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Frankfurt Book Fair hosts Paulo Coelho discussion on future of reading
October 9, 2014 | 10:25 am

httpwww.teleread.org20100406cleaning-up-epubs-to-work-with-ibook-aggregatorscoelho.jpg 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 materials. "What will authors have to do in the future to get their content into the hands of readers and keep it there? How will cultural technology change, and what aspects will remain the same?" Interestingly, Coelho refused to attend last year's Frankfurt Book Fair, even though Brazil was the 2013 guest of honor, citing the Brazilian government's failure to...

Neilsen BookScan enters Brazilian market
July 29, 2013 | 12:59 pm

Neilsen BookScanNeilsen 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 a release. “With a population of nearly 200 million starting to educate themselves, I think publishers and retailers have tremendous opportunities ahead.” He added: “We are looking forward to providing Brazilian publishers and booksellers with the same timely, business-critical information that their counterparts in other countries are familiar with and value so highly. This new service will play a...

Brazil’s first Read an E-Book Week mobilizes publishers and booksellers
February 28, 2013 | 12:55 pm

Read an E-Book Week  Starting next Sunday, March 3, readers across Brazil will have one more reason to know and experience the digital book—a reason they feel in their pockets. Booksellers, publishers and authors promote the first "Semana do Livro Digital," a local version of Read an E-Book Week, a traditional online event that's been running since 2004. The Brazilian week will offer thousands of free or discounted e-books from March 3 through March 9, the same time period during which the original Canadian Read an E-Book Week event will be happening this year. In Brazil, dozens of publishers and independent authors will be taking part...

Amazon treks to the Amazon, says Shelf Awareness
July 2, 2012 | 8:21 am

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 only e-books, not printed books.Pedro Guasti, director of research firm eBit in Sao Paulo, said that in 2012, Brazil "should reach $12 billion in sales online, a level that justifies their entry. If they wait much longer it would become very expensive."Amazon has signed contracts with approximately 30 Brazilian publishers "and is rushing to build a portfolio of...

Portuguese language short story here on TeleRead
June 26, 2012 | 9:10 am

41pSBd8speL BO2 204 203 200 PIsitb sticker arrow click TopRight 35 76 AA278 PIkin4 BottomRight 70 22 AA300 SH20 OU01 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 be available for free at Amazon until June 29.   Please find attached one of the short stories included in the book. Feel free to post this short story in your blog/site.   I appreciate the divulgation and comments! Thanks, Roberto Itubok Conto "Erro"   (livro "Fragmentos Familiares")     Roberto Itubok     ~~~~ **** ~~~~     Erro   Eu errei. Passei as últimas horas em dúvida e posso...

Kobo arrives in Brazil in September, by Stella Dauer
April 25, 2012 | 9:10 am

Logo reb 901 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, April 25, the company’s vice president Todd Humphrey said that Kobo will arrive in Brazil in the second half. Kobo is a complete platform. Besides being a virtual book store, it also has applications for various platforms and a range of devices including eReaders and tablets of good quality. The prices of...

Brazilian Publishers Wins One Battle Against Amazon, by Stella Dauer
April 12, 2012 | 8:58 am

Logo reb 901 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 the eBooks, without the intervention of publishers. This value is typically about 50% lower than the price of the physical book. In Brazil, however, the pricing policy doesn’t take it. The difference is that in the United States the company has greater bargaining power with publishers, who have much of their revenue coming from contracts with Amazon....

Brazilian Media Group Abril’s Iba E-bookstore Goes Live
March 15, 2012 | 9:43 am

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 e-book retailers in Brazil, following Gato Sabido, which has 7,300 ebooks, and Saraiva, which has around 6,000. The launch comes just as competition is expected to heat up, with Amazon and Google expected to launch later this year, and several other domestic platforms – Mundo Positivo, Buqui and Travessa — having started selling e-books in...

Amazon to offer cheap Kindle in Brazil to build market share
February 24, 2012 | 4:32 am

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 low as R$149 (US$87) to gain market share. (Of course, those prices are on par with what the device sells for in the US, but I suspect Brazil may have a higher salary and cost of living base than the US, thus making it remarkably cheap for there.) Not only is this well...

Ebooks in Brazil
February 20, 2012 | 10:26 am

Images 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 - both formats and devices - used in Brazil. Formats So far, the most widely used format for eBooks in Brazil is the PDF, which is a shame. As everyone knows, PDF is not a document format suitable for digital books, since you cannot resize the text, change the layout or...

Ebooks in Brazil – an infographic, by Piotr Kowalczyk
October 19, 2011 | 10:44 am

Ebooks in BrazilThere 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 Ebookfriendly...

Brazil moves to criminalize file sharing, CD-ripping
August 27, 2011 | 4:15 pm

brazilLast 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 movement to legalize file sharing. However, after a new administration was elected, Brazil’s stance on copyright seems to have gone through a screeching U-turn. Mike Masnick at Techdirt reports that the country’s new Culture Minister ordered the removal of the CC license from the website shortly after taking office,...

What if piracy does sell more content?
July 27, 2011 | 11:49 am

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 publishers who “blew it” when it came to meeting the e-book challenge. But something I find more interesting in this case is Nawotka’s “discussion seed” post, that brings up a point raised at the conference that wasn’t even reflected in the main article. One panelist noted that piracy proves, at the very...

Brazil gets an iPad newspaper
March 16, 2011 | 10:47 am

Logo brasil jornal 247 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 most likely surpass a million this year and I assume the idea here is to position the digital publication as the tablet magazine for the times to come. In addition to the traditional sections, Brasil247 has editorials in Personal Finances, Agribusiness, Media & Technology, ...

The ereader in Brazil by Piet van Oostrum
August 21, 2010 | 12:09 pm

banner1.jpgEditor'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 sell only the basic version which isn't `better than the Kindle' as it doesn't have 3G. It is quite expensive at R$890, which is $500. This is about the average weekly salary of a Brazilian with an academic education. Compare this with the Indian ereader that was...

Brazil’s copyright law forbids using DRM to block fair use
July 12, 2010 | 2:31 am

copy.jpgThis 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 different ways: in the US, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act prohibits all circumvention of software locks, even when they don't protect copyright (for example, it would be illegal to for me to break the DRM on a Kindle to access my own novels, were they sold with Kindle DRM). Brazil has just created the...

New Brazilian ebook store to open; DRM a problem
April 12, 2010 | 8:51 am

brazil.jpgI got the following email from Eduardo Melo from Brazil and thought it well worth sharing: Hi, Paul I read last week a post at Teleread (transcripting Publishing Perspectives), about e-books in Brazil. So I got courage to write you about us! We are opening a new brazilian e-bookstore, called Simplíssimo (www.simplíssimo.com.br), that is going to be launched between late April, early May. Simplíssimo will not only sell e-books, but also, thanks to a partnership with Simplicissimus Book Farm, offer brazilian editors ePub conversion services and e-book distribution across a number of other brazilian online stores, using SBF's Stealth e-book distribution platform. Me and...

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