It’s easy to see why the big publishing conglomerates in New York are struggling to stay in business. Latinos have been a rising demographic in this country for the last two decades, and publishers still don’t see the value in publishing books by and of Latinos. Some publishers say they want books about Latino life, but they’re looking for their version of Latino life, which seldom fits with the reality of Latino life in the Americas. Besides, do we really need the same old story about coming to America for a better life or struggling to get out of the ghetto? Latinos are so much more than that. And publishers who ignore them do so at the risk of their own livelihood.