Pedro Herz, CEO of Brazil’s biggest book chain, Livraria Cultura, says that the key to staying in business is simple: keep customers coming to the stores.
In 2012, global ebook retailers descended on Brazil. This year, the big story is about education and the shift to digital books in schools.
Bestselling phenomenon Father Marcelo Rossi’s new book Kairós shot to the top of the Brazilian bestseller list, while Dan Brown took the top slot among foreign authors.
The latest from PublishNews Brazil includes the announcement Saraiva has launched a self-publishing platform and Abril Media Group has acquired ebook aggregator Xeriph.
In this week’s PublishNews Brazil: Brasilia’s debate on future of digital publishing, FNLIJ’s awards for kid’s lit, and the Gothenburg Book Fair’s focus on Brazil in 2014.
This week’s publishing news from Brazil: 25,000 Portuguese ebook titles are now available; Silver Linings Playbook takes the top spot on the foreign bestseller list.
In Brazil, Saraiva gets a new CEO, the Ministry of Culture moves oversite of book policies back to Brasilia, and a university press finds success with free ebooks by its professors.
The London Book Fair will host a networking breakfast for those interested in Brazil, numerous international authors confirmed for Rio’s book fair, and more.
This week’s publishing news from Brazil covers the Brazilian honors at the Bologna Book Fair, 70 authors announced for Frankfurt, Kindle Paperwhite launch, and more.
The latest publishing news from Brazil includes a survey of book prices and market share for various genres for 2012, February’s bestseller lists and more.