As the phrase goes in French, ‘l’union fait la force’—unity creates strength. International-language bookstores in Paris are coming together for mutual support.
It can be easier to get Portugal’s books into Latin American via Spanish translations than to sell them in the original Portuguese-language editions in Brazil.
The strong US dollar, a struggling bookstore sector and a slowdown in government book acquisitions has pushed the Brazilian publishing sector into a crisis.
Spanish and Portuguese-language specialists, the Mertin LIterary Agency, took home “International Literary Agent of the Year” prize at the LBF this month.
At The Millions, Glenn H. Shepard interviewed the Portuguese translator of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest about the challenges of the project.
Nicole Witt of Frankfurt’s Mertin Agency describes the pleasure of seeing several of her titles transformed into award-winning films and the unexpected perks.
When it launches, Amazon intends to sell the Kindle in Brazil for R$199 (US$115) and may drop the price further to undercut the competition.
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 …
By Carlo Carrenho, PublishNews.com.br These bestseller lists originally appeared on our partner website, PublishNews Brazil, a joint venture between PublishNews and Publishing Perspectives. If you would like to receive a bi-weekly email newsletter about the Brazilian publishing industry, subscribe here. Every month, PublishNews Brazil will publish a summary of PublishNews‘ monthly bestseller list. The original list, in Portuguese, has weekly, …
By Ricardo Costa In 2013, Brazil will be the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, and it’s not too early to consider what the country has to offer. With 220 million people and $2.5 billion in book sales for 2009, Brazil, has a book industry that is booming, one producing more titles –- with more efficiency –- and …
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