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Contrary to many recent press reports Amazon does not have an exclusive deal to distribute digital books to the lucrative Brazilian education market.
The Penguin Random House deal to absorb Santillana’s trade lines has serious implications for the Spanish-book market, but the outlier in the deal is Brazil.
Penguin Random House Merger with Santillana will force the Brazilian operation to choose whether to stay or leave the powerful DLD digital distribution platform.
An email to Brazilian publishers suggested that Barnes & Noble plans to start selling ebooks in Brazil soon, but B&N has yet to confirm.
After 13 months of using partners to sell Kindles in Brazil, Amazon is now offering direct sales. If they can do that, books are not likely far behind.
We interview São Paulo-based literary agent Pasi Loman who specializes in selling book rights between Brazilian and Scandinavian publishers.
Exchange rate swings and the expectation of lower GDP growth have shaken businesses, including publishing. But foreign investors remain optimistic in Brazil’s potential.
Brazil’s turn as Guest of Honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair put added pressure on publishers to work at a higher level. Will the positive impact last?
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.