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The role of pricing in the e-textbook market

Posted by Carlos on 25th November 2011

This is an interesting article from Wired about the state of e-textbooks, its infant state of development, and their extremely high prices. According to the report, “almost three-quarters of students (73%) say they wouldn’t be able to study without some type of digital technology”. Despite this, the prices do not go along with students’ interests [...]


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Sharing ideas around the world

Posted by Carlos on 21st October 2011

The book fairs that happen all around the world aren’t just about selling books, they are also a unique opportunity for everyone in the publishing industry to meet and share common experiences and ideas. At these events publishing insiders get to discuss projects, trends, and new technology. This year, Panarea Digital was present at international [...]


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E-book trends in Brazil – an infographic

Posted by Carlos on 23rd September 2011

Brazilians are reading more than ever. Currently, the average Brazilian reads 4.7 books per year, according to Instituto Pró-livro. 10 years ago, this number was approximately 1.8. This represents an increase of over 200%. In fact, Brazil is the largest book buyer in the world (the Department of Education spent more than US$ 500 million [...]


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Books and tablets in Rio

Posted by Carlos on 13th September 2011

Last sunday, September 11th, it was the last day of the XV Rio Book Fair. During 11 days, 670 thousand people went there to read and buy books, to share and hear opinions on the publishing market. We were there also, and we could perceive how the reading habits are growing in Brazil. Year after [...]


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Rio Book Fair

Posted by Carlos on 30th August 2011

One of the most famous cities in the world, Rio de Janeiro will held its XV Book Fair, from September 1st to 11th. And we, of course, are going to be there. Rio Book Fair started in 1983, in the pompous hotel Copacabana Palace. Since then, important and famous writers and great personalities from the [...]


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We, proudly speakers at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Posted by Carlos on 23rd August 2011

Emiliano Abramzon, our USA Country Manager & Partner, will address children’s publishing on Frankfurt Book Fair. With his experience on the field, Emiliano will speak about the evolution of “traditional children’s publishing and new players in the digital market”. Who are these new players, and what impact will their products have on the established children’s [...]


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Digital Book International Congress

Posted by Carlos on 2nd August 2011

Last week, São Paulo held the II CBL Digital Book International Congress. Among the speakers was Bob Stein, from The Institute for the Future of the Book. We were there, and here are some insights we can share with you. Bob Stein quote Marshall McLuhan on how technology has a significant and determining effect on [...]


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Google and the digitalization of Harvard collection

Posted by Carlos on 7th July 2011

Today, officially started the 2011 Paraty International Literary Festival, known as “Flip“.  The event began in 2003 in Paraty, a historical city in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Flip is known to bring together interesting debates and famous guests from both Brazil and countries outside of South America. Throughout its five-day duration, Flip holds [...]


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2nd International Congress of the Digital Book

Posted by Carlos on 14th June 2011

  If you’re in São Paulo and are interested in books, the Brazilian Book Chamber is hosting the 2nd International Congress of the Digital Book. The event is a good place to come see the latest in books, technology and ebooks. July 26-27th,  experts and researchers will give talks on the subject and the trends [...]


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