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The digital book in Spanish continues growing

Libranda, the digital services company for the culture and education sector has published the Annual Digital Book Report, a study that analyzes the evolution of the Spanish-language e-book worldwide in 2022, including detailed data on the entire digital book market by territory and business model. We highlight some data of great relevance…

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100 years of Occidente Magazine

The Biblioteca Nacional de España, Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), and Fundación Ortega-Marañón are organizing the exhibition Revista de Occidente o la modernidad española, curated by Juan Manuel Bonet, which brings to the public one of the main intellectual creations of the Spanish philosopher José Ortega y Gasset.

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IPA will be at Bologna Book Fair 2023

The Bologna Book Fair will celebrate its 60th anniversary next week (March 6-9, 2023) and the IPA will be present and participate in several sessions on sustainability, the «Spotlight on Africa» program, and women in publishing.

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The bookstore from the inside: My Fair Book

The debate about the number of new titles published by publishers per year is always on the table: are there too many for the market, what happens to the backlist, and how long does the life of a book that has just come out last? In France, the My Fair Book initiative is trying to find a solution. We talked to Patricia and Julie, its founders.

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Lawrence Schimel to be senior editor at NorthSouth Books

Publisher, author, and literary translator Lawrence Schimel will assume the role of senior editor at NorthSouth Books, the U.S. division of Swiss picture book publisher NordSüd Verlag, effective March 1. Schimel’s focus will be on developing the company’s Spanish-language publishing efforts. In addition to overseeing NorthSouth’s current roster of Spanish-language titles, he will also guide a select list of Spanish-language originals by Latin American authors and illustrators, along with translations.

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Daniel Perera: «Semantic Cross Publishing preserves the aesthetic potential of publications by transferring the content rather than the final art.»

We spoke to him about liquid publishing and the importance of content as a monetizable object or a vehicle for services. We also spoke about formats and other constraints that arise when publishing electronically. Daniel Perera aims to eliminate the digitization process and introduce a «single flow» to any editorial environment through his course at Cálamo and Cran, «Digital Metamorphosis of Publications».

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Call for applications for World Book Capital 2025

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, through its Directorate General, invites permanent delegations and observers to UNESCO to submit their nominations for the World Book Capital 2025. Nominations must be submitted to the UNESCO Secretariat in English or French by Sunday, April 16, 2023, via the official website.

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The bookstore from inside: Librería Códex

In our recurring tour of bookstores in Spain, we went to Orihuela, in Alicante, specifically to Librería Códex. There, we asked its owner, Vicente Pina, about the day-to-day life of a bookstore that has been a fundamental axis of culture in this Valencian city for more than 20 years.

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