Emerging Digital Opportunities

Reaching the US consumer in any language

There is some very immediate and very good news for international publishers and we conclude our conference focused on it. Every major language is spoken in America and our local ebook infrastructure is beginning to build inventory in those languages for American consumers. Today just about all the players are alert to the opportunity inherent in stocking ebooks in every language

But Barnes & Noble has led the way, having aggregated over 40,000 titles in Spanish for the US audience, about 8 or 10 times the number most Spanish-language authorities will claim exist in that language. They are joined here by two foreign publishers who have found success reaching US readers in their own languages, as well as an agent to discuss some of the rights issues that can block ebooks from reaching their international sales potential.

We believe the market for books in all languages is open for business in the US; we want our attendees from the international publishing community to be among the first to benefit from it.


Michael Cader
Publishers Lunch and PublishersMarketplace.com

Michael Cader is the creator of Publishers Lunch, the largest-circulation book publishing industry publication in the world, and its companion website PublishersMarketplace.com, which offers comprehensive news, databases, tools and more for book publishing professionals. For 15 years he created and produced over 300 books through his book packaging company, Cader Books.


Patricia Arancibia
Manager of International Content Acquisition, Digital Group, Barnes & Noble.com

Patricia Arancibia is in charge of the acquisition of international digital content at Barnes & Noble, where she manages the relations with international corporations, publishers, and governmental agencies. Patricia was previously the Merchandising Manager in charge of eBooks, Nonfiction Books, and Libros en español at B&N.com, where she launched the eBooks Store and Libros en español online. She grew up in Buenos Aires, where she earned a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters in Journalism, and went from reporter to senior editor in newspapers, magazines, TV, and websites. In New York, Patricia received a masters in Publishing at NYU, and became a book, ecommerce & digital business person.

Miriam Gabbai
Owner, Callis Editora Ltda.

Miriam Gabbai is the owner of Callis Editora. Callis specialises in children’s books as well as educational books for young children and children up to the age of twelve.

Carmen Ospina
Digital Manager, Random House Mondadori

As Digital Manager at Random House Mondadori, Carmen Ospina oversees the group’s online marketing team and its digital program. She was involved in the creation and 2010 launch of Spain’s largest digital distribution platform, Libranda, a joint venture between RHM and other Spanish publishers, and currently sits in its operating committee. She oversees and coordinates all app projects with RHM’s publishing divisions and is responsible for contract negotiation and account relationships with new digital partners in Spain and internationally.

Ronald Schild
CEO, MVB Marketing- u. Verlagsservice des Buchhandels GmbH, Libreka!

Ronald Schild (40) joined MVB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Börsenverein, the German Publishers and Booksellers Association in 2006. One of the key projects during his tenure as Managing Director was the successful launch of libreka!, the e-book platform of the German book trade. Before joining MVB Ronald Schild held various management positions in international media and IT companies. He holds degrees from University of Saarbrücken (Germany), Institut Commercial de Nancy (France) and University of Strathclyde (UK).