What is the Brazilian Publishers?


Created in 2008, Brazilian Publishers is a sector project that encourages the export of content produced by Brazil’s publishing houses. It is a result of a partnership between the Brazilian Book Chamber – CBL and Apex-Brasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency).

This initiative aims to promote the Brazilian publishing industry in the global market in an articulate and well-directed manner and contributing to the professionalization of the nation’s publishing houses.

In order to achieve this goal, Brazilian Publishers fosters exports through promotional activities for sales of publishing rights, participation in international fairs and events and the professional training of businesspeople, as well as collaborators and consultants specialized in trade intelligence and prospecting foreign markets.

In addition to promoting exports, the project also contributes to the country’s image showing the world Brazil’s capacity for creating technical, literary and scientific content of great importance and quality for the international market.

Brazilian Publishers is currently comprised of approximately 70 publishing houses, which operate in the areas of Children’s Books, General Works, Religious, Technical-Scientific and Academic Expertise.

Take a look at our books and rights catalogue you will learn more about our partner publishing houses. You will find the detailed information about books on the following pages.

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The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad, and to attract foreign investment to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy.

The Agency carries out several commercial promotion initiatives, such as commercial and prospective missions, business rounds, support to the participation of Brazilian companies in major business fairs, and visits of foreign buyers and opinion formers to assess the Brazilian productive structure, among other business platforms aimed to strengthen the Brazil brand. The Agency supports more than 11,000 companies from 80 different industries, which in turn export to 200 markets.

Apex-Brasil also acts to promote the competitiveness of Brazilian companies in their internationalization process, especially in market intelligence, business training and image promotion, as well as foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction.

In this sense, the role of Apex-Brasil is to promote the expansion of investments already made, and to make Brazil appear on the \"short list\" of target countries and influence the investment decision by providing strategic information, full support to the work of site location (arranging and accompanying the visits of foreign companies to potential receptors States) and an aftercare work.

In addition to its headquarters in Brasilia, Apex-Brasil has nine business offices in important global markets, to assist in the process of internationalization of Brazilian companies, prospect business opportunities and enhance national participation in major global markets, also serving as a reference for the attraction of foreign investment.

The business offices are located in Asia (Beijing, China), the Middle East (Dubai, United Arab Emirates), North America (Miami and San Francisco, USA), South America (Bogotá, Colombia), Central America and the Caribbean (Havana, Cuba), Europe (Brussels, Belgium), Eurasia (Moscow, Russia) and Africa (Luanda, Angola).

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About CBL

Founded in 1946, Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL in Portuguese) celebrates 70 years old in 2016. There are publishers, distributors, booksellers and door-to-door palyers gathered around a fundamental cause: the construction of a country with better education through books and reading. CBL represents more than 500 associates all around Brazil. Its mission is to achieve the goals of its associates, expanding Brazilian publishing market through democratization of book access and promotion of actions to disseminate and encourage reading. CBL’s work is around three strategic goals: political action, business development and support for the associates.

Political Action
CBL works hard to keep its political representativeness with the Federal Government and also with the National Congress concerning book and reading subjects, aiming at extending the influence of the sector in the decisions that concern books. So it maintains articulation among several national and regional entities connected to book and reading activities, allowing a coordinated action in the productive chain of several power authorities.

Business Development
Knowledge, financial and economic information about publishing market form the basis for opportunity evaluation as well as for supporting decision making processes. This is the reason why Brazilian Book Chamber annually offers to its associates a complete x-ray of the sector with the survey “Production and Sales of the Brazilian Publishing Sector”. The survey is a study conducted  by FIPE (The Institute of Economic Research Foundation, an entity connected to University of São Paulo), sponsored by the Brazilian Book Chamber and National Union of Book Publishers ( SNEL).

As a consequence, it has been possible to promote the development of the editorial sector, working with more precision in extending public policies and in the development of skills that:

  • support the creation and revitalization of libraries (public and private ones) in national, regional and municipal levels;
  • broaden and strengthen the national circuit of book fairs and literary festivals;
  • ease the access of the population to books  and  reading process, besides supporting the development of regional markets;
  • promote and support the fulfillment of actions aimed at new readers;
  • add competitiveness to the sector.

Support for the associates

Legal advice, cataloguing services, and the issuing of documents such as CBL’s exclusiveness letters are some of the support services offered to all associates.

Updating management has been the policy to accelerate the processes and add quality to services, as well as giving the associates more capacity to compete and also having more impact in international markets.


Book School
The Book School aims at capacitating and updating professionals of publishing market. It tackles issues that are forefront in terms of knowledge in the issues of new technologies, law, management and operation of the book chain. Programs are always led by specialists with solid experience in the book business and applied in lectures and workshops.

CBL’s International Digital Book Congress
CBL’s International Digital Book Congress has been conceived and organized by the entity since 2010 and is the main Brazilian forum for  discussions and debates related to e-books. Its content is presented by scholars, professionals, as well as national and international specialists who are a reference in the sector.

Biennial Bookfair
São Paulo’s International Biennial Bookfair is the biggest literary event in Latin America. It gathers the main publishing houses, bookstores and distributors of the country that present their products and releases. The Bookfair takes 700 thousand visitors to a total space of 60 thousand m². Besides the great book offer, the event also offers an extensive cultural program, mixing literature, gastronomy, culture, business and meetings of writers with their audiences.

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