ChristianTrade Association International and the Associa&ccedil&atildeo de Editores Crist&atildeos (ASEC), the Christian publishers association in Brazil, are pleased to announce a two-day translation rights show in Sao Paulo, Brazil.&nbsp

&ldquoMarketsquare Brazil 2011 takes place 16 – 17 May,&rdquo says Kim Pettit, chief operating officer for ChristianTrade, &ldquojust before Expolit. For publishers who are already planning to be in Miami, the event has been organized to take advantage of flight schedules to minimize costs and travel time.&rdquo

Brazil is an important rights market for Christian books. PublishNews described it this way: &ldquoImagine a single country spreading across 50% of South America. A country with 27 states where there are 190 million people&hellip This is Brazil, [and] the book business continues to grow.&rdquo

&ldquoThe rights market in Brazil is growing,&rdquo says Pettit, &ldquoand so is interest in collaboration with evangelical publishers in the U.S.&rdquo&nbsp

&ldquoWe are partnering with ChristianTrade as a follow-up to last year&rsquos successful First International Meeting of Christian Publishers,&rdquo says Sinval Filho, ASEC&rsquos executive director. &ldquoWe are excited about this opportunity and have done everything possible to achieve lower costs for local infrastructure and housing, to encourage participation from publishers.&rdquo

For more information or to sign up for Marketsquare Brazil 2011, please contact Kim Pettit (+1-719-432-8428

&ldquoJoin us!&rdquo add Filho and Pettit. &ldquoCome meet your partners in ministry.&rdquo

ChristianTrade Association International is a worldwide association of nations, companies, and individuals committed to fulfilling the Great Commission by distributing Christian resources. It holds international regional conventions in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America publishes an annual Christian-trade directory hosts international events at CBA&rsquos International Christian Retail Show and serves as a catalyst for growing the Christian trade worldwide. For more information, please visit or e-mail