its seventh edition with more than five hundred participants in a day in which the emphasis was placed, among other topics, on the possibilities of the metaverse and the challenges facing intellectual property.

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The publishing house on its way to Frankfurt: Kalandraka

Coinciding with the International Children’s and Young People’s Book Day, the Kalandraka publishing house began to take its first steps in 1998. Illustrated albums of its own creation, adaptations of traditional tales, recovery of LIJ classics, books for pre-readers, easy-to-read books, book discs, poetry, and art are the main lines of work that make up the catalog of this imprint that began its journey publishing in Galician. Over the years it has become a multilingual project that publishes in Spanish, Galician, Catalan, Basque, Portuguese, Italian, and English.

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The publishing house on the way to Frankfurt: Libros del K.O.

At a time when the pace of current affairs has surpassed the natural course of things, the publishing house Libros del K.O. wants to put this frenetic activity on hold. Their ultimate goal is very clear: they want to recover the book as a journalistic format and tell the reality without haste and without being aware of the clock. For that reason, we have spoken with the publisher Emilio Sánchez to discover how this slow stove works.

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The Spanish publishing sector reported the largest increase in turnover in 2021

The Spanish publishing sector continued its growth in 2021, reaching the highest increase in turnover so far this century. This is reflected in the Domestic Book Trade 2021 report, which shows that sales of Spanish publishers as a whole grew 5.6% over the previous year, reaching 2,576.70 million euros invoiced. This increase is higher than that of the previous year, which was 2.4%. It is important to note that this increase is due to the growth in the number of copies sold in print, 174.10 million copies, 5.9% more than in the previous year. Likewise, in 2021 there were 13.49 million downloads of digital titles, 1.7% more than in 2020.

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FIL Lima 2022 to be held from July 22 to August 7

The 26th Lima International Book Fair – FIL LIMA 2022 will open its doors from July 22 to August 7 at Próceres de la Independencia Park in Jesús María.
Peru’s most important cultural and publishing event returns to the fair after two years and, with it, joins the return of the most important book fairs in Latin America: Guadalajara, Buenos Aires, and Bogota.

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Online sales decline, bookstore sales increase, according to AIE

After a record 2021, in the first six months of 2022, the miscellaneous publishing sector (novels and essays sold in physical and online bookstores and in superstores) suffered a decline of 3.6% fewer copies sold and 4.2% less in sales value (cover price) compared to the same period of the previous year. But compared to the pre-pandemic period, the comparison is still positive: plus 14.5% in copies and plus 14.7% in value (2019 data), according to estimates by the Research Office of the Italian Publishers Association (AIE) on Nielsen BookScan surveys.

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Sergio García Sánchez wins the National Illustration Award 2022

Sergio García Sánchez has been awarded the National Illustration Prize for the year 2022, as proposed by the jury. The prize, awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Sport is endowed with 20,000 euros.
The jury highlighted that García Sánchez «is an illustrator who expands the book format by taking graphic narration to other places, and multiplying the possibilities of illustration with images that in themselves narrate».

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