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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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.
Argentine online bookseller BajaLibros has attracted readers due to several circumstances, including high import taxes and the absence of Amazon.
An email to Brazilian publishers suggested that Barnes & Noble plans to start selling ebooks in Brazil soon, but B&N has yet to confirm.
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.
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.
Paulo Coelho cancelled his Frankfurt Book Fair appearances as an act of political theater, rather than support for genre writers, as he claims.
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.