The London Book Fair counts on the participation of eight Brazilian publishers

05/02/2019

The London Book Fair takes place from March 12th to 14th. It is one of the main platforms of the editorial market for negotiation of rights, sale and distribution of content. With the support of Brazilian Publishers, an industry project that promotes exports of Brazilian editorial content through a partnership between the Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), eight Brazilian publishing houses will be present at the event. Check the list of companies here.

In 2018, the national delegation generated USD 200,000 in business and prospects for the 12 months following the event. “Our participation is essential to continue our relationship with professionals in the English-speaking market and to present the quality of our editorial content”, says Fernanda Dantas, International Affairs Manager at CBL and Manager of Brazilian Publishers.

The publishing house Arole Cultural, specialized in titles that approach African-Brazilian religions, participates in the international event for the first time. “The London Book Fair is going to be the first step for our internationalization project to happen. Our main goal is to get to know the English-speaking publishers, exchange cultures and titles and really show the face of Brazil and the African-religious culture”, said Diego de Oxóssi, director and founder.

During the event, Diego intends to introduce the collection “O Livro dos Orixás para Crianças” (The Book of Orixás for Children), which is composed of 18 volumes written by five doctorates in children education. The first book of the collection, “Conhecendo os Orixás: de Exu a Oxalá” (Knowing the Orixás: from Exu to Oxalá), was released in 2018 and presents the customs and features of African deities, named Orixás.

Each volume brings sacred legends and information about a specific orixá, such as “Exu, Dois Amigos e uma Luta” (Exu, Two Friends and One Fight), which will be released in March in Brazil. “It is fundamental to talk about the concepts of African-born religions in order to break established paradigms and prejudices, as the Orixa Exu to be mistakenly associated with the Devil”, explains Diego. “The major importance of talking about Exu for children and adults is precisely to inform and end prejudice and religious intolerance”, he says.

In African-Brazilian religions, the Orixá Exu is a deity of communication, of movement, of vigor, of strength, and of vitality of the human being.



About Brazilian Publishers

Created in 2008, the Brazilian Publishers is an industry project that promotes exports of Brazilian editorial content through a partnership between Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil). The purpose of the initiative is promoting the Brazilian publishing sector in the global market in an oriented and articulated manner, contributing to the professionalization of publishing houses.