The publisher Pergunta Fixar was chosen to participate in various networking and content activities at one of the largest independent gaming events in Latin America: The Brazil’s Independent Games Festival (BIG), which occurs from June 26 to July 1 at the São Paulo Cultural Center (SP) and the Oi Futuro Cultural Center (RJ). The festival promotes workshops, lectures, business rounds, national and international games competition.
Pergunta Fixar has the support of the 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). The project has entered into a partnership with BIG to integrate the participation of publishers in the event through business rounds and pitching sessions, which are presentations aimed at market players with the goal of enabling future partnerships.
During the BIG, the publisher will hold meetings with developers and game producers, and a presentation in the session From Book to Screen with the case of the book “Um Soco na Alma” by the authors Beatriz Schwab and Wilza Meireles. Published by Pergunta Fixar, the book was bought by Rede Globo and used as a bibliographical reference for the soap opera “O Outro Lado do Paraíso”.
The publisher from Pergunta Fixar, Andrey do Amaral, affirms that the event is an opportunity to integrate cultural languages. “The gaming industry is very versatile and can absorb books to be developed as games. That’s why we envisioned an opportunity to adapt our titles to games”, he said.
Amaral also says that the publisher is seeking to insert the new contemporary literature abroad and Brazilian Publishers has contributed to this goal. “Without this project, Pergunta Fixar would never have had the chance to attend to major international events and business rounds with publishers around the world”, he details.
In 2019, the publisher will reveal its first international work “The Age of Rain” written by the French-Russian writer Olga de Benoist.
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.