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Amazon moves closer to Brazil e-book launch

Amazon has hired Mauro Widman as Kindle "vendor manager" in Brazil, to prepare for a... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

Brazil's RBS Standardizes on Miles 33

Miles 33 will supply an advertising system for O Pioneiro, Caxias do Sul, Brazil. The largest daily in Rio Grande do Sul state, O Pioneiro is part of the Rede Brasil Sul group (RBS), which is... | Editor And Publisher – 2009-01-28

Italy recalls ambassador in Brazil over writer’s asylum

The Italian government announced Tuesday it has recalled the country's ambassador in Brazil, Michele Valensise, after the Brazilian government maintained its decision to grant refugee status to... | Vietnam Net – 2009-01-28

Brazil media giant Globo studying acquisition of Estado Group

Brazilian media giant Organizacoes Globo says it is considering buying Group Estado, owner of the nation's second-largest newspaper and a key provider of financial information. | International Herald Tribune – 1970-01-01

Amazon Goes To Brazil

Amazon's gearing up a Brazilian launch for the Kindle this summer. Their strategy? Sell their product for far cheaper than the local competition, take a hit in import duties, and watch the profits... | Fast Company – 2012-02-25

Brazil’s 'O Globo' Sees Engagement Skyrocket With a Magazine-like iPad App

A surprising thing happened when Brazilian newspaper O Globo launched O Globo a Mais, a new weekday evening edition designed for its iPad app in February. The amount of time that people spent using... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-05-09

Clarice Lispector: Four novels form a picture of Brazil novelist

New translations of Clarice Lispector novels include the posthumous assemblage 'A Breath of Life,' 'Near to the Wild Heart,' 'Agua Viva.'For a handful of people, Clarice Lispector's "A Breath of... | Los Angeles Times – 2012-05-27

In Brazil, Internet Surpasses Newspapers to Become Second-Most Preferred Medium for Advertising Investors

A report published by the Interacting Advertising Bureau, an association that brings together the main web sites and Internet portals in Brazil, said that the Internet has surpassed newspapers and... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-06-18

In Brazil's prisons, inmates shorten sentences by reading

The program is called Redemption Through Reading and allows for a maximum of 48 days off their sentence per year. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-06-27

Is Amazon Really Buying Brazil’s Biggest Bookstore Chain?

Amazon is said to be negotiating to acquire Saraiva, Brazil's dominant bookseller, with 102 stores. Is it realistic? We break down the facts and scenarios. | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-10-19

'New York Times' Site in Portuguese Will Respect Brazil's Media Law, Says Publisher

"The New York Times" site in Portuguese, scheduled for launch in the second half of 2013, must comply with the laws of Brazil. "Absolutely," said the newspaper's publisher and... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-10-19

PublishNews Brazil: Kobo’s CEO Reveals POD Plans, iBookstore Critique

Kobo's CEO discusses Brazil, the world, and how POD will be added to the Writing Life platform. Also, our tart critique of Apple's new "Brazilian" iBookstore. | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-10-25

Brazil: As “Sophisticated as the US and UK,” says Penguin CEO

This week's issue of PublishNews Brazil features an interview with Penguin CEO John Makinson, an overview of Brazil's e-book market, and Saraiva's latest sales numbers. | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-11-05

Brazil Offers $35.5 Million in Grants for Literary Translations

This issue of PublishNews Brazil reveals how you can publish a Brazilian novel (almost) for free, why there's a growing demand for English books, and more. | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-11-09

Amazon and Google shower content love on Brazil

Through the magic of pure coincidence (or not), Amazon and Google have spontaneously started offering e-books in the land of Brazil. In addition, Amazon has also introduced its Kindle e-reader to the... | Engadget – 2012-12-06

Amazon’s Plan: “Sell Millions of Kindles in Brazil,” says Naggar

Through exclusive interviews with Amazon's David Naggar, author Paolo Coelho, and others, we get behind the scenes of Amazon's Kindle Store launch in Brazil this week. | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-12-07

What’s Behind Kobo, Google and Amazon’s Simultaneous Brazil Launch?

