Estruendomudo was conceived in a living room somewhere in Lima, Peru. A group of writers, led by 22-year-old Álvaro Lasso, knew they wanted to publish books but had yet to learn how. Thirteen years later, Estruendomudo is an internationally respected house, with offices in Chile and Peru.
For more than ten years, Eterna Cadencia—a bookstore and publishing house in Buenos Aires—has set a high bar for independent publishing across the continent and serves as proof that independent publishing can be interesting and profitable.
The fight between digital and printed books is less a real rivalry and more of a taunting between siblings. Independent publishing houses like Letra Muerta in Venezuela create beautiful books that satisfy tactile desires but pay equally detailed attention in publishing interesting content regardless the format.
Laguna Libros started as a small publisher of art books and has become a well-established press that has made a strong impact in the international publishing scene by remaining nimble, smart, and curious.
It is no easy feat to nurture a literary project while far away from the epicenter of publishing activity, yet Tragaluz has made it work in a spectacular manner.
From figuring out how much pizza her royalties would purchase to leading a poetry publishing project in Colombia—Cardumen Libros—Alejandra Algorta has always been a supporter of the things that are urgent, that are important.