Spanish Publishers Finds Its Groove

The consortium of Spanish-language publishers offers more than 6,000 titles. Over the past several years, there has been a shift among distributors and wholesalers of books in Spanish in the U.S.

Distributors such as Baker & Taylor no longer purchase inventory from publishers outside of the U.S. due to the expense of returning unsold titles. Other distributors/wholesalers have become much more selective in what they offer, again due to returns, as shipping books back and forth is a significant cost. Lucia Laratelli

One company that has been successfully supplying Spanish-language books to the U.S. for 17 years is Spanish Publishers. The company has its roots in a failed effort by Ediciones Urano, a mid-size publisher in Spain that tried to run an office in the U.S. at the end of the 1990s to distribute its books here. But the costs of a warehouse, personnel, and other expenses became too great, and the management team looked for a different way to reach American readers interested in Spanish-language books. 

Read more: Publishers Weekly

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