The company forms part of the Grupo Carvajal Internacional S.A., founded in 1904 and also based in Colombia, which will henceforth be dedicating itself solely to educational publishing.

This decision is a huge blow to literature in Spanish, particularly as writers in Latin America already frequently complain of the domination of the market by enormous multinational houses based in Spain, and the disadvantage at which that places them in seeking publishing deals. Melville House Books » Spanish language publishing tragedy: Norma discontinues adult fiction and non-fiction lines.