Frankfurt Book Fair hosts Paulo Coelho discussion on future of reading

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

This year’s Frankfurt Book Fair has just opened with a discussion on “The Future of Reading” between bestselling Brazilian author Paulo Coelho and Frankfurt Book Fair Director [...]

Neilsen BookScan enters Brazilian market

By libertyc
July 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Neilsen BookScan has entered its 10th market. The book retail measurement service is now tracking print book sales in Brazil. “We’re keen to develop our service in Brazil because of the enormous [...]

Amazon treks to the Amazon, says Shelf Awareness

By Paul Biba
July 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

From Shelf Awareness: Amazon plans to create a digital bookstore in Brazilsometime between October and November of this year, Reuters reported, citing Brazilian publishers and an industry source. [...]

Portuguese language short story here on TeleRead

By Paul Biba
June 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Got the following email from Roberto Itubok: I just launched my first book and I chose to publish it as an ebook. It is a collection of short stories about family relationships and how people cope [...]

Kobo arrives in Brazil in September, by Stella Dauer

By libertyc
April 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

The information we were expecting. While everyone is looking for when will Apple iBookstore and Amazon arrives here, Google Books and Kobo stand aside. What does not stop them to continue negotiating [...]

Brazilian Publishers Wins One Battle Against Amazon, by Stella Dauer

By Paul Biba
April 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Reprinted, with permission from REB, Revolução E-Book: There is one thing that American publishers haven’t done, and it is a merit of Brazilian publishers. The news came from the newspaper Valor [...]

Brazilian Media Group Abril’s Iba E-bookstore Goes Live

By Paul Biba
March 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

From Publishing Perspectives: After several months of beta testing, Abril, one of the largest media groups in the Brazil, has officially launched Iba, a new digital retailing platform with 25 [...]

Amazon to offer cheap Kindle in Brazil to build market share

By libertyc
February 24, 2012 // 2 Comments

Publishing Perspectives reports that later this year, Amazon is going to introduce its Kindle into the Brazilian market at a price of R$199 (US$115)—significantly cheaper than any other e-reader on [...]

Ebooks in Brazil

By Paul Biba
February 20, 2012 // 1 Comment

From the FuturEbook blog: Brazil is not a world example when it comes to digital books. The estimate is that we are three years behind big markets like North America. However, 2012 promises to be the [...]

Ebooks in Brazil – an infographic, by Piotr Kowalczyk

By libertyc
October 19, 2011 // 0 Comments

There is a lot of buzz about ebooks in United States, but ebooks are on the rise in many countries. If you’re interested at having a look on how they are doing in Brazil – here’s a nice [...]

Brazil moves to criminalize file sharing, CD-ripping

By libertyc
August 27, 2011 // 1 Comment

Last year, we reported on Brazil’s copyright law forbidding the use of DRM to block fair use. It appeared at the time that Brazil was developing a very progressive and open stance on copyright [...]

What if piracy does sell more content?

By libertyc
July 27, 2011 // 3 Comments

Edward Nawotka of Publishing Perspectives has a summary of events at Brazil’s second digital book conference. There is some interesting stuff there, including the contention of SocialBook founder [...]

Brazil gets an iPad newspaper

By libertyc
March 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

According to Into Mobile, Brasil247 is available as a free download for the iPad.  The site says: To start things up, Brazil247 secured an investment of more than $2 million in one year, which seems [...]

The ereader in Brazil by Piet van Oostrum

By libertyc
August 21, 2010 // 6 Comments

Editor’s note: this is an email I received from Piet who is staying in Bolivia for a year. The picture is from the Leitor site. P. Hi Paul, The Brazilian company Mix Tecnologia Ltda this week [...]

Brazil’s copyright law forbids using DRM to block fair use

By libertyc
July 12, 2010 // 3 Comments

This little article by Cory Doctorow in Boing Boing is important news, so I reprint it in full: A UN treaty called the WIPO Copyright Treaty requires countries to pass laws protecting “software [...]

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