Publishing Group Record celebrated 70th anniversary last month, and two weeks later announced the acquisition of publisher Paz e Terra (which translates to “Peace and Earth”). Known for its catalog of sociological and political books, the publisher was founded in the late sixties by renowed Brazilian editor Enio Silveira and in the 1970s it faced repression form the Brazilian political dictatorship.
Paz e Terra has a catalog of over 1,200 titles and 500 authors, including Brazilian educator Paulo Freire, Norberto Bobbio, Eric Hobsbawm, Brazilian economist Celso Furtado, President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Manuel Castells and Kenneth Maxwell.
Record Group stated that the new publisher brings the company’s total to 14 imprints and publishers, including Record, Civilizacao Brasileira, Jose Olympio, Bertrand Brazil, Difel, Galera, Galera Record and Galerinha, Verus, Best Seller, Best Business, Nova Era, Best Bolso and Viva Livros.
Marcus Gasparian, director of Paz e Terra and son of former owner Fernando Gasparian, said “my father would be very happy to know that Paz e Terra joined Record, an independent publishing group that invests in Brazilian national culture.”