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PublishNews Brazil: 11,000 Total E-books; Is NOOK Coming to Brazil?

PublishNews BrazilEvery week we bring you the latest news and updates on Brazil’s publishing industry — publishers and authors, bookstores and e-books, literary agents and bestseller lists — at PublishNews Brazil. You can subscribe to PublishNews Brazil or follow @pubnewsbrazil on Twitter.

Here are the latest headlines:

11,000 Brazilian E-books Available, Saraiva is Top E-Publisher

Brazilian publishers have only been selling e-books in only 2009 and the number available has remained quite small. But that is changing. In less than a year, the total number of titles has tripled…Read More

Brazilians Seek Alternative to Kindle, Could it be NOOK?

Amazon’s arrival in Brazil is imminent and the company plans to roll out its Kindle at a cut rate price of R$199 to gain market share as fast as it can. Consumers are excited…Read More

Brazilian Publishers to Adopt ONIX for Books in August

Come August, Brazilian publishers should be able to start implementing ONIX for Books, the international standard for book metadata. Camara Brasileira do Livro (CBL), the industry association, is investing R$197,000 (US$115,000) to make the ONIX…Read More

Brazil Gets its First HTML 5 Book App, Boom in Format Expected

In the coming weeks, Sao Paulo-based Livrus will launch Jogo dos papeletes coloridos, the first book app to use HTML5 format in Brazil, according to Ednei Procopio, editor at the company. The app will include…Read More

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