Metabooks Brazil’s 80-percent market penetration includes Submarino’s retail operation, and Metabooks Mexico kicks off at Guadalajara.
Announcing at Rio’s book fair its coming introduction of Pubnet in Brazil, Metabooks Brasil reports it now accounts for 75 percent of the market’s sales.
Even amid dire conerns this week for Brazil’s leading book retail companies, it’s possible to see opportunity, Ricardo Costa tells us. Brazilian publishers are working to shore up the outlook for Saraiva and Livraria Cultura.
In a fast start, Metabooks Brasil has brought more than 50,000 titles onto its platform with the top booksellers in Brazil and more than 70 publishers.
Stepping up its international expansion with an entry into the US market, Germany’s MVB acquires two ordering services, forming a New York-based subsidiary.
By Maria Fernanda Rodrigues and Ricardo Costa of PublishNews.com.br SAO PAOLO: For the past several years Brazilian booksellers and publishers have watched and waited, content to let their colleagues abroad debate the positives and negatives of digital publishing. But two events in 2009 changed things. First was the Jornada de Nacional de Literatura de Passo Fundo (National Literature Journey of …