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PublishNews Brazil: Bookstore Report, Top Book Prizes Awarded

The interior of Livraria Cultura's flagship bookstore in Sao Paolo. Photo Credit: Marcia Minillo

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:

Google and Amazon Launch Brazilian E-bookstores, Minutes Apart
On Wednesday, the same day Kobo celebrated the launch of its e-bookstore in Brazil, Google then Amazon opened their e-bookstores for business 35 minutes apart.

Brazilian Bookstores: The Big Ones are Bigger, But Selling Less Books
The National Bookstore Association published its annual Bookseller Industry Report, which analyzed sales trends and other data from bookstores across Brazil—where sidelines are encroaching on retail space devoted to books.

The Oscars of Brazilian Literature Go To…
Portuguese author Valter Hugo Mãe won the Portugal Telecom Grand Prize, while — for the first time — two women, Mariam Leitão and Stella Maris Rezende, won both the Jabuti’s non-fiction and fiction book of the year awards.

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