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Brazil’s Government Debates Future of Digital Publishing

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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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Ministry of Culture Moves Oversite of Book Policies Back to Brasilia

Marta Suplicy and RenatoLessa

The Ministry of Culture has moved oversite of book policies back to Brasilia from Rio, where previously the National Library Foundation (FBN) held sway. The FBN will continue to administer oversite of international book programs. Read More

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Brazil One Step Closer to Allowing Unauthorized Biographies

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Brazil is one step closer to passing the Biographies Law, which would open the door for publishers to publish unauthorized biographies of famous and public figures. 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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$25 Monthly Cultural Vouchers Given to 18.8m Low Wage Workers

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The Vale Cultura, a US$ 25 monthly credit, will be given to 18.8 million low-wage workers to spend on cultural products and services, from books and magazines to concerts. Read More

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