California library system offers tales in Armenian and Spanish to very young patrons

Glendale Library's “Stories in Other Languages” program provides the same story-time programming that is offered throughout the system for young children, as young as 18-months, but in Armenian or Spanish.

New York poet wins Pablo Neruda Ibero-American Poetry Prize

Cuban-born and long-time U.S. resident José Kozer, one of the most revered Latin American poets, received the recognition from Chilean president Sebastián Piñera. Established in 2004 for Neruda's centennial, the award honors a lifetime contribution to poetry. It has been received by Nicanor Parra, Juan Gelman, and Ernesto Cardenal, among others.

B&T and Bookmasters to join forces

The private equity firm Castle Harlan Partners IV, L.P., , owner of Baker & Taylor, just purchased Bookmasters. The commercial relationship with Bookmasters will enable B&T to offer many of the same publisher services as its competitor Ingram Content Group, Publishers Weekly reports.

The 2013 edition of NSB Newsletter is now available

The 2013 edition of New Spanish Books (NSB) features the newest titles that Spanish publishers and literary agents have to offer for translation. Forty nine Spanish publishers and six literary agents have submitted 121 books. NSB webpage offers detailed information on these titles, their authors, publishers and rights holders.

'Inquebrantable: Mi Historia, A Mi Manera / Unbreakable: My Story, My Way' published by Atria Books is #1 best selling title in Spanish in the US for week 27

Nielsen BookScan, part of the Nielsen Company (US) LLC, and America Reads Spanish (ARS) present the free, weekly list of the Spanish bestseller titles in the US Market for week 27 of 2013 (week ending 7/7/2013).

Award winer librarian from Colorado donates prize to organizations

Ghada Elturk, outreach librarian at the Boulder (Colo.) Public Library, was honored at ALA Annual Conference as the 2013 recipient of the ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) Distinguished Librarian Award. She is donating her award to the American Indian Library Association, Asian/Pacific American Library Association, the Black Caucus of ALA, REFORMA – the National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking, as well as EMIERT, all organizations which she has served as a longstanding and active member.

Arizona representative introduces bill to institute dual language education programs in low-income communities

Democrat Rep. Raul Grijalva introduced legislation “to establish dual language education programs in low-income communities.” According to the bill, the Congress acknowledges the advantages of dual language programs, including gains in language, literacy and mathematics.

Catalog features the new releases of Madrid independent publishers

The latest edition of “Bibliodiversidad” is now available in digital format. It also has a version for the iPad.

Dual-immersion program in Utah attracts educators from other states

A group of Wyoming educators traveled to Utah to find out how a state can teache language immersion so well to so many students, that spend half the day speaking only Chinese, French, Spanish or Portuguese, NBC Latino reports.

Prevalence of educational and professional books in 2012

“El País” analyzes the new ranking in the publishing industry worldwide, conducted by Rüdiger Wischenbart. In 2012, 59 large publishing groups in 16 countries reached a volume of 57 billion euros. Pearson is the number one publisher with almost seven billion euros in sales, followed by Random House. From Spain, Planeta is eighth and Santillana 25th.

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