#PubNewsCheat Brazil: E-book Distribution to Libraries, Upcoming Events

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Check out the latest news from our sister site, PublishNews Brazil, which features the latest publisher and author news, trends and bestsellers from the Brazilian publishing industry. Subscribe to the free, bi-weekly newsletter. Textbook Consortium Launch “Minha Biblioteca” E-book Service for University Libraries Four major publishers — Grupo A, GEN, Saraiva and Atlas — with a strong …

Is Publishing’s Obsession with the Kindle and iPad Elitist?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Several digital publishers across Latin America and South East Asia argue that the ongoing obsession with Kindle and iPad is shortsighted at best, and elitist at worst. By Edward Nawotka Today’s feature story looks at the importance of developing an API as part of an effective digital distribution strategy. An API allows a publisher to efficiently deliver a multitude of devices. That …

Could E-book Rentals Ever Be Viable for Trade Publishers?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s feature story looks at some of the consumer driven e-book models being implemented by text book publishers. One of those is book rental, where a student can rent a textbook at the fraction of the cost of buying the book. In textbook publishing, where books can run to the hundreds of dollars for a single specialized …

Will Collaborative E-book Distribution Platforms Last?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Spain’s Libranda, Italy’s E-digita, France’s Eden Livres, Brazil’s DLD — they’ll all last only as long as publishers need them. By Edward Nawotka Several markets have seen collaborative e-book distribution platforms launch within the last year: Libranda launched Spain; in Italy Rizzoli, Feltrinelli and Gruppo Gems developed the E-digita platform; a French group comprised of Gallimard, Flammarion and others brought out …

Brazil’s DLD E-book Distribution Platform Opens For Business

In Growth Markets by Carlo Carrenho

A year after six Brazilian publishers launched the DLD e-book distribution platform, it opens for business today. By Carlo Carrenho In March 2010, six Brazilian publishers –- Objetiva (partially owned by Santillana), Record, Sextante, Rocco, Planeta and L&PM — teamed up to launch an e-book distribution company called Distribuidora de Livros Digitais (DLD). The business model has several similarities with …

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 …

In Europe E-books are Approached with “Concern, Not Hysteria,” says Italy’s Mussinelli

In Europe by Daniel Kalder

By Daniel Kalder MILAN: “The problem in Italy and in Europe in general, is that data on e-books is scarce, says Cristina Mussinelli, a digital publishing consultant for the Italian Publishers Association and European member of the IDPF board. “There is no central entity collecting information in an organized way, and the ways in which different countries collect data may not …