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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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Ebook Sales Up 400% at Companhia das Letras

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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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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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Explosion in Number of New Brazilian Imprints

Penguin's US business imprint is among the latest crop to come to Brazil.

Brazilian publishers are introducing new imprints and new titles, adding to the country’s growing book production. Read More

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E-book Sales Up 1,200% for Brazil’s Companhia das Letras

Companhia published Steve Jobs' biography in 2011

By Roberta Campassi In July 2010, Companhia das Letras launched its first 12 e-books. It was the beginning of a project which today comprises 200 titles and is growing. According to the publisher, which had […] Read More

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