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It is based in Mexico but it has subsidiaries throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Soon, it expanded its interests to other subjects: humanities, literature mostly works written in Spanish , popular science, children's books and literature for young adults. FCE's backlist encompasses more than ten thousand volumes, approximately 5, of which are still in print, and it has an electronic catalog of more than 1, titles.
Due to its wide reach it has had a deep influence on several generations of Latin American readers. FCE has published the books of 65 authors who were awarded with the Nobel Prize; 33 authors awarded with the Miguel de Cervantes Prize, 29 authors honored by the Princess of Asturias Awards, and over authors who were awarded the Mexican National Prize for Arts and Sciences.
Moreover, the Mexican government provides resources to partially cover the costs of production, allowing books to be comparatively more affordable. It is sponsored by Alberto Mizrachi. Vazquez, editor and typographer, starts working at the publishing house. Shea and Harold J. The Tezontle collection is launched. The volume is published in his memory. Upon reaching its 20th anniversary, FCE moves to its own building, at Av. Universidad, at the corner of Parroquia, in Mexico City. Salvador Azuela is appointed CEO.
A new bookstore opens in Mexico City. Opening of the new representative office in Puerto Rico. Another bookstore opens in Greater Mexico City and four more within the country.
Guillermo Ramirez Hernandez is appointed deputy director in December. La Gaceta is now available online. FCE's most emblematic collections are redesigned and Juan Pablo Rulfo redraws the publishing house's logo. The collection is created to draw attention to the genre. The building is the last work of Colombian architect Rogelio Salmona.
FCE's back catalog begins its digitalization process. The e-book catalog breaks the titles mark. An app based on the Animalario universal del professor Revillod is released. La Gaceta is now available for iPad. FCE's backlist encompasses more than ten thousand titles, among which five thousand remain available i. Its catalogue is organized in over collections, among which are:.
Brozon's Alguien en la ventana. Through its subseries Los Especiales a la Orilla del Viento, FCE publishes picture books in which text and image blend in a powerful unity, both for babies and adults. This collection seeks a balance between works of perennial historical value and those that best expose contemporary issues.
Archivos Files , under the care of leading experts and academics, provides critical editions of major Latin American literature works from the Spanish, French and Portuguese languages. Some of its volumes are William H. Biblioteca Universitaria de Bolsillo University Pocket Library, also known as BUB provides students with volumes in pocket editions on literature, the humanities and science. Some examples are G. It is divided in seven series, visually identified by color.
Magenta: art; orange: literature and literary studies; light green: history; violet: philosophy; blue: social sciences; yellow: science and technology; and dark green: economics. Some of its most emblematic works are C.
It also includes representative books on contemporary scientific revolutions: neurobiology, computer science, cybernetics and genomics. The collection also seeks to foster dialogue between the various research centers and to join current debates among students, scholars and practitioners of its varied field.
Espacios para la lectura Reading Spaces bridges the field of education and current multidisciplinary research regarding written culture, so that teachers and other professionals in charge of instructing readers become aware of their role in the social fabric.
To date, it is one of the most consistent and important collections within its catalog, because of its combination of classic and innovative texts and even educational works. Historia , one of FCE's oldest collections, provides works of historical value —usually with analytical studies, notes, and high-level research—, on world history and on history of Mexico and Latin America.
Brading ; and La gran matanza de gatos y otros episodios en la historia de la cultura francesa by Robert Darnton. It is the biggest popular science collection in the Spanish language with volumes as to November Lengua y Estudios Literarios , a collection devised by Raimundo Lida, brings together works that address the various sides of language and literature, seeking a balance between philology, linguistics, literary history, and criticism, both classical and contemporary.
Letras Mexicanas is in charge of issuing the literary production of Mexico. This collection also includes the complete works of Alfonso Reyes and Octavio Paz. Libros sobre Libros Books on Books offers book professionals the practical tools for their labor and reflections on the scope and limitations of their field. El oficio de librero by Romano Montroni.
It is intended to stimulate the early stages of reading development with intriguing graphics and literary proposals. Berrios, and Estructuras de la mente. Tierra Firme. Originally designed as the contemporary, humanistic, and scientific counterpart of the Biblioteca Americana collection, it issues works of all genres: novel, short story, poetry, drama, essay, and criticism, by and on prominent authors that, due to their nationality, would have no place in Letras Mexicanas.
Encouraged by the spirit of cultural diffusion throughout the Spanish-speaking world, the collection also assembles the literary works from FCE's subsidiaries. A distinguishing feature of this series is the inclusion of unimpeachable testimonies of artists, leaders and intellectuals. This is a collection in which biography, criticism, chronicle, correspondence, and memoir combine to build the gallery of personalities, movements and institutions that have shaped contemporary Mexico.
Umbrales Threshold. Directed by Claudio Lomnitiz and Fernando Escalante Gonzalbo, it provides students and scholars with cutting-edge texts on anthropology, sociology and politics that introduce Spanish speaking readers into discussions and debates from other latitudes. Its pocket volumes are small assortments of articles or book chapters on specific topics by authors almost always unpublished or little known in Spanish. Some examples are Joel S. In addition to its central office in Mexico, FCE has subsidiaries in year of foundation in brackets :.
FCE runs 37 bookstores, 27 in Mexico and 10 all over the Spanish-speaking world. It sells and distributes its own catalog and also books from other publishers opening years are in brackets. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Categories : Book publishing companies of Mexico Publishing companies established in Namespaces Article Talk.
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