Cortez Editora was selected for the Making Catalan Literature Travel of the Ramon Llull Institut fellowship, which promotes the meeting between publishers and international agents to expand interest in Catalan literature and networking among professionals in the publishing market. The program will take place during the 36th edition of the Week of Books in Catalonia, in Barcelona from September 9th to 14th.
The publisher is part of Brazilian Publishers, a project to promote exports of national editorial content, resulting from the partnership between the Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil).
This year’s edition is attended by professionals from Turkey, Portugal, Egypt, Germany, United States, among other countries. The fellowship program includes business rounds between the selected ones, presentations, and lectures on the Catalan literature and the publishing market.
Cortez Editora’s international advisor, Erivan Gomes, believes the fellowship is a great opportunity to present academic and children’s publications. “I have good expectations because Catalonia has a very strong and important cultural and editorial market. I intend to divulge the Brazilian authors and illustrators who are part of the publisher and bring interesting proposals that can be published in Brazil”, he said.
Erivan also emphasizes that the works of the academic area demand a constant effort of international dissemination. “I think Brazil has a long way to go. Actions such as that of Brazilian Publishers are fundamental because they enable many Brazilian holdings abroad. Without this project, we would be further from the objectives”, he details.
The selection of the program evaluated the country of origin, the publisher’s catalog and the reasons to participate in the business strategy.
About Brazilian Publishers
Created in 2008, Brazilian Publishers is a project to foster exports of Brazilian editorial content promoted by the Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil). The purpose is to promote Brazil’s publishing industry in the global market in a targeted and articulated manner, contributing to the professionalization of publishing houses.