Author Archives: Edward Nawotka

Interview with John Makinson on Brazil: “As Sophisticated a Market as the US or Britain”

The Volkswagen van used to advertise the Penguin-Companhia partnership

In 2011, Penguin Acquired 45% of Brazilian publisher Companhia das Letras—and for some very good reasons—as Penguin CEO John Makinson explains in an interview with Edward Nawotka. Read More

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Apply Now for the Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Program


From the press release: Starting now, publishers, editors and rights professionals from all over the world can apply for the Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Programme 2011. The application deadline for this prestigious support programme is 30 […] Read More

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Will E-books Catch on Faster in the BRIC Countries than the US or Europe?

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Today’s lead story describes the launch of Gato Sabido, Brazil’s first e-bookstore. And in addition, news has been coming fast and furious in recent months about the launches or impending launches of e-bookstores across the […] Read More

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Brazilian Publishers Still Growing Despite Global Recession

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Despite the general global economic downturn, Brazilian publishing has proven surprisingly resilient. For much of the past decade, the business has been growing at a steady clip, reaching $3.3 billion reals ($1.93 billion) in 2008 […] Read More

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Reading Brazil: Bienal do Livro

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RIO DE JANIERO: Last week’s news that Rio de Janiero will host the 2016 Summer Olympics raised cheers across South America, a continent that is sometimes misunderstood and often underestimated. The setting for an Olympic […] Read More

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