When does looking outward answer internal struggles? When, as Emirati publisher Bodour Al Qasimi says, trade diversification answers a local crisis.
On a trade mission to Brazil, a United Arab Emirates publishing group finds sharp interest among Latin American colleagues in Arabic-Portuguese rights.
Amid falling book production, sagging sales, low readership, and higher book prices, one of Brazil’s key publishing events opens next week, the industry looking for ways forward.
At the Rio Book Fair, agent Liana Suppressa finds the Brazilian rights market has cooled, but there are still opportunities to sell YA, children’s books and bestsellers.
The Bienal do Livro in Rio featured an Agents and Business Center, a CEO panel, and a rising star award, inspired by the Frankfurt Book Fair and PublishNews
With the crash of Brazil’s real against the dollar, US rights deals at this year’s Rio International Book Fair may not be as lavish, but they are still key.
As part of a joint initiative with the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Bienal do Livro in Rio de Janeiro will host an Agents and Business Center in 2015.