Amid the industry crisis in Brazil–with two major chains filing for bankruptcy protection–publisher Luiz Schwarcz campaigns for a holiday season of book-giving.
Brazil’s Endangered Bookstore Companies: Livraria Cultura and Saraiva
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.
Saraiva Bets on LEV E-ink Reader in Brazil
Brazil’s Saraiva is making a bet few others would in this era of the tablet: earlier this month they launched the LEV, a proprietary-branded e-ink reader.
Brazil’s Saraiva Evolving Under New Tech-Minded CEO
Brazil’s Saraiva has brought in a new tech-savvy CEO who is integrating retail and publishing operations, while exploring options in education and tech.
Clube de Autores: A Self-Publishing Boom in Brazil
We interview Ricardo Almeida, the founder and CEO of Clube de Autores, the top self-publishing platform in Brazil.
Brazil: As “Sophisticated as the US and UK,” says Penguin CEO
This week’s issue of PublishNews Brazil features an interview with Penguin CEO John Makinson, an overview of Brazil’s e-book market, and Saraiva’s latest sales numbers.
Is Amazon Really Buying Brazil’s Biggest Bookstore Chain?
Amazon is said to be negotiating to acquire Saraiva, Brazil’s dominant bookseller, with 102 stores. Is it realistic? We break down the facts and scenarios.
PublishNews Brazil: 11,000 Total E-books; Is NOOK Coming to Brazil?
The latest news from PublishNews Brazil looks at the growth in e-books, Saraiva’s digital dominance, ONIX, and whether B&N is bringing the NOOK to Brazil.
Brazil’s E-book Market: Order, But Slow Progress
Digital distribution and retailing is ramping up, but a year after publishers started investing in innovation just 4,000 titles are available in Brazilian Portuguese.