Exchange rate swings and the expectation of lower GDP growth have shaken businesses, including publishing. But foreign investors remain optimistic in Brazil’s potential.
Brazil’s turn as Guest of Honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair put added pressure on publishers to work at a higher level. Will the positive impact last?
Bestselling phenomenon Father Marcelo Rossi’s new book Kairós shot to the top of the Brazilian bestseller list, while Dan Brown took the top slot among foreign authors.
In 2012, Brazil became the latest battleground for the big international ebooksellers. Ebook sales have since skyrocketed, with Apple in the early lead ahead of Amazon.
Amazon closed a deal in Brazil with Bookstore chain Livraria da Vila to sell Kindles through the remainder of 2012 until January 2013.
At the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012, the Italian Publishers Association presented statistics about Italy’s book market.