In the rush to market in Brazil, three international ebook sellers staked their claim on the same day. Why? The reasons are clear, but perhaps a bit ephemeral. | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-12-07

Bookstore, Electronics Chains to Sell Kindles in Brazil

Amazon closed a deal in Brazil with Bookstore chain Livraria da Vila to sell Kindles through the remainder of 2012 until January 2013. | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-12-19

Predicting the Winners and Losers in Brazil’s Ebook War

Surprisingly, Apple leads Brazil's ebook sales, but by 2014 Amazon should dominate, with Kobo, Google, Saraiva and others behind. We explain why. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-02

Frankfurt Book Fair names Costa as Brazil partner

The Frankfurt Book Fair has named Richard Costa as an associate partner for Brazil and South... | The Bookseller – 2013-01-17

PublishNews Brazil: Amazon Opens Kiosks to Sell Kindles in Brazil

This week on PublishNews Brazil: Amazon partners with a kiosk-retailer to sell Kindles in Brazil, Kobo launches two new ereaders, 33% of Brazilians read a book last month. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-17

In Brazil, Ebooks Predicted to Reach 2.63% Market Share

Extrapolating from recent sales figures from ebook distributor DLD, we estimate ebook sales to reach some 3.57 million units—or 2.6% of the overall market—by the end of 2013. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-26

Can Brazil Build 39 Libraries Per Day Until 2020?

Brazil's is demanding that every school in the country house a library by 2020. To meet that goal, 128,020 libraries will have to be built—or 39 per day—if the goal it to be met. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-31

PublishNews Brazil: More Megastores Opening, Workers Get Book Vouchers

The dominant Brazilian bookstore chains continue to open new megastores, the government is issuing 18.8m workers vouchers to spend on books, and Abril Educação is prepping its IPO. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-02-22

Everest goes to Brazil

D D Everest’s children’s début, Archie Greene and the Magician’s... | The Bookseller – 2013-03-28

PublishNews Brazil: Breakfast at LBF, Int’l Authors to Attend Rio Fair

Publishing news from Brazil: The London Book Fair will host a networking breakfast for those interested in Brazil, numerous international authors confirmed for Rio's book fair, and more. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-04-05

Kobo Chosen As Exclusive eBook Publisher For #1 International Bestselling Author Khaled Hosseini In Brazil

New eBook from the author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns now available for pre-order at TORONTO, April 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Kobo, a global leader in eReading, today announc... | CNW – 2013-04-16

Apple iBookstore Leads Brazil’s Ebook Market in 2013

In 2012, Brazil became the latest battleground for the big international ebooksellers. Ebook sales have since skyrocketed, with Apple in the early lead ahead of Amazon. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-04-25

PublishNews Brazil: Saraiva Gets New CEO, Book Policies Go Back to Brasilia

In Brazil, Saraiva gets a new CEO, the Ministry of Culture moves oversite of book policies back to Brasilia, and a university press finds success with free ebooks by its professors. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-05-03

PublishNews Brazil: Brasilia Debates the Future of Digital Publishing

In this week's PublishNews Brazil, we look at Brasilia's debate on future of digital publishing, FNLIJ's awards for kid's lit, and Brazil's turn as the focus of the Gothenburg Book Fair in 2014. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-05-25

Brazil’s Saraiva Launches Self-publishing Platform, Abril Acquires Xeriph

The latest from PublishNews Brazil includes the announcement Saraiva has launched a self-publishing platform and Abril Media Group has acquired ebook aggregator Xeriph. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-06-07

Brazil to raise taxes to offset any future subsidies: minister

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil will raise taxes or cut public spending to compensate for any future subsidies it offers to support struggling sectors, Finance Minister Guido Mantega told a local... | Reuters – 2013-06-30

Brazilian government wants answers from US following reports of NSA spying in Brazil

