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PublishNews Brazil: January Bestsellers, Adapting Classics into Video Games

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:

January 2013 Bestseller Lists: Where’s the Brazilian Fiction?
Diálogos impossíveis by Luis Fernando Verissimo is the sole fiction title by a Brazilian author to make the January bestseller lists, which are otherwise dominated by foreign erotica and Brazilian self help.

Livro e Game: Adapting Classic Literature into Video Games for Classrooms
A new project from the Telefônica Foundation, Livro e Game, has adapted a trio of 19th century Brazilian classics into video games for use in the classroom.

Brazil in Frankfurt: Full Steam Ahead
Juergen Boos, director of the Frankfurt Book Fair, visited Brazil last week in anticipation of Brazil’s turn as Guest of Honor at the Fair this year; Germany is, in turn, Guest of Honor at the 2013 Rio de Janeiro Book Biennial.

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