PublishNews Brazil: Victory at Bologna, 70 Writers for Frankfurt

In PublishNews Brazil by Edward Nawotka

Carola Saavedra is one of the first 70 authors from Brazil who will be attending the Frankfurt Book Fair (Photo: Andrea Marques)

This week’s issue of PublishNews Brazil, a collaboration between Publishing Perspectives and Publish News, brings you all the latest news from the booming Brazilian book market, including:

Brazilian Publishers Thrive at Bologna Children’s Book Fair
The Bologna Children’s Book Fair was eventful for Brazilian publishers, with Cosac Naify being honored as best kid’s publisher in Latin America, and five publishers with books cited as being among the 2013′s best.

Brazil Announces Names of 70 Writers Attending the Frankfurt Book Fair
The National Library Foundation of Brazil announced the names of 70 Brazilian writers representing the country at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, where Brazil will be Guest of Honor. 

Renato Lessa Takes Over Presidency of National Library Foundation
Galeno Amorim has resigned as president of the National Library Foundation. Renato Lessa, a sociologist at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), has been appointed to take over the role. 

Academic Ebooks Added to SciELO Digital Library
SciELO will now offer open access and commercial ebooks from university research presses, in addition to academic articles and journals.

Amazon Puts Kindle Paperwhite On Sale in Brazil for US$ 241
Amazon launched two Paperwhite models, priced at US$ 241 (Wi-fi only) and US$ 352 (Wi-fi and 3G), in Brazil. They are on sale at Livraria da Vila bookshops and electronics e-retailer Pontofrio.

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About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.