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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

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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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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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Total Number of Portuguese Brazilian Ebook Titles Reaches 25,000

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The latest Simplissimo survey revealed there are currently 25,000 Portuguese titles available in the digital format in Brazil, a jump from 16,000 in August 2012. Read More

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Unesp Offers Another 53 Free E-books; 134,000 Downloaded Since 2010

José Castilho, president of publisher Unesp

State University of São Paulo, Unesp, has added another 53 titles to its free e-book collection, Propg/FEU Digital, bringing the total to 191. Since the 2010 launch, the free ebooks have been downloaded 134,000 times.  Read More

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