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Can Brazil Build 39 Libraries Per Day Until 2020?

In PublishNews Brazil by Edward Nawotka

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

Can Brazil Build 39 Libraries Per Day Until 2020?
Brazil’s government is demanding that every school in the country house a library by 2020. To meet that goal, 128,020 libraries will have to be built — or 39 per day — if the goal it to be met on time.

Amazon, Kobo Demonstrate Power to Boost Ebook Sales in Brazil
It may still be early days, but Amazon and Kobo are already showing their ability to boost ebook sales, particularly when it comes to specially promoted titles. 

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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.