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Maria Fernanda Rodrigues

Nicholas Sparks, US Bestsellers Help Novo Conceito Race to the Front of Brazilian Publishing

In Growth Markets by Maria Fernanda Rodrigues

Former motorcycle racer Fernando Baracchini only started publishing trade books in 2007, but his publishing house dominates Brazil’s bestseller lists with an array of translated imports. By Maria Fernanda Rodrigues At first, Fernando Baracchini didn’t seem destined for a career in publishing. Though he grew up as scion to the Ribeirão Preto-based book chain Paraler, instead of helping his mother …

Unesp Hits 50,000 Downloads of Free University Press E-books

In Global Trade Talk by Maria Fernanda Rodrigues

By Maria Fernanda Rodrigues This post comes from our sister site, PublishNews Brazil: The university press Fundação Editora Unesp joined the digital era by going beyond merely digitizing its books: in March 2010, it released a free digital collection of unpublished papers and thesis written by its teachers and students. During the last year Unesp registered 50,000 downloads of the …

FLIP: Brazil’s Perfect Literary Cocktail

In Growth Markets by Maria Fernanda Rodrigues

By Maria Fernanda Rodrigues Throughout the year, Brazilian authors travel from one book fair to another, as many cities in Brazil have their own literature festivals and book events. All of them have the same goal: yo instill the pleasure of reading and (of course) sell books. One of these literature festivals, however, goes further than all others: FLIP – …

Brazilian Book Market Grows to Nearly $2bn, Led by Growth in Trade and STM

In Growth Markets by Maria Fernanda Rodrigues

For expanded coverage of the Brazilian book market, visit our new site and newsletter — PublishNews Brazil — powered by Publishing Perspectives. By Maria Fernanda Rodrigues, PublishNew Brazil The Brazilian publishing market continues to exhibit modest growth. According to the most recent figures released by the Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL) and the Brazilian Publishers Union (SNEL), the total market was …

Brazil’s E-book Market One Year On: Still Crawling

In Growth Markets by Maria Fernanda Rodrigues

Today’s feature story is the first of a collaboration between PublishNews.com.br and Publishing Perspectives to provide news about the growing Brazilian publishing industry in English. Visit our newly launched site, PublishNewsBrazil.com, to read more and subscribe to the email newsletter. By Maria Fernanda Rodrigues This time last year, Brazil had just one e-bookstore –- Gato Sabido –- which offered a …