Nicholas Sparks, US Bestsellers Help Novo Conceito Race to the Front of Brazilian Publishing

In Growth Markets by Guest Contributor

*+-Former motorcycle racer Fernando Baracchini only started publishing trade books in 2007, but his publishing house dominates Brazil’s bestseller lists with an array of translated imports. By Maria Fernanda Rodrigues At first, Fernando Baracchini didn’t seem destined for a career in publishing. Though he grew up as scion to the Ribeirão Preto-based book chain Paraler, instead of helping his mother …

Bestsellers in Brazil: January 2011

In PublishNews Brazil by Carlo Carrenho

*+-By Carlo Carrenho, PublishNews.com.br These bestseller lists originally appeared on our partner website, PublishNews Brazil, a joint venture between PublishNews and Publishing Perspectives. If you would like to receive a bi-weekly email newsletter about the Brazilian publishing industry, subscribe here. Every month, PublishNews Brazil will publish a summary of PublishNews‘ monthly bestseller list. The original list, in Portuguese, has weekly, …

A Little Bit of Brazil in Frankfurt

In Digital by Guest Contributor

*+-By Ricardo Costa In 2013, Brazil will be the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, and it’s not too early to consider what the country has to offer. With 220 million people and $2.5 billion in book sales for 2009, Brazil, has a book industry that is booming, one producing more titles –- with more efficiency –- and …

São Paulo Book Biennial Begins This Week

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

*+-By Hannah Johnson The International Book Biennial in São Paulo, Brazil begins this Thursday. The Biennial is organized by the Brazilian Book Chamber in partnership with Reed Exhibitions Alcantara Machado. The organizers of this ten-day book fair (August 12-21) predict over 700,000 visitors. With only one exclusively professional day on August 12, most of these visitors are from the general …

Brazil's First E-bookstore Opens for Business

In Growth Markets by Guest Contributor

*+-By Ricardo Costa RIO DE JANIERO: On December 15, Brazil’s first e-bookstore — Gato Sabido (Smart Cat) — opened for business, offering approximately 400 titles in Portuguese. “The Gato Sabido is going to work on every step of the e-book process, from conversion to sales,” says Carlos Eduardo Ernanny, company founder and CEO. The new company plans to offer 30,000 …