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.
Executives from Cengage and Udemy point to Latin America as a strong region for edtech growth and share their top tips for entering the market.
PublishNews’ Carlo Carrenho profiles the six fascinating winners of a new prize honoring Brazil’s top young publishing talent.
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.
Ricardo Lay discusses how to revitalize the book market in Brazil, such as opening new sales and distribution channels and bolstering foreign rights sales.
In Brazil this past April and May, 17.34% of all books sold were coloring books — a genre which has dominated the bestseller lists for months.
High inflation offset gains, leading to a 5.16% decline for the Brazilian book market in 2014, which totaled just US$2.03 billion.
The strong US dollar, a struggling bookstore sector and a slowdown in government book acquisitions has pushed the Brazilian publishing sector into a crisis.