Photo: BajaLibros in U.S.
BajaLibros, one of Latin America’s largest and most well known digital bookstores has announced plans to come to the U.S.
BajaLibros is headquartered in Argentina and has a 50,000 ebook inventory of free and for-pay publications. The book selections are available through the BajaLibros’ app for Apple and Android, as well as Barnes & Noble’s Nook. BajaLibros also offers its own ereader that retails for $155 in the U.S.
BajaLibros’ inventory rivals that of the Nook which is one of the largest in the U.S. for Spanish ebooks. Amazon has around 54,000 titles for sale and the Nook store offers over 58,000 Spanish language titles. The BajaLibros site is easy to navigate with verticals offering free books, Best Sellers, academic publications and books in other Romance languages like Portuguese and Italian.
BajaLibros launched in 2010 and rapidly expanded throughout Latin America, Mexico and Spain.
The Spanish language digital market is crowded and well represented in the U.S. BajaLibros though a powerhouse in the region, will face strong competition in the U.S. from key players like Amazon and Barnes & Noble.