Kobo is offers readers an experiential contest based on three original ebooks tied-in to the release of Dan Brown’s soon-to-be-published Inferno.
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In 2012, Brazil became the latest battleground for the big international ebooksellers. Ebook sales have since skyrocketed, with Apple in the early lead ahead of Amazon.
Today in Paris Readium.org launched its new open EPUB 3 SDK Project and has formalized a strong and varied consortium of international players to support it.
Brazil’s is demanding that every school in the country house a library by 2020. To meet that goal, 128,020 libraries will have to be built, or 39 per day.
This week on PublishNews Brazil: Amazon opens kiosks to sell Kindles in Brazil, Kobo launches two new ereaders, 33% of Brazilians read a book last month.
For long-time ebook buyers indoctrinated in Amazon’s convenient ecosystem, trying to make the switch to a competitor can lead to frustration and disappointment.
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.
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.
Alex Hippisley-Cox recounts the major take-aways from The Bookseller’s FutureBook conference, covering ebook pricing, customer interaction, experimentation and more.