Brazilian senate is studying the bill that will make ebooks tax free. Now print books, or rather its inputs, are also under evaluation. A bill in the deputies chamber in Brasília could exempt ink used for printing books. The bill was proposed by congresswoman Mrs Antonia Lucia, who argues that Brazilian law already exempts taxes on books, newspapers and periodicals, but the whole production chain should be considered in order to lower its final price. The bill will be judged by ‘Finance and Taxation’ and ‘Constitution, Justice and Citizenship’ committees. If the bill should pass, the costs of Print on Demand publishers will also be considerably lowered.
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