Selling Canadian Books in Spain (2015)

9781927784525 (PDF)


Now available in its second edition, Selling Canadian Books in Spain provides extensive updates to the first edition published in 2005. This report focuses on the Spanish book market in Spain, but also on the export opportunities for publishers who make their books available in Spanish to a variety of Spanish-speaking markets. Spanish is spoken by over 500 million people worldwide (50 million living in the United States alone), and the ease of book exporting in ebook format allows for selling ebooks in Spanish in more than 30 countries, a difficult feat to achieve with the traditional printed book.

This market guide includes information on:

  • The Spanish book market
  • Digital publishing in Spain and in Spanish-speaking markets
  • Ebook sales channels
  • Exporting and importing in Spain
  • Distribution of French and English books in Spain
  • Selling rights to Spanish publishers
  • Business opportunities for Canadian publishers
  • Promotion of books in Span and in Spanish markets

About the Authors

Silvia Mas and Arantxa Mellado are co-founders of The Spanish Digital Link, a publishing services and advising company focused on the Spanish-speaking markets.

Silvia Mas was director of the Liber Spanish book fair in Barcelona from 2007 to 2010. She has extensive experience as director of international marketing and sales and in innovation, always related to the provision of services to the business segment. Sylvia holds an MSc in Anglo-Germanic Philology from UA of Barcelona and speaks six languages fluently. At present, she runs Business Development and Strategic Alliances at The Spanish Digital Link.

Arantxa Mellado has more than 15 years experience in the book industry. She has been chief editor at Editorial Emecé and Editorial Salamandra—both reputed independent Spanish Publishing Houses—owner of a publishing services company, and founder and CEO at Ediciona, a social networking site for publishing industry people and companies.

Arantxa is also a teacher of Digital Publishing at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Universidad de Alcalá. She has worked as a consultant for the Spanish and Catalan governments, making several reports on publishing. She manages and writes for Actualidad Editorial, one of the most followed blogs in Spanish about digital publishing and international publishing trends. At present, Arantxa is CEO at The Spanish Digital Link.

88 pages

Download a sample (PDF)

Free downloads for members. Our reports are now free for eligible FRMAP and Mentoring program recipients. To access the free guides, simply log on to our website. Once logged in, members will see a link to download guides free of charge. Not sure if you qualify? Contact Us