Peru’s 6th Cusco International Book Fair set for August launch with indigenous languages the theme

FIL Cusco has opened calls for participants in the 6th incarnation of its international book fair, to run August 29 through September 8. Bolivia will be guest of honour. In this UNESCO Year of Indigenous Languages the book fair will have indigenous languages as its theme and will give, special emphasis to the use, visibility Read More …

Self-publishing is “one of the great growth engines of the Peruvian publishing market”

Over at PublishNewsES this week, a thought-provoking study of the Peruvian book market that, unusually, adopts a holistic approach more akin to that we’d take here at TNPS. That is to say, a view that looks at all the key market segments rather than the usual introspective focus on publishers and offline/online retail. In this Read More …

FIL Lima clocks 565,000 visitors. Peru’s biggest cultural event is a book fair. Again

I’m still waiting on the sales and revenue numbers, but the last day of the 23rd Lima International Book Fair yesterday confirmed books are still the nation’s joy. Last year FIL Lima (Feria Internacional del Libro de Lima) clocked 547,000 visitors and sold 190,000 books to the value of $5.5 million. This year all we Read More …