Abril’s Iba, Brazil’s newest e-bookstore, offers 25 magazines, 19 newspapers and 6,000 e-books from 170 publishers, and is focusing on tablets and PCs.
The latest news from PublishNews Brazil looks at the growth in e-books, Saraiva’s digital dominance, ONIX, and whether B&N is bringing the NOOK to Brazil.
When it launches, Amazon intends to sell the Kindle in Brazil for R$199 (US$115) and may drop the price further to undercut the competition.
Amazon has hired Mauro Widman from Livraria Cultura to develop e-book operations in Brazil, with the expectation of launching within six months.
The e-book version of Steve Jobs’ biography has already become the top-selling e-book ever in Brazil just two weeks after its release.