Brazilian books and Brazilian literature are about to be brought closer to international readers
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Brazil's National Library Foundation, an office of the Ministry of Culture, has created the Program for Supporting The Translation and Publishing of Brazilian Authors Abroad in order to foster a greater presence of works of local literature in foreign publishing company's catalogs and in bookstore shelves and virtual bookshelves throughout the world.
Founded with the aim of promoting Brazil's literature and culture all over the world, the Program for Supporting The Translation and Publishing of Brazilian Authors Abroad offers a variety of patronage incentives to publishing companies. These incentives include financial support for the translation of Brazilian literary works from all genre, as well as support for the launching of reissues of books that were previously published abroad. And the good news is that applications for the program will be accepted continuously until the year 2020. It is the largest investment ever made by the Brazilian government to encourage the presence of works of literature from Brazil in the international publishing market.
The Program for Supporting The Translation and Publishing of Brazilian Authors Abroad will distribute a total of US$ 7.6 million in translation grants and financial support for reissuing projects to publishing companies interested in Brazilian authors.
For the period between 2011 and 2013 only, the total amount invested in the program will be US$ 2.03 million. The National Library Foundation will offer grants worth from US$ 2,000.00 to US$ 8,000.00 per work.
The reissues of books that were translated at least three years before will receive financial support worth of US$ 500.00 to US$ 4,000.00 per selected work. Applications will be evaluated by the end of each trimester by a committee of the National Library Foundation. The announcement of the selected works will have taken place within a 30-day period. Works selected through the 2011/2012 bid must be published until August, 2013.
Who is eligible for the program:
Companies that have acquired publishing rights of Brazilian authors.
Brazil will be the Guest of Honor of the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany, the largest event of its kind in the world. This will be a unique opportunity for Brazilian authors and publishers to showcase their work abroad. The Country spreads its literature and culture throughout the world. Books grow as a business, increase their prestige and strengthen themselves as export commodities and with the selling of publishing rights.