Profile of Literary Translators in Spain

Interesting take on the average literary translator in Spain:

  • There are 3,167 translators registered with the Spanish Center for Reprographic Rights
  • 20% of the cost associated with publishing a foreign book is due to translation
  • In 2008, 27.2% of foreign books were translated without a formal contract between publisher and translator
  • That same year, the average income of literary translators was 10,854 euros

Full article [in Spanish] from NorteCastilla.