Wednesday, October 28, 2009

From the always interesting Publishing Perpectives:

Grijalbo's Liarás Seeks a 'Coup de Coeur'
By Emily WilliamsBARCELONA:

Random House Mondadori's Grijalbo imprint has been on a roll. Under the leadership of Barcelona-based editor-in-chief Ana Liarás, pic left, it has been producing homemade bestsellers such as Ildefonso Falcones's historical epic The Cathedral of the Sea, which sold over 1 million copies in Spain and went on to become a bestseller in Italy and Germany.

This year saw the release of Falcones's new book, The Hand of Fatima, set at the turn of the 17th century around the expulsion of the ethnic Moors from Spain and released by Grijalbo in June with a 500,000-copy first printing.(read on ...)

Bonus Material: Dates Set for Spain's First Ebook Fair
By Emily Williams
After e-books were explicitly excluded from the Madrid Book Fair this past June, two of Spain's technological innovators responded by joining forces to organize the country's first e-book fair. Bubok, an e-book and POD publisher and retailer, and e-Cultura, a consulting company and think tank that combines culture with cutting-edge technology, have announced the creation of the first Feria del Libro Digital, set to take place November 17, 18, and 19 in Madrid.

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