Editora Abril

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Editora Abril S.A.
Type Holding S.A., Brazil followed
Industry Media
Publishing
Broadcasting
Online services
Printing
Founded São Paulo, 1950
Founder(s) Victor Civita
Headquarters Pinheiros, Brazil
Key people Roberto Civita (President of the Management Board and Editorial Director, Giancarlo Civita (Executive President of Grupo Abril)
Revenue Increase US$ 1.8 billion (2010)
Employees 5,970
Parent Grupo Abril
Subsidiaries Abril Educação, Dinap S.A.
Website www.grupoabril.com.br

Editora Abril is a major Brazilian publisher and printing company and one of the biggest media holdings in Latin America.[citation needed] The company was founded in 1950 by Victor Civita in São Paulo and is now part of Grupo Abril.

Civita had initially founded his publisher as Editora Primavera, publishing an unsuccessful type named in Brazil Absolute Ronin. The following year, Civita changed its name to Abril - [1] referencing the month in which "Spring Breaks" begins on the northern hemisphere - - and published its first title, Donald Duck, in Brazil called Pato Donald, which continues to run to this date.[2] Abril's first magