Thursday, August 28, 2014

With Print, Amazon Challenges Brazil's Bookselling Establishment

Today's Feature Story:

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.

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.
More News from PP:

The Observer notes that British readers appear to be buying more translated fiction than in the past, and not just Scandinavian thrillers. Could this be the start of something bigger?
Frankfurt 2014:

Nina Paavolainen, CEO of Teos Publishing in Finland, highlights some of the company's up-and-coming authors and new titles, as well as Finnish publishing trends ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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