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PublishNews Brazil: Tax Exemption for E-books Closer in Brazil

This week’s issue of PublishNews Brazil, a collaboration between Publishing Perspectives and Publish News, brings you all the latest news from the booming Brazilian book market, including:

Former Mayor of São Paulo is New Minister of Culture
Marta Suplicy, former mayor of the city of São Paulo, was appointed as the new Minister of Culture of Brazil — a potentially positive move for book policy.

Tax Exemption for E-books, E-readers Closer to Reality
The Education, Culture and Sports Committee of the Brazilian Senate approved a bill that could lower the price on e-books and e-readers by 60%. It awaits full Senate approval.

Livraria Cultura to Sell Kobo E-books and E-readers
E-bookseller Kobo closed an exclusive deal with the Livraria Cultura bookshop chain to sell Kobo e-readers and e-books. Portugal expected next.

Brazil Launches Frankfurt Books and Rights Catalog
The Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL), and the Brazilian Publishers Project unveiled the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012 Books and Rights Catalog for free download.

Brazil Offers Publishing Perspectives Show Daily Supplement in Frankfurt
Brazil will feature two issues of a special supplement in the Publishing Perspectives Show Dailies — dubbed The Show Daily Brazil — during the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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