Luciana Villas Boas, Anna Luiza Cardoso and Miguel Sader are now LVB & Co. They are celebrating 11 years entirely dedicated to promoting amazing books and navigating the publishing industry — not to mention a successful business partnership with so many shared stories. But the team realized that the literary agency’s own name hadn’t been reflecting the people who make everything happen. A name change was due.
LVB & Co. new name honors founder Luciana Villas-Boas’ history, while also embracing Ms. Cardoso’s and Mr. Sader’s contributions to a company which is fully committed to its clients, always looking out for their best interests in terms of market visibility, business relationships, and publishing deals. As of September 2023, LVB & Co. holds 57 Brazilian authors in its portfolio, representing them to both Brazilian and international markets, and negotiating the screen rights to their books with producers, distributors, exhibitors, and streamers all around the world. Movie deals are in the house of hundreds.
The better part of the represented Brazilian authors’ work is fiction, of every kind: literary and commercial, YA and children’s literature; always original, compelling narratives and stories. LVB & Co. also brings outstanding non-fiction to the table — biographies, journalism, essays, and personal growth books.
There are currently 38 international agencies and publishing houses represented by LVB & Co. to the Brazilian literature in translation market, comprising European, American, and Canadian clients.
Many of them manage several catalogs with hundreds of titles each, meaning that, at any given time, our agency is involved with thousands of books. It’s literature as the most mysterious of Arts — as infinite, fascinating, and challenging as the universe itself.
Through its partnership with 12 first-tier international agencies, each acting on its own language territory, LVB & Co. has closed hundreds of deals for translating Brazilian works into English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Finnish, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and Hebrew. LVB & Co has independently earned translation contracts for Brazilian books in German and European Portuguese, as well as in Lithuanian, Galician, Croatian, Macedonian, Albanian, Amharic, and other remote languages.
This is a temporary entry — we mean to have a major website overhaul to start in 2024 —, but we have been fortunate enough to be able to keep visitor access to the authors’ roster, as well as the clients’ and co-agents’ links, in the meantime. The home page picture will change to one that portraits our team. The picture above is an old one, showing founders Luciana and Nelson Villas-Boas toasting to Francisco Azevedo, Alberto Mussa and Luize Valente, in the week when they signed up with the agency, almost 12 years ago. Two champagne flutes are cut off from the image. Nelson won’t be participating in LVB & Co.; during the Covid-19 pandemic, he decided to retire. Except for him, it is the same old team with which authors and publishing professionals can always count on, now working with fresh enthusiasm and much more experience.
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