PublishNews Brazil: iBookstore Outsells Competitors, Record’s Anniversary

In PublishNews Brazil by Edward Nawotka

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:
Apple’s iBookstore Outselling All Competitors in Brazil
Much to everyone’s surprise — and prices in dollars — Apple’s Brazilian store is selling more ebooks than Amazon, Kobo and Brazilian retailer Saraiva.

Record Celebrates 70th Anniversary With Big Donation, Events
Brazil’s Groupo Editorial Record, now the largest editorial group in Latin America, is celebrating its 70th anniversary with 70 events in 2013, including a donation of 70,000 titles to the National Library.

Bookstore, Electronics Chains to Sell Kindles in Brazil
As reported earlier this week, Amazon is will begin selling its Kindle ereader through retail partners, including bookstore chain Livraria da Vila and Ponto Frio, an important electronics retail chain.

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About the Author

Edward Nawotka

Edward Nawotka is the Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. A former foreign correspondent, he has covered the book business exclusively since 2000, serving as daily news editor for Publishers Weekly and columnist for Bloomberg News.