PublishNews’ Carlo Carrenho profiles the six fascinating winners of a new prize honoring Brazil’s top young publishing talent.
In Brazil this past April and May, 17.34% of all books sold were coloring books — a genre which has dominated the bestseller lists for months.
High inflation offset gains, leading to a 5.16% decline for the Brazilian book market in 2014, which totaled just US$2.03 billion.
Brazil’s Bookcase Literary Agency has made a name for itself after just one year in business by connecting talented, independent authors with international publishers.
Widbook, a young Brazilian digital writing and reading platform, makes a splash in India, the UK, the Philippines, and Pakistan. Founder Joseph Bregeiro will speak at the Frankfurt Book Fair’s CONTEC conference.
Amazon’s negotiations with publishers in Brazil have led to surreal pricing, while some advocate for passing a fixed-price law to defend against the Americans.
The Seattle giant has started selling print books in Brazil, demanding good metadata and creating better customer service. This move could raise the bar for the rest of the Brazilian book industry.
Contrary to many recent press reports Amazon does not have an exclusive deal to distribute digital books to the lucrative Brazilian education market.
The Penguin Random House deal to absorb Santillana’s trade lines has serious implications for the Spanish-book market, but the outlier in the deal is Brazil.
Penguin Random House Merger with Santillana will force the Brazilian operation to choose whether to stay or leave the powerful DLD digital distribution platform.