Latin American Publishing Trends:
Challenges and Opportunities for
US Libraries
A presentation for
University of Texas Lib...
Topics
Introduction to Latin America
General regional publishing
Printed production
e-Book beginnings
Challenges and oppor...
First Part
General Regional
Publishing
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Publishing Sectors
Commercial publishers
University printing houses
Government printing output
Other publishers (individua...
Source: CERLALC, 2008
Global LA Statistics
Estimated general book title output: 112,845
Commercial publishers title contri...
Source: CERLALC, websites of the publishers, FGEE
New and Reprinted Titles – LA and Spain
Source: CERLALC, websites of the publishers, FGEE, 2006
Estimated Book Production in LA
Universities
Source: CERLALC, websites of the publishers, FGEE.
Other Editors
Participation in
editorial agents’
universe
...
Sources: Agencias Nacionales ISBN; Base de datos SIER-CERLALC. April 2007;
Spain: Agencia Española del ISBN; *Mexico INDAU...
Sources: Agencias Nacionales ISBN; Base de datos SIER-CERLALC. April 2007;
Spain: Agencia Española del ISBN
MEDIUM
Agents ...
Country Editors
Bolivia 209
Paraguay 161
Dominican Republic 137
Honduras 131
Nicaragua 126
El Salvador 118
Ecuador 88
Cuba...
Members
CountrySource: CERLALC, 2008
Members of Book Chambers
Main Book Fairs
Guadalajara, Mexico
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bogota, Colombia
Santiago, Chile
Rio de Janeiro / Sao Paulo, B...
Second Part
e-Books
Are Emerging
e-Books
They are in their infancy
Commercial publishing has been timid
No production statistics yet
Universities are explo...
Library e-Book Distributors
Casalini Libri: (Italy), www.casalini.it/
Digitalia: (New York), www.digitalia.us/
Ebrary: (US...
Third Part
Challenges and
Opportunities for US
Libraries
Chichen Itza, Mexico
Challenges - Distribution
Discovery of materials: No single identifying
source
Ordering: Local language, slow reply
Paymen...
Country Bookstores
Sales
Points
SP per
Inhabitants
(1,000’s)
Costa Rica 231 265 16
Argentina 1,719 1,985 20
Venezuela - 1,...
Opportunities – Paper Publishing
Opportunities for distribution of LA books
Need to tap and create publishing reference
so...
e-Books Opportunities
Opportunities to co-edit e-Books in social sciences and
humanities
Request e-Books from US aggregato...
Other Opportunities
Open field for library research in publishing and
related subjects
Investment in joint editorial proje...
Latin America publishing is concentrated in Brazil,
Argentina, Mexico and Colombia
Spanish publishers dominate the market
...
References
• Agencias Nacionales ISBN. Base de datos SIER-Cerlalc. Abril de 2007. In: Cerlalc. El Espacio Iberoaméricano d...
Cartegena de Indias, Colombia
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Latin American Publishing Trends: Challenges and Opportunities for US Libraries

A presentation for the University of Texas Libraries, Austin, TX, July 8-9, 2010, Thursday/Friday
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  • 1. Latin American Publishing Trends: Challenges and Opportunities for US Libraries A presentation for University of Texas Libraries Austin, TX, July 8-9, 2010 Thursday/Friday Jesús Lau jlau@uv.mx / jesuslau@hotmail.com www.jesuslau.com www.twitter.com/jesuslau
  • 2. Topics Introduction to Latin America General regional publishing Printed production e-Book beginnings Challenges and opportunities for US libraries
  • 3. First Part General Regional Publishing Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 4. Publishing Sectors Commercial publishers University printing houses Government printing output Other publishers (individuals, institutions)
  • 5. Source: CERLALC, 2008 Global LA Statistics Estimated general book title output: 112,845 Commercial publishers title contribution: 83% Authors/institutions who edit their work: 7% Public sector produces: 10% Titles that get reprinted 3.8%
  • 6. Source: CERLALC, websites of the publishers, FGEE New and Reprinted Titles – LA and Spain
  • 7. Source: CERLALC, websites of the publishers, FGEE, 2006 Estimated Book Production in LA
  • 8. Universities Source: CERLALC, websites of the publishers, FGEE. Other Editors Participation in editorial agents’ universe Participation in title production University Book Output Vs. Regional Production
  • 9. Sources: Agencias Nacionales ISBN; Base de datos SIER-CERLALC. April 2007; Spain: Agencia Española del ISBN; *Mexico INDAUTOR LARGE Agents Who Registered Books at ISBN Offices Editors Country
  • 10. Sources: Agencias Nacionales ISBN; Base de datos SIER-CERLALC. April 2007; Spain: Agencia Española del ISBN MEDIUM Agents Who Registered Books at ISBN Offices Editors Country
  • 11. Country Editors Bolivia 209 Paraguay 161 Dominican Republic 137 Honduras 131 Nicaragua 126 El Salvador 118 Ecuador 88 Cuba 79 Panama 79 Guatemala 22 Sources: Agencias Nacionales ISBN; Base de datos SIER-CERLALC. April 2007; Spain: Agencia Española del ISBN SMALL Agents Who Registered Books at ISBN Offices
  • 12. Members CountrySource: CERLALC, 2008 Members of Book Chambers
