News Release: February 11, 2004
ABEBOOKS.COM LAUNCHES LIBROS EN ESPAÑOL TO
SERVE THOSE WHO READ, SELL
OR COLLECT SPANISH-LANGUAGE BOOKS AND AUTHORS
AbeBooks.comthe popular website for used, rare and out-of-print
bookscelebrates the launch of a new area on the website
that features Spanish language books, booksellers, and authors.
(VICTORIA, BC, February 11, 2004)AbeBooks, the worlds
marketplace for used, rare, and out-of-print books, today announced
launch of Libros en Español a new area on AbeBooks.com
Spanish language books and authors. This new area makes it easy
and buyor list and sellbooks of interest to Hispanic
readers and collectors, in Spanish and in English.
Hannes Blum, chief executive officer of AbeBooks explains, Weve
created a page for the growing community of people who read and
these books. This is our invitation to Hispanic and Latino communities
in North America and around the world to adopt AbeBooks as their
home for a broad selection of Spanish-language books and
By working with book sellers and collectors in Puerto Rico, Argentina,
Spain, Ecuador, Mexico, the United States and Canada who already
list their books on www.abebooks.com, AbeBooks was able to create
a page that provides quick and easy access to a wide selection
of books by Latino, Hispanic and Spanish authors, as well as books
that focus on Hispanic history, biography, language, culture and
academic studies. These include new, used, rare, and out of print
books, as well as maps, prints, magazines and comics in English
and in Spanish.
Miguel Miranda, a bookseller in Madrid Spain, who sells Spanish-language
books on AbeBooks.com explains: "Spanish language is more
every day, with millions of people united by the same tongue.
classic books from Spain combined with the brilliant latin american
literature mix together to form a very rich selection. Now its
to search all these books and authors on one site."
Libros en Español, located at www.abebooks.com/Espanol,
lists 200,000 books from the AbeBooks database of 50 million books.
goal of the page is to spotlight the great authors and literature
Latin America, just as Oprah Winfreys recent book club choice
Hundred Years of
Solitude) has drawn attention to Latin American author Gabriel
To launch the new page AbeBooks is inviting everyoneespecially
members of Hispanic and Latino communitiesto visit Libros
en Español and tell people the name of a favorite
Spanish-language book or author. Everyone who does so will be
entered in a draw for a collectible, Spanish-language copy of
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
valued at over $500. The visitors will also receive a thank you
gift from AbeBooks. (Entries will be accepted until April 1; the
draw takes place April 2, 2004.)
About AbeBooks AbeBooks is the worlds largest online marketplace
for used, rare, and out-of-print books with over 50 million books
listed by over 12,000 booksellers. AbeBooks connects those who
buy books with those who sell books, providing abundant selection
at affordable prices. AbeBooks is a global company with sites
dedicated to book buyers in North America (AbeBooks.com), France
(AbeBooks.fr), Germany (AbeBooks.de), and the UK (AbeBooks.co.uk).
These domestic sites serve specific countries while making unique
book inventories available to all. Through strategic partnerships
AbeBooks has become the most important virtual supplier of used
books while expanding selling avenues for booksellers.
Richard Davies, PR & Publicity Mgr., AbeBooks.com