Author Archives: Ricardo Costa

May 2012 Bestsellers and the Race to the Top


On the Brazilian bestseller lists for May 2012, books by Brazilian authors are climbing the list and account for five of the top ten books, and 32% of the top 50 books. Read More

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Brazil Stars at the Bogota International Book Fair

Biographer Fernando Morais with his subject Pauolo Coelho

Brazil turn as the guest of honor at the Bogota International Book Fair was the most successful in the fair’s history and featured a number of Brazilian authors. Read More

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Angry Birds Lays Eggs in Brazil


Angry Birds: Bad Piggies’ Egg Recipes received the The Best First Cookbook prize at the Gourmand Cookbook Awards, and now the book has made it to Brazil.  Read More

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Brazilians Close Deals Worth $680,000 in Guadalajara

Scene from the 2011 Guadalajara Book Fair

Brazilian publishers returned from the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL), earlier this month and reported closing deals valued at US$680,000 and book sales totally US$430,0000. In addition three titles were purchased through Mexican government programs […] Read More

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Abril, Brazil’s Top Magazine Publisher, Launches Digital Platform

iba digital distribution website

Abril, the largest magazine publisher in Brazil, has launched the beta version of iba, a new platform for sales and distribution of digital books, magazines and newspapers. The new platform opened with 5,000 digital editions […] Read More

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