  • 13. Main Book Fairs Guadalajara, Mexico Buenos Aires, Argentina Bogota, Colombia Santiago, Chile Rio de Janeiro / Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 14. Second Part e-Books Are Emerging
  • 15. e-Books They are in their infancy Commercial publishing has been timid No production statistics yet Universities are exploring with some titles Digitizing of older materials e-Books sales are still low Journals are quite advanced: Redalyc, Scielo
  • 16. Library e-Book Distributors Casalini Libri: (Italy), www.casalini.it/ Digitalia: (New York), www.digitalia.us/ Ebrary: (USA) www.ebrary.com e-libro: (Argentina-USA) www.e-libro.com/ Marcial Pons: (Madrid), http://revistas.marcialpons.es/index.php Net Library: (USA) www.netlibrary.com/ Publidisa: (Spain) www.comunicacion-cultural.com/ Source: Adan Griego
  • 17. Third Part Challenges and Opportunities for US Libraries Chichen Itza, Mexico
  • 18. Challenges - Distribution Discovery of materials: No single identifying source Ordering: Local language, slow reply Payment: Complicated bank transfers Delivery: Limited postal service Sales departments: Academic/Government institutions often do not have them
  • 19. Country Bookstores Sales Points SP per Inhabitants (1,000’s) Costa Rica 231 265 16 Argentina 1,719 1,985 20 Venezuela - 1,326 20 Brasil 1,363 2,676 69 Peru - 371 70 Mexico 545 1,452 71 Colombia 355 574 80 Ecuador 65 148 89 Chile 99 157 99 Source: Costa Rica. Estudio de librerías Costa Rica. CCL, Cerlalc. Venezuela: II estudio de mercado sobre el sector del libro. Cámara Venezolana del Libro. 2007. Argentina: Estudio CAPLA sobre librerías en Argentina año 2007. Perú: Antonioli Dellucchi, Dante. El sector editorial peruano. 2005. México: Cámara de la industria editorial mexicana, CANIEM. 2006. Colombia: Datos SIER-Cerlalc. Ecuador: Estudio Cámara Ecuatoriana del libro, núcleo pichincha. 2006. Chile: Estudio Canales de Comercialización del libro en América Latina y el Caribe, 2003. Brasil: Informe librerías 2008 (in: CERLALC, 2008). Bookstores
  • 20. Opportunities – Paper Publishing Opportunities for distribution of LA books Need to tap and create publishing reference sources (Databases, Portals) Social science and humanities titles are unique Need to create a university/government publishers catalogue
  • 21. e-Books Opportunities Opportunities to co-edit e-Books in social sciences and humanities Request e-Books from US aggregators Arrival of e-Reading devices (Kindle, iPad) will foster new e-Publishing in LA Rising US demand for e-Books in Spanish will benefit local publishers
  • 22. Other Opportunities Open field for library research in publishing and related subjects Investment in joint editorial projects Training opportunities for sharing experiences Connect US publishers with local printing houses
  • 23. Latin America publishing is concentrated in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia Spanish publishers dominate the market e-Books are just emerging, mainly at universities Distribution is the greatest challenge Opportunities to tap and create publishing Web reference sources Social science and humanities titles are a must for US libraries Conclusions
  • 24. References • Agencias Nacionales ISBN. Base de datos SIER-Cerlalc. Abril de 2007. In: Cerlalc. El Espacio Iberoaméricano del Libro 2008. • Antonioli, D. (2005). El sector editorial peruano, un estudio sobre el libro en Perú. In: Cerlalc. El Espacio Iberoaméricano del Libro 2008. • Cámara Argentina de papelerías, librería y afines. CAPLA. Estudio CAPLA sobre librerías en Argentina. 2007. In: Cerlalc. El Espacio Iberoaméricano del Libro 2008. • Câmara Brasileira do libro. Diagnóstico do Setor Livreiro. 2008. In: Cerlalc. El Espacio Iberoaméricano del Libro 2008. • Cámara de la Industria Editorial Mexicana. CANIEM. Actividad editorial libros. 2006. In: Cerlalc. El Espacio Iberoaméricano del Libro 2008. • Cámara Venezolana del Libro. CAVELIBRO. II estudio de mercado sobre el sector del libro. 2007 In: Cerlalc. El Espacio Iberoaméricano del Libro 2008. • Central Intelligence Agency. CIA. The World Factbook (On Line). Retrieved July 3, 2010 from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/rankorderguide.html • Centro Regional para el Fomento del Libro en América Latina y el Caribe, CERLALC . El Espacio Iberoaméricano del Libro 2008. (On line). Retrieved July 3, 2010 from http://www.cerlalc.org/secciones/libro_desarrollo/El_espacio_iberoamericano.pdf • deviantART. 2010. http://www.deviantart.com/ • Griego, A. (2010). Bibliotecas en EUA: mercados para libros de interés general, E-books y edición universitaria. Presented in the 36th Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires, Argentina. • International Monetary Found. World Economic Outlook Database. (On line). Retrieved July 1, 2010 from http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2010/01/weodata/index.aspx • Uribe, R. (2003). Estudio de canales de comercialización del libro en América Latina y el Caribe. In: Cerlalc. El Espacio Iberoaméricano del Libro 2008.
  • 25. Cartegena de Indias, Colombia End Questions!