Brazilian Literary Market Is Undergoing Transformation, Writers Say

An estimated 44 percent of Brazilians have not read any books in the past three months, according to the latest survey of Retratos da Leitura no Brasil ("Portraits of Reading in Brazil") by the Instituto Pró-Livro.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A market in transformation, with new potential consumers but a lack of strategies for the training of new readers, is how writers portray the Brazilian literary market.

The market includes professionals who are passionate about what they do. On the National Book Day, October 29th, Agência Brasil talked to authors and publishers.

"We all work with writing, with text, with forms of abstraction, we are all dreamers," says Cláudia Rezende, author and editor at Página Editora, in Belo Horizonte (MG). "I greatly believe in literature, in the power of forming a fluent reader . . .

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