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PublishNews Brazil: Ebook Prices Disappoint, Romania Hot for 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:

Ricardo Costa, former editor of PublishNews, is Frankfurt's first staffer in Brazil.

Brazilian E-Books: Cheaper, But Not as Cheap as Expected
Amazon, Kobo and Google have finally arrived in Brazil, and while their e-books are indeed cheaper than print books—by some 36%—they are not as cheap as many expected.

Romanians Go Crazy for Brazilian Books
Between 2011-2012, Romania has received a surprisingly high number of grants from the Brazilian National Library. Only Germany has received more grants, and Univers publishing house in Romania, has received more grants than most countries.

Ricardo Costa to Staff Frankfurt Book Fair Office in Brazil
The Frankfurt Book Fair has hired its first Brazilian staff member, Ricardo Costa, thereby furthering its plans to open a Brazilian office in Sao Paolo in 2013.

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