Spain has an important publishing industry. According to the latest figures available, published by FEDECALI, in 2012 Spanish exports reached €527.34 million, an increase of +4.1% compared to 2011. Not included in that figure are €57.53 million for the sale of rights abroad. The European Union is still the biggest market for the Spanish publishing sector, with €316.77 million, with France and the United Kingdom as the main markets.
Spain is home to more than 1,600 literary competitions, many sponsored by publishing houses or small municipalities.
Spain´s Ministry of Culture is keen to support the translation into other languages of works written in Spanish, Catalan, Basque and Galician. Grants are awarded annually and the call for applications for the 2017 scheme is now open and will close on 18th May.