A pocket edition FLIP Paraty will be held in the UK this October, Machado magazine #2 is out now, and Brazil’s Bologna catalog available for download.
The latest publishing news from Brazil features bookseller Curitiba’s strong 2012 results, the Ministry of Culture’s resumes book promotion oversite, Brazilians at the Leipzig Book Fair, and more.
The dominant Brazilian bookstore chains continue to open new megastores, the government is issuing 18.8m workers vouchers to spend on books, and Abril Educação is prepping its IPO.
From Brazil: Luis Fernando Verissimo is the sole Brazilian fiction writer on the January bestseller lists; Livro e Game is turning classics into educational video games.
International interest, digitization, and market consolidation are not new phenomenon in Brazil, and many began more than ten years ago, as evidenced by this brief timeline.
Brazil’s is demanding that every school in the country house a library by 2020. To meet that goal, 128,020 libraries will have to be built, or 39 per day.
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.
This week’s issue of PublishNews Brazil covers Brazil’s bestselling books and publishers of 2012, Record’s expansion, and the hike in holiday ebook sales.
Apple’s Brazilian store is selling more ebooks than Amazon, Kobo and Brazilian retailer Saraiva; Groupo Editoral Record hits 70, and Amazon signs up retail partners.