Planeta announces the release of “Dos pasiones” this fall

The book, that tells the story of Aguas Ocaña, the Spaniard that became Honduras's first lady, will go on sale in September.

ARS' July newsletter is now available

America Reads Spanish monthly newsletter features new releases like "Pablo Escobar, el patrón del mal" by Alonso Salazar, and "Años lentos" by Fernando Aramburu. July's"Amigo del Español" is Sofía Vergara. Plus news, the multimedia section and much more.

New site for Argentine translation rights is not quite ready yet

Publishing Perspectives analyzes Books from Argentina a site that promotes the translation of Argentine authors, an interesting initiative launched early this month.

Writer and publisher Esther Tusquets has died

Ms.Tusquets, director of Editorial Lumen, died in Barcelona at the age of 75.

Conaculta presents the Carlos Fuentes International Award for Literary Creation in the Spanish Language

The deadline to submit candidates is September 14, 2012. The winner will be announced November 11th.

Tintafresca latest author profiles, book reviews, are now available

In the latest issue, read about E.L. James ("Fifty Shades of Grey"), Lorraine Ladish ("Success Diaries") and George R.R. Martin ("Game of Thrones," "Clash of Kings"). The book review features “El cazador de sombras” and “Sobrepeso emocional” .

Las Cruces school program focuses in Spanish-speaking students

Las Cruces school district in New Mexico is helping students get ready for college with the implementation of a new dual-language program.

“Soldados de Salamina” is the featured movie in Días de Cine Reading Club for the next two weeks

The movie, based on Javier Cercas novel is featured at the Días de Cine Reading Club until August 5th. This initiative is sponsored by the America Reads Spanish program and the American Library Association to promote literature and the Spanish language in American libraries and universities.

ARS's YouTube channel features more than 300 videos

The videos, organized by categories, feature interviews, book reviews and more.

Total book sales fell and unit sales rose in 2011

Publishers Weekly reports that in 2011 total book sales fell 2.5 percent and unit sales rose 3.4 percent with the discrepancy due to higher sales of lower-priced e-books.

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