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:
Certain legal articles in the Brazilian Civil Code and Brazilian Constitution have impeded the publishing of biographies in Brazil; now, two separate legal measures could see those impediments erased.
Kobo Touch Now On Sale in Brazil
Kobo has finally launched in Brazil, with the Kobo Touch available at retailers for $190 and an online store opened with Brazilian partner Livraria Cultura.
Brazilian publisher Objetiva has launched Foglio, an exclusively digital imprint aiming to publish short stories, tales, poems and essays up to a length of 15,000 words.
Brazil’s participation is one of the highlights of the Guadalajara International Book Fair, with a program of panels and author presentations, rights sales, and over six hundred titles up for sale. Publishers expect $200k in rights sales.
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