What Happened to Brazil’s Booming Book Business?
Over the past few years, professionals at international book fairs have enthused about the booming Brazilian publishing market. Brazil has been the guest of honor at Frankfurt, Bologna, Gothenburg, and Paris, among other book fairs. Stories of incredible six-figure deals negotiated in double-quick time and of sales figures in the hundreds of thousands or even millions of copies were being bandied about in cafés and offices, from New York to Oslo and beyond. Ominously, however, it seems that at the London Book Fair this year, it was Spanish-speaking Latin America