Market Reports: South Korea and Brazil
Korean and Portuguese often appear in the top five languages for publishers licensing translation rights. South Korea has the largest Christian population by percentage of all the countries in Asia with Christians comprising 29% of South Korea’s population. In Brazil, Christians make up 22% of the population. Yet both countries face challenges that are impacting the market for Christian books. What do rights managers need to know as we work with publishers in these markets? Join us to learn recent information about these key markets from respected industry professionals.
Marcos Simas will share a market report on Christian publishing in Brazil. As a 25-year veteran of the Brazilian publishing industry, Marcos has acquired Portuguese rights for over 500 titles for major general trade and Christian publishers in Brazil. He has served as both Acquisition Editor and Managing Editor on key books and Bible projects for several major publishers and also as an editorial consultant for both Christian and general trade publishers who want to acquire rights to translate into the Portuguese language from the American market. He currently works for Thomas Nelson Brazil, Geográfica Editora and Editora Planeta. Marcos is currently studying towards a Ph.D. in the field of Religious Studies.
Korea Christian Publishers Association (KCPA) is the primary organization for Evangelical Christian Publishers in South Korea. KCPA was founded in 1975 and currently represents 150 publishers. They support Korean publishing and the church by cultivating new readers and markets, promote sales of Korean books, providing training and market information, and leading international exchanges. They are committed to doing missionary work through books and serve as a vital resource to international publishers who license translation rights.