From Brazil, Norway, Canada, the UK, Lebanon, and Turkey, we gather observations from Guadalajara International Book Fair’s Rights Exchange fellows.
Making good on its plans for Latin American expansion, ebook distributor Bookwire buys Brazil’s Distribuidora de Livros Digitais, DLD.
The year so far shows ‘modest growth’ in Brazil’s beleaguered market, says Marcos da Veiga Pereira ahead of Rio’s book biennial and rights trading program.
‘Global vision, local service’ is how Bookwire has pushed deep into its Latin American expansion after success in Germany and Spain.
Creating a standardized platform in book metadata for retailers and publishers, Metabooks Brasil is off to a fast start, based on Germany’s Books in Print.
As Brazil’s publishers look to boost their rights business, the Bienal do Livro in Rio prepares to host its Agents & Business Center for a second time.
‘I think we’re starting to recover,’ says one of 15 Brazilian publishers who are preparing to travel to next month’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
‘We see Brazil as an area of growth’ both for HarperCollins content imported and for Brazilian authors, says HarperCollins chief Brian Murray.
With Brazil still immersed in an economic crisis, Brazilian publishers attend the Guadalajara Book Fair in Mexico to make deeper connections across Latin America.
Among stories coming out of Frankfurt Book Fair: a new liaison between Brazil and the UAE, and a German bestseller signs with Amazon’s Edition M imprint.