Author Archives: PublishNews Brazil

More Megabookstores Opening in 2013

Cultura bookstore Brazil

The dominant Brazilian bookstore chains in Brazil continue to grow and plan to open numerous new large-scale stores throughout this year.  Read More

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Timeline of the Brazilian Publishing Marketplace: 1995-2012

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International interest, digitization, and market consolidation are not new phenomenon in Brazil, and many began more than ten years ago, as evidenced by this brief timeline of publishing market since 1995.
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Ink Used in Book Publishing Could Go Tax Free

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The Brazilian senate is studying the bill that will make ebooks tax free. Now a bill in the deputies chamber in Brasília could exempt ink used for printing books. Read More

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33% of Brazilians Read a Book Last Month

Boys reading at Jornada Passo Fundo

According to a study by Target Group Index, 33% of Brazilians read a book (any book) in the last 30 days, with high percentages in Belo Horizonte and Porto Alegre.  Read More

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Ebook Sales Up 400% at Companhia das Letras

Companhia das Letras

E-books sales at publisher Companhia das Letras rose 400% in 2012, helped by the arrival of new ebookstores and readers just prior to Christmas. Bestsellers included Sylvia Day’s erotic title Bared to You and Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Read More

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