The Brazilian government has formally asked the U.S. government for clarification regarding the alleged large-scale interception of electronic communications of Brazilian citizens by the U.S.... | PC World – 2013-07-08

Nielsen launches BookScan Brazil

Book retail sales measurement service Nielsen BookScan has launched its service in Brazil.... | The Bookseller – 2013-07-29

Daimler to build Mercedes plant in Brazil: magazine

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmaker Daimler plans to build a new plant in Brazil as rising taxes on foreign vehicles make it more difficult to sell imported cars in the Latin American country, a... | Reuters – 2013-08-04

UPDATE 2-Brazil's Batista sells more of stake in oil company OGX to pay debt

* Magazine report of Batista-BTG breakup further pressures stocks | Reuters – 2013-08-30

Reporter Glenn Greenwald to Testify at Brazil Spy Probe

A parliamentary commission in Brazil investigating spying allegations says the journalist Glenn Greenwald will be invited to testify next week. Mr Greenwald recently published allegations that US... | Editor & Publisher – 2013-09-11

Brazil, “A Land of Many Voices,” Comes to New York

Prior to the Frankfurt Book Fair, the German Book Office in New York hosted a party celebrating Brazil as this year's Guest of Honor Country. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-09-27

Coelho Cancels Frankfurt Appearance in Protest of Brazil Gov’t

Paulo Coelho cancelled his Frankfurt Book Fair appearances as an act of political theater, rather than support for genre writers, as he claims. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-10-04

Brazil at the Digital Tipping Point

In 2012, global ebook retailers descended on Brazil. This year, the big story is about education and the shift to digital books in schools. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-10-08

Brazil questions U.S. journalist about Canada's alleged spying

Glenn Greenwald, the American journalist who aided in publishing reports that allege Canada spied on Brazil's Energy and Mines Ministry, testified in front of a Senate committee in that country about... | CBC – 2013-10-10

Videos from Frankfurt: Brazil, Predictions, Charlie Redmayne, and Casper Grathwohl

On the first day of the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair, the Publishing Perspectives video team interviewed agents, publishers and organizers about their expectations for the near future of the industry. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-10-10

Foreign Publishers in Brazil Still Optimistic Despite Slowdown

Exchange rate swings and the expectation of lower GDP growth have shaken businesses, including publishing. But foreign investors remain optimistic in Brazil's potential. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-11-06

The Vikings of Brazil

We interview São Paulo-based literary agent Pasi Loman who specializes in selling book rights between Brazilian and Scandinavian publishers. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-12-06

Brazil's Petrobras may raise fuel prices in 2014 -CEO

BRASILIA, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Brazil's state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA could raise fuel prices next year using its new pricing formula, Chief Executive Maria das Graças Foster told a local newspaper... | Reuters – 2013-12-08

Brazil's Caixa reverses accounting move after accusation it seized funds

SAO PAULO, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Caixa Econômica Federal will reverse an accounting step after a magazine report accused the Brazilian state-owned lender of seizing 721 million reais ($308 million)... | Reuters – 2014-01-14

UPDATE 1-Brazil competition watchdog approves Oi, Portugal Telecom merger

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Brazil's competition watchdog Cade has approved the merger of Grupo Oi SA and Portugal Telecom SGPS SA with no restriction, according to a decision published in... | Reuters – 2014-01-14

FBF expands Brazil conferences

The Frankfurt Book Fair has confirmed it plans for expansion in Brazil, with a series of CONTEC... | The Bookseller – 2014-01-16

Super What? World Cup Sponsors Spending $600M on Brazil Network

When Brazil hosts the World Cup later this year, it will be like having the Super Bowl every day for an entire month. Eight marketers are paying Brazil's dominant TV network Globo a total of $600... | Advertising Age – 2014-01-22

Brazil's Bradesco sees loan book growing 10 pct-14 pct this year

SAO PAULO, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Banco Bradesco SA , Brazil's second-biggest non-government bank, announced on Thursday the following operating estimates for this year: | Reuters – 2014-01-30

Amazon tests Brazil's retail jungle with its Kindle

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Amazon Inc. started selling its Kindle online in Brazil on Friday, expanding from ebooks into retail for the first time in Latin America's biggest and most challenging ecommerce... | Reuters – 2014-02-07

Is Barnes & Noble’s Nook Expanding to Brazil?

An email to Brazilian publishers suggested that Barnes & Noble plans to start selling ebooks in Brazil soon, but B&N has yet to confirm. | Publishing Perspectives – 2014-02-12

In Brazil, Amazon Starts Selling Kindles Direct, Books are Next

After 13 months of using partners to sell Kindles in Brazil, Amazon is now offering direct sales. If they can do that, books are not likely far behind. | Publishing Perspectives – 2014-02-12

Bertelsmann launches €30m Brazil education technology fund

Penguin Random House’s parent company Bertelsmann has launched an education technology fund... | The Bookseller – 2014-03-18

Amazon lands major textbook distribution deal in Brazil

Amazon began its retail life as an online book distributor, though it's something we rarely consider the company now -- unless you choose to count digital versions for Kindle and Kindle apps.... | Betanews – 2014-03-18

PRH/Santillana Merger Threatens Digital Shake Up in Brazil Ebook Sector

Penguin Random House Merger with Santillana will force the Brazilian operation to choose whether to stay or leave the powerful DLD digital distribution platform. | Publishing Perspectives – 2014-03-21

Brazil´s president also responsible for refinery deal: ex CEO

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil´s President Dilma Rousseff must assume her share of responsibility for the controversial purchase of a refinery in Texas by Petroleo Brasileiro SA, the former chief... | Reuters – 2014-04-20

U.S. men's soccer team is ready for World Cup to begin in Brazil

SAO PAULO, Brazil — The U.S. soccer team was scheduled to land here late Monday morning, local time. Though it would arrive fresh off a month-long training camp that left it winded and weary and... | Los Angeles Times – 2014-06-09

STXNEWS LATAM-Brazil approves terms of 4G auction seen for September

Brazil's telecommunications regulator, Anatel, approved on Thursday a proposal to auction off rights to run the 700 MHz spectrum for fourth-generation (4G) data services. Rules for the auction will... | Reuters – 2014-07-18

Secret may be banned in Brazil over anonymity, after judge grants preliminary injunction

The injunction orders Apple, Google and Microsoft to not only remove Secret (or a Secret client, in Microsoft's case) from their app stores, but also to remotely wipe it from citizens'... | GigaOM – 2014-08-20

Amazon launches physical book sales in Brazil

Online retailer Amazon has started selling physical books in Brazil, two years after it began selling books in digital format in Latin America's biggest country. | San Jose Mercury News – 2014-08-21

Saraiva Bets on LEV E-ink Reader in Brazil

Brazil's Saraiva is making a bet few others would in this era of the tablet: earlier this month they launched the LEV, a proprietary-branded e-ink reader. | Publishing Perspectives – 2014-08-21

Brazil’s Saraiva Evolving Under New Tech-Minded CEO

Brazil's Saraiva has brought in a new tech-savvy CEO who is integrating retail and publishing operations, while exploring options in education and tech. | Publishing Perspectives – 2014-08-21

Apple suspends Secret downloads in Brazil under anonymity injunction

iOS users with Brazilian accounts can no longer download the anonymous messaging app, but Google and Microsoft are reportedly not yet complying with the interim injunction. Apple suspends Secret... | GigaOM – 2014-08-22

Amazon in Brazil and the Tropical Agency Model

Amazon's negotiations with publishers in Brazil have led to surreal pricing, while some advocate for passing a fixed-price law to defend against the Americans. | Publishing Perspectives – 2014-08-28

With Print, Amazon Challenges Brazil’s Bookselling Establishment

The Seattle giant has started selling print books in Brazil, demanding good metadata and creating better customer service. This move could raise the bar for the rest of the Brazilian book industry. | Publishing Perspectives – 2014-08-28

Brazil in Focus at Göteborg Book Fair, Authors React

Brazil is the country of honor at the Göteborg Book Fair and a trio of Brazilian authors reflect on having had their work promoted overseas these past several years. | Publishing Perspectives – 2014-09-30

Six Things You Didn't Know About CP&B Brazil's Andre Kassu

It was a big shock when Andre Kassu and Marcos Medeiros, leading executive creative directors at Brazil's renowned Almap BBDO agency, suddenly quit to do a startup with CP&B seven months ago in Sao... | Advertising Age – 2014-10-04

Brazil’s Widbook Rebels

Widbook, a young Brazilian digital writing and reading platform, makes a splash in India, the UK, the Philippines, and Pakistan. Founder Joseph Bregeiro will speak at the Frankfurt Book Fair's CONTEC... | Publishing Perspectives – 2014-10-07

Brazil's Bradesco cuts loan book growth, ups revenue outlook

SAO PAULO, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Banco Bradesco SA , Brazil's second-biggest non-government bank, announced on Thursday the following operating estimates for this year: | Reuters – 2014-10-30

TuneCore Partnership Help Songwriters Collect Royalties from iTunes & Spotify in Brazil and Greece

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW/ -- With increasing revenue opportunity of digital music distribution in international markets, TuneCore Music Publishing Administration today announced two new... | CNW – 2014-10-30

Brazil: A Year After the Guest of Honor in Frankfurt

Brazilian publishers, agents and associations reflect on how Brazil's Guest of Honor Program at the Frankfurt Book Fair impacts their business today. The post Brazil: A Year After the Guest of Honor... | Publishing Perspectives – 2014-11-04

Brazil, Asia Are Key Emerging Book Rights Territories

UK rights experts and IPR License discuss why Brazil, Latin America, and Asia are emerging as promising rights territories for books. The post Brazil, Asia Are Key Emerging Book Rights Territories... | Publishing Perspectives – 2014-12-10

Kindle Unlimited launches in France and Brazil

Kindle Unlimited has launched in France and Brazil, bringing to seven the number of countries where the service is available. In France, subscribers signing up by 10th January will pay 99 centimes... | The Bookseller – 2014-12-13

Holiday Beach Reading in Brazil? Why Bother?

After visiting Brazil over the holidays, you might wonder when it comes to beach reading in such a beautiful place, why bother? The post Holiday Beach Reading in Brazil? Why Bother? appeared first on... | Publishing Perspectives – 2015-01-05

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Bradesco lowers loan growth range, signals caution

SAO PAULO, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Banco Bradesco SA, Brazil's second-largest private-sector bank, unveiled on Thursday estimates for year-ahead loan book growth in a lower range compared with its outlook... | Reuters – 2015-01-29

Brazil's Bradesco sees loan book growing 5 pct-9 pct this year

SAO PAULO, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Banco Bradesco SA , Brazil's second-biggest non-government bank, announced on Thursday the following operating estimates for this year: | Reuters – 2015-01-29

Bertelsmann to 'massively expand in Brazil, China and India

Bertelsmann is to “step up” its investments in the education and digital media sectors in Brazil, China and India. The company will also look to expand its existing activities in the areas of TV... | The Bookseller – 2015-02-13

UPDATE 2-Brazil's Petrobras says will publish audited results by late May

BRASILIA, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Brazilian state-run oil producer Petroleo Brasileiro SA plans to publish audited results for 2014 by the end of May as it recalculates losses stemming from a corruption... | Reuters – 2015-02-13

Brazil’s Race to Digital: Digital Spotlight 2015

On May 22 of last year, after a Boeing 737 landed at Rio de Janeiro’s Santos Dumont airport—famous for a short runway that forces pilots to slam on their brakes—a flight attendant announced:... | Publishers Weekly – 2015-04-03

London Book Fair 2015: Brazil’s Race to Digital

What is holding back e-books in Brazil? PublishNews Brazil's Carlo Carrenho looks at three surmountable hurdles, and a digital book market waiting to take off. | Publishers Weekly – 2015-04-14

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