Doing Business in Latin America


Organiser: Publishers Association -

Venue: Online , Virtual

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Doing Business in Latin America is the third in our series of webinars looking at some of our key export markets. Our speakers are Jim Papworth of itsabook ltd, a company that represents publishers in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Dean Cornish, Co-edition Sales Director at Igloo Books (Bonnier Publishing). If you are looking to break into Latin America or increase your business in the region, please join us to hear from two people who have many years’ experience of working in the market.

This event is delivered by the Publishers Association and attendance is free for members.

If you are not a member of the Publishers Association, the fee is £30 (excluding tax), which you can redeem against the cost of your membership if you join the Publishers Association within 90 days of the webinar taking place. If you’d like to find out more about membership, get in touch:


Jim Papworth, Director at itsabook ltd

James aka Jim Papworth founded itsabook ltd almost nine years ago, a company that represents trade, academic and tertiary textbook publishers in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to that he held a number of sales management positions across multiple divisions at Macmillan including ELT, Academic and Trade. In his early career James worked at the trade publishing division of Reed, and in Mexico, where he is from, he ran DIMSA who at that time was the most important international book and magazine distributor in Mexico.

Dean Cornish, Co-edition Sales Director at Igloo Books

Dean has been in the publishing business for almost 20 years, starting off his career as professional publishing sales manager for Thomson Reuters, before moving to mass market publisher Igloobooks over 11 years ago. Dean has been Igloo’s co-edition sales director for 7 years, but before that was international sales manager looking after Southern Europe and Latin America. Dean has also been Igloo’s sales manager for Greek, Italian, Scandinavian, Russian and German territories. Over the years of looking after Latin American accounts, Dean has travelled extensively around South America, visiting the territory over 50 times, with a particular fondness for Brazil.