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How to Establish Robust Trade in Emerging Ebook Markets


For an ebook distributor to succeed in a developing market they need to adapt to methodologies, in particular payment mechanisms, already prevalent in that market.

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Are Tablets the Solution for Latin American Education?


The past few years have seen global surge in tablet adoption schools throughout the world, particularly in Latin America, where digital textbooks are taking hold.

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Rights Sales as “Soft Power”


New research, particularly in South America, is looking at how the publishing and copyright-holding industries can be seen as national wealth generators.

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After Illustrious History, Argentine PEN Returns

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JS Tennant, literary manager of PEN International, reports on recent efforts to revive the PEN Center in Argentina, after years of indifference in the region.

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Argentine Ebookstore BajaLibros Benefits by Amazon’s Absence

BajaLibros is a fast-growing BA-based ebookstore.

Argentine online bookseller BajaLibros has attracted readers due to several circumstances, including high import taxes and the absence of Amazon.

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Is Barnes & Noble’s Nook Expanding to Brazil?

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An email to Brazilian publishers suggested that Barnes & Noble plans to start selling ebooks in Brazil soon, but B&N has yet to confirm.

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In Brazil, Amazon Starts Selling Kindles Direct, Books are Next

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After 13 months of using partners to sell Kindles in Brazil, Amazon is now offering direct sales. If they can do that, books are not likely far behind.

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Writing is “Facing Up to Reality,” say Grossman, Vargas Llosa

David Grossman and Mario Vargas Llosa engaged in a spirited discussion during the first day of FIL Guadalajara, where Israel is the Guest of Honor.

Writing should be about confronting issues to provoke change, said Israel’s David Grossman to Nobel Prize-winner Mario Vargas Llosa at the FIL in Guadalajara.

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Coelho Cancels Frankfurt Appearance in Protest of Brazil Gov’t


Paulo Coelho cancelled his Frankfurt Book Fair appearances as an act of political theater, rather than support for genre writers, as he claims.

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Frankfurt Book Fair Director on German/Brazilian Collaboration

Juergen Boos, Director of the Frankfurt Book Fair

With Brazil as Guest of Honor at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair some 250 Brazilian books are being translated and Germany will feature at Rio’s book fair this month.

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