Apple's iBookstore Coming to Brazil in April?

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    Apple's iBookstore is coming to Brazil within the next 30 days, according to a Brazilian magazine. The iTunes Store and iTunes Match launched in Brazil late last year. Brazil has been specifically mentioned by CEO Tim Cook as an extremely important growth market for Apple.

    The launch of the iBookstore in Brazil may position Apple ahead of Amazon in the country.
    In addition to being a major growth market for Apple, Brazil is also one of the only countries outside China where Apple products are actually made. Earlier this year, the Brazilian government signed off on tax incentives that enable Foxconn and Apple to build iPhones and iPads in the country.

    Article Link: Apple's iBookstore Coming to Brazil in April?
     
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    i wish the ipad was easier on the eyes.. i would definite use it for books if it were
     
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    In what way.
     
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    Don't stimulate trolls.
     
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    This is awesome news. I have been dying to read the Alchemist in portuguese, and now maybe I will get that chance.
     
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    Excellent news

    Brazil is one of the major publishing markets of the world, not to mention an extremely vibrant economy in all senses; therefore, it would be great for Apple to score a major e-book push there against Amazon.

    Besides, books in Brazil suffer no taxation at all (a constitutional principle to maximize reading among the population), thereby leading to a fairly uniform price even when digital publications come from abroad.
     
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    What we need ( and Apple ignores us as worms ) are those stunning Apple Stores!:mad:
     
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    thank god! literally 10 people yesterday asked me when would ibookstore finally reach brazil:confused:
     
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    I'm not sure what prevented you from reading the book before. It's widely available in Brazilian bookstores and even electronic versions online.
     
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    Wirelessly posted

    How is this news, what a waste
     
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    Mainly, I have not gotten it yet because of lack of spare time. BTW no brazilian bookstores where I am.
     
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    Not all users of this forum are interested only in US news, you know...

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    I really don't know why you had any difficulty in finding it - Amazon itself already offers a digital version of "O Alquimista" in portuguese for just 6 dollars:

    http://www.amazon.com/O-Alquimista-...ZOOI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1333473690&sr=8-3

    It's Kindle-based, so you can easily read it on your iPad as well (with the free Kindle app).
     
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    I wonder how many non-US iBookstore is out there currently.
     

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