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.

Book from Argentina, a site to promote the translation of Argentine authors was launched July 4 by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Buenos Aires City Hall and Fundación el Libro (FEL), together with the Argentine publishers organizations, CAP and CAL reports Publishing Perspectives.

“It’s an interesting initiative in a market that needs further professionalization for its book industry, but acquisitions editors and translators will find it difficult to put to use,” says the story in Publishing Perspectives. “The main reason being that, unlike the site that inspired it (New Books in German), Books from Argentina is all but uncurated, a cardinal virtue if you’d like to make a difference in the overcrowded web.” Read the complete story here.

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