On the morning of Tuesday, April 24, four of the five Brazilian publishers competing for the right to publish the first adult novel by J.K. Rowling got an e-mail from the author’s agency, The Blair Partnership, informing them their offers had not been chosen. Ediouro, on the other hand, got the good news: it won the auction and the rights to publish The Casual Vacancy in Brazil. The information was confirmed by Antônio Araújo, director of Ediouro’s book division, based in Rio de Janeiro. Intrínseca, Record, Novo Conceito and Rocco, the publisher of the Harry Potter series in Brazil, were the other bidders.
Statistics on Brazilian Publishing
The latest Simplissimo survey revealed there are currently 25,000 Portuguese titles available in the digital format in Brazil, a jump from 16,000 in August 2012. Read More
A new survey of Brazilian book retail during 2012 reveals that Brazilian titles are competitively priced and sell steadily throughout the year. Bestsellers, while important, don’t necessarily dominate the market. Read More
Based on number released by DLD, one of Brazil’s biggest ebook distributors, we forecast the ebook market in Brazil at 3.57m units sold—or 2.6% of the overall market—for 2013. Read More