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Latest headlines and updates from the book publishing industry in Brazil

Renato Lessa Takes Over Presidency of National Library Foundation

The National Library (Photo: FBN)

Galeno Amorim has resigned as president of the National Library Foundation. Renato Lessa, a sociologist at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), has been appointed to take over the role. Read More

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Brazil Announces Names of 70 Writers Attending the Frankfurt Book Fair

Author Carola Saavedra will be one of 70 authors representing Brazil at the Frankfurt Book Fair this October. (Photo: Andrea Marques)

The National Library Foundation of Brazil announced the names of 70 Brazilian writers representing the country at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, where Brazil will be Guest of Honor.  Read More

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Spanish Latin American Children’s Books Struggle to Find Publishers


Brazil remains a marginal market for Spanish-language children’s books from Latin America, hindered by a lack of agents to handle negotiations and reluctance from publishers to gamble on unknown authors. Read More

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Ministry of Culture In, National Library Out

Marta Suplicy

The Ministry of Culture is once again resuming control of the national book and reading promotion activities after having ceded control to the National Library. Read More

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Lafonte to Invest $15 Million in 2013, Launching Two Imprints

Pedro Almeida

Publisher Lafonte, part of media group Escala, is investing US$ 15 million in the Brazilian market in 2013, including launching two new imprints. Read More

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