*+-Surprisingly, Apple leads Brazil’s ebook sales, but by 2014 Amazon should dominate, with Kobo, Google, Saraiva and others behind. We explain why.
*+-Apple’s Brazilian store is selling more ebooks than Amazon, Kobo and Brazilian retailer Saraiva; Groupo Editoral Record hits 70, and Amazon signs up retail partners.
*+-This week’s issue of PublishNews Brazil looks at disappointment over high ebook prices in Brazil, the booming market for Brazilian lit in Romania, and Frankfurt’s new Sao Paolo staffer.
*+-A week after Apple opened the Russian iTunes Store, users can now download books and movies from the Russian Google Play Store.
*+-In the rush to market in Brazil, three international ebook sellers staked their claim on the same day. Why? The reasons are clear, but perhaps a bit ephemeral.
*+-On Wednesday, the same day Kobo celebrated the launch of its e-bookstore in Brazil, Google then Amazon opened their e-bookstores for business 35 minutes apart.
*+-Editorials are beginning to appear in UK newspapers encouraging consumers to consider boycotting Amazon and other multinationals who avoid paying UK tax rates.
*+-Google announced three new Android devices on its blog on Monday morning: the Nexus 4 smartphone, Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus 10 tablet, available November 13th.
*+-During a CEO panel at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012, execs from bookselling giants discussed global e-book trends and how they differ across various markets.
*+-After seven years of litigation, Google and the Association of American Publishers have settled their lawsuit, opening the door for Google to display contested content.