Unesp Hits 50,000 Downloads of Free University Press E-books

In Global Trade Talk by Maria Fernanda Rodrigues

By Maria Fernanda Rodrigues This post comes from our sister site, PublishNews Brazil: The university press Fundação Editora Unesp joined the digital era by going beyond merely digitizing its books: in March 2010, it released a free digital collection of unpublished papers and thesis written by its teachers and students. During the last year Unesp registered 50,000 downloads of the …

Is Brazil on Your Publishing Agenda for 2011?

In Discussion by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson There’s no question that Brazil’s publishing industry is growing, and looking to the international publishing community for content and partnerships. There is also support from within the country to help fuel this growth. Brazilian government purchases account for 25% of the publishing industry’s total earnings, and the majority of these purchases are in the K-12 textbook segment. …

Three Brazilian Book Events You Must Attend

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

Throughout the year, Brazilian authors travel from one book fair to another, as many cities in Brazil have their own literature festivals and book events. All of them have the same goal: to instill the pleasure of reading and — of course — sell books. FLIP: Literature Festival The Paraty International Literature Festival is a unique opportunity to listen to …

Read Publishing Perspectives London Book Fair Edition

In Discussion by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson For the first time, Publishing Perspectives is attending the London Book Fair! We will be reporting live from the fair, both here on our website and on Twitter (@pubperspectives). We have also created a fantastic (if I say so myself!) print edition for the London Book Fair that is full of articles about rights, UK publishing, and …

Will Collaborative E-book Distribution Platforms Last?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Spain’s Libranda, Italy’s E-digita, France’s Eden Livres, Brazil’s DLD — they’ll all last only as long as publishers need them. By Edward Nawotka Several markets have seen collaborative e-book distribution platforms launch within the last year: Libranda launched Spain; in Italy Rizzoli, Feltrinelli and Gruppo Gems developed the E-digita platform; a French group comprised of Gallimard, Flammarion and others brought out …

Brazil’s DLD E-book Distribution Platform Opens For Business

In Growth Markets by Carlo Carrenho

A year after six Brazilian publishers launched the DLD e-book distribution platform, it opens for business today. By Carlo Carrenho In March 2010, six Brazilian publishers –- Objetiva (partially owned by Santillana), Record, Sextante, Rocco, Planeta and L&PM — teamed up to launch an e-book distribution company called Distribuidora de Livros Digitais (DLD). The business model has several similarities with …

FLIP: Brazil’s Perfect Literary Cocktail

In Growth Markets by Maria Fernanda Rodrigues

By Maria Fernanda Rodrigues Throughout the year, Brazilian authors travel from one book fair to another, as many cities in Brazil have their own literature festivals and book events. All of them have the same goal: yo instill the pleasure of reading and (of course) sell books. One of these literature festivals, however, goes further than all others: FLIP – …

Do Literary Festivals Offer Sufficient ROI for Authors and Publishers?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Literary festivals are increasingly popular, but the effort and expense involved in sending an author to appear at one might never pay off. By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story discusses the Paraty International Literature Festival in Brazil. It is widely considered one of the most successful — and fun — literary festivals anywhere in the world. The piece notes that …