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Spain leads digital reading revolution in Spanish language market

Results from recent data on digital reading show that Spain currently tops charts in the Spanish-speaking world for numbers of digital readers and book sales. 

According to the Annual Digital Book Report released by digital culture and education platform Libranda, Spain sells the most digital books in the entire Spanish speaking diaspora, beating Mexico and the United States.

The report concluded that Spain is responsible for 66.3% of digital book sales in Spanish, and identified a thriving Spanish digital book market as a whole. Globally, the market saw a  4% increase in 2022, and a 5% increase in Spain alone. €119 million was taken in overall digital Spanish book sales last year, with €79 million of that coming from Spain. 

In Europe, Spain is quietly sailing towards a digital revolution of its own, becoming the latest European country to offer Digital Nomad visas for remote workers. The government initiative ‘Digital Spain 2025’ has objectives of mass digital platforming and connectivity in business, tourism, agriculture, finance and further economic digitization. 

Educa en Digital – a separate strategic initiative approved by the Council Ministers of Spain, began in the academic year 20/21 and aims to support the digital transformation of the education sector in Spain. 

It identifies shortfalls in the education system due to dated frameworks and recognizes vulnerable communities and students, and those more likely to be left behind in digital innovation. 

Educa en Digital as a whole has establishes assistance platforms for teachers, students and educational authorities through the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI), 

promoting a more personalised approach to education and training. In doing so, there are objectives to close three major digital educational gaps in: access to technology, the quality of use of digital tools and adequate training to develop and use digital tools in the context of information and communication technology (ICT) skills.

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