Complete Guide: How to publish a Spanish Book

Looking to publish a Spanish Book? Spanish is now a global language with about 500 million native speakers, the majority of whom live in the Americas and Spain. Twenty countries have Spanish as their official language. 

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It is the world’s second most spoken native language after Mandarin Chinese, the fourth most spoken language worldwide after English, Mandarin Chinese, and Hindustani (Hindi-Urdu), and the most commonly spoken Romance language. Mexico has the greatest number of native speakers.

As a Romance language, Spanish is a descendent of Latin and, together with Sardinian and Italian, it has one of the smallest degrees of difference (approximately 20%). Around 75% of present Spanish vocabulary comes from Latin, including borrowings from Ancient Greek. Along with English and French, it is one of the most widely taught foreign languages in the world. 

Spanish is not widely used as a scientific language, although it is more prevalent in the humanities and social sciences. After English and Chinese, Spanish is the third most often used language on internet websites.

Outside of the Iberian Peninsula, Spanish is spoken in almost all of Central and South America, with the exception of Brazil (which speaks Portuguese), as well as the Canary Islands, parts of Morocco, and the Philippines. Latin American Spanish features a number of regional dialects that are all derived from Castilian but differ from European Spanish in several phonological aspects. 

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The use of the /s/ sound where Castilian has the lisp-like /th/ sound (for words spelled with a z or c before e or I and replacement of the Castilian /ly/ sound (spelled ll) with a /y/ sound or even the /zh/ sound of the z in English azure or the j in French jour are typical of Latin American Spanish.

Tips for Writing a Book in Spanish-

  1. Make sure you understand the nuances of the Spanish language: It is important that you understand the language that you are writing your book in. While writing in Spanish, you should make sure that you understand the unique things that make up the language.
  2. Know the cultural history of Spanish: If you know where Spanish comes from it would be easier for you to understand the colloquial references and phrases that might be unique to Spanish.
  3. Use dictionaries: If Spanish isn’t your first language, make sure you use dictionaries, whether online or offline, to check and correct your writing.
  4. Try to make your book resonate with your readers: You should know your target audience. Make sure that when avid Spanish readers read your book, they don’t find grammatical or cultural blunders. So, it is important to be thorough with your knowledge of Spanish.
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Few Tips to Publish a Spanish Book-

  1. Work and complete your manuscript. The first step towards achieving your goal of writing a book in Spanish is to start working on your manuscript. Identify the plot, characters, and setting for your story. Take inspiration from the books published in Spanish.
  2. Identify the services that you would need. You need to know the services that you would require such as editing, proofreading, etc. If you are writing your book in English, you would need translation services too.
  3. Make a list of publishing houses while keeping in mind your target audience. Identify the Spanish Book Publishers that would meet your needs.
  4. Compare and choose. Compare the Spanish Book Publishers on your list to find the one that matches all your requirements. Choose the publishing house that caters to all your specific service requirements.
  5. Start with your publishing process. When you finalise the Spanish publishing house, you can finally start with the process of publishing your dream project. Coordinate with the publishing team.
  6. Publish and market. Once your book is published, market it to your target audience. Make sure your target readers get to know about your book and why they should read it.

5 Famous Spanish Books to Read-

If you are planning to write a book in Spanish, reading some of the best works from these well-renowned Spanish authors would be a good source of inspiration.

  1. Cien años de soledad
    Author: Gabriel García Márquez
    Year: 1967
    English Title: One Hundred Years of Solitude
  2. La casa de los espíritus
    Author: Isabel Allende
    Year: 1982
    English Title: The House of the Spirits
  3. La casa de Bernarda Alba
    Author: Federico García Lorca
    Year: 1945
    English Title: The House of Bernarda Alba
  4. 20 poemas de amor y una canción desesperada
    Author: Pablo Neruda
    Year: 1924
    English Title: Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
  5. Como agua para chocolate
    Author: Laura Esquivel
    Year: 1989
    English Title: Like Water for Chocolate

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