Author Archives: Iona Teixeira Stevens

Kairós, Inferno Dominate Brazil’s Bestseller Lists for May

Kairos by Padre Macello Rossi

Bestselling phenomenon Father Marcelo Rossi’s new book Kairós shot to the top of the bestseller list of books by Brazilian authors, while Dan Brown and Rick Riordan took the top two slots in May among foreign authors. Read More

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Kobo Launches Aura HD in Brazil

Kobo Aura HD

Livraria Cultura bookstores will start selling Kobo’s new ereader Aura HD on July 15th. The so-called “Porsche of the ereaders” with a 6.8 inch e-ink screen sells for the equivalent of US$ 283.  Read More

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Abril Media Group Acquires Ebook Aggregator Xeriph


Abril, one of the main media groups in Latin America, based in São Paulo, has acquired ebook aggregator Xeriph, in a deal that included the digital bookstore Gato Sabido. Read More

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Saraiva Launches “Publique-se!” Self-publishing Platform


Saraiva has launched its own self-publishing portal, “Publique-se!,” which translates to “Publish it yourself,” and offers 35% royalties to authors. Read More

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Brazil’s Government Debates Future of Digital Publishing

Congresso Nacional Brasilia

A high level meeting in Brasilia debated the future of digital publishing, focusing on reducing taxes on ebooks and devices and using digital to promote the democratization of reading.
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