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 Juergen Boos. “How will The Alchemist be received in 100 years?” asks the Book Fair’s [...]

Neilsen BookScan enters Brazilian market

By Susan Lulgjuraj
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 potential of a booming publishing market there,” said Neilsen Book president Jonathan Nowell, in [...]

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. Because of logistical problems and complex taxes, it will be the first Amazon bookstore that sells [...]

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 with difficult relationships. It is written in Brazilian Portuguese.   As a promotion the book will [...]

Kobo arrives in Brazil in September, by Stella Dauer

By a TeleRead Contributor
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 their arrival in Brazil. In the event Rakuten Super Expo that took place yesterday in São Paulo, [...]

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 Economico: In this format, called distribution, it’s Amazon that sets the price to be charged of [...]

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 magazine titles, 19 newspapers and 6,000 e-books from 170 publishers – making it one of the largest [...]

Amazon to offer cheap Kindle in Brazil to build market share

By Chris Meadows
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 the market. Anonymous sources “familiar with the negotiations” suggest Amazon may even go as [...]

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 year that things will really happen, so we present here an overview about the technology – [...]

Ebooks in Brazil – an infographic, by Piotr Kowalczyk

By a TeleRead Contributor
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 infographic about it. Via [...]

Brazil moves to criminalize file sharing, CD-ripping

By Chris Meadows
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 reform, even licensing the contents of its state website under Creative Commons. There was even a [...]

What if piracy does sell more content?

By Chris Meadows
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 Bob Stein that Brazil has the opportunity to learn from the mistakes of far-too-conservative American [...]

Brazil gets an iPad newspaper

By Paul Biba
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 a lot considering there are only 200,000 iPad users in the country. To be fair that number will [...]

The ereader in Brazil by Piet van Oostrum

By Paul Biba
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 started selling an ereader that they announced a year ago and was mentioned on Teleread. They seem to [...]

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

By Paul Biba
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 locks” (also called DRM or TPM). Countries around the world have adopted the treaty in [...]

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