Exchange rate swings and the expectation of lower GDP growth have shaken businesses, including publishing. But foreign investors remain optimistic in Brazil’s potential.
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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.
Leading Brazilian children’s publishers are in the spotlight this year at the Frankfurt Book Fair, and demonstrate Brazil’s growing rights business with markets around the world.
On the first day of the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair, the Publishing Perspectives video team interviewed agents, publishers and organizers about their expectations for the near future of the industry.
In 2012, global ebook retailers descended on Brazil. This year, the big story is about education and the shift to digital books in schools.
Paulo Coelho cancelled his Frankfurt Book Fair appearances as an act of political theater, rather than support for genre writers, as he claims.
Brazilian harbor pilot Francisco Pereira is launching Reflexiva—a publisher, institute, consultancy, and charitable foundation—at next week’s Frankfurt Book Fair.
Ahead of Brazil’s stint as Guest of Honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair, we spoke with several publishers about the reception of Brazilian literature abroad.
Prior to the Frankfurt Book Fair, the German Book Office in New York hosted a party celebrating Brazil as this year’s Guest of Honor Country.