New publishing models
New consumer habits have already transformed the publishing business. Technology has introduced new forms of reading which the sector is seeking to capitalize upon to re-launch its growth. Liber, the biggest trade fair for the Spanish language publishing industry, underlined the need to find new models.
Featuring the offerings of 450 publishers and other companies from 15 countries, Liber attracted some 6,000 trade professionals, 20% from abroad. Its seminars tackled the subject of new digital trends in the sector. Exports, which continue to flourish, were the mainstay of this edition.
A vindicatory anniversary
Liber celebrated its 30th anniversary by calling for new regulations for the publishing sector that more closely reflect the new cultural habits of consumers. The protection of copyright and putting VAT for printed and digital books on an equal footing were two of the main demands.
Paraguay crosses its borders
Paraguay, this year's guest country of honour, took
part in the event with ten publishing companies along
with writers, artists, musicians and institutional
representatives. The Latin American country
showcased its rich literary heritage and current
editorial output, which is still very under-exported, to
the Spanish-speaking market.
Liber Digital, the future is now
Tactile interactive books for tablets and mobile devices, eBook sales platforms, digital reading by subscription, cloud libraries and booktrailers: all these and more were on show at Liber Digital, a sector which brought together 30 suppliers of technological services for the publishing sector. Additional information
"Rescue Plan" at Liber
Bookmovies shot and premiered a booktrailer at Liber to present the story "Rescue Plan" by Cristina Fallarás which recently won the Dashiell Hammett 2012 Award for best crime novel in Spanish. This clip was just one example of the latest tool for promoting books on the internet and social networks.
A high-level kidnapping and a singular rescue which stuns the cultural world is the theme of this short story written by Cristina Fallarás exclusively for Liber.