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.
We interview São Paulo-based literary agent Pasi Loman who specializes in selling book rights between Brazilian and Scandinavian publishers.
At the Frankfurt Book Fair, VP of Kindle Content, Russ Grandinetti, shared some numbers about consumer usage of Kindle ebooks around the world.
In 2012, global ebook retailers descended on Brazil. This year, the big story is about education and the shift to digital books in schools.
Hit by inflation and lower government purchases, Brazil’s book market shrank by 2.64% last year, the worst decline in real value since 2002.
Extrapolating from recent sales figures from ebook distributor DLD, we estimate ebook sales to reach some 3.57 million units—or 2.6% of the overall market—by the end of 2013.
This week on PublishNews Brazil: Amazon opens kiosks to sell Kindles in Brazil, Kobo launches two new ereaders, 33% of Brazilians read a book last month.
Surprisingly, Apple leads Brazil’s ebook sales, but by 2014 Amazon should dominate, with Kobo, Google, Saraiva and others behind. We explain why.
Through exclusive interviews with Amazon’s David Naggar, author Paolo Coelho, and others, we get behind the scenes of Amazon’s Kindle Store launch in Brazil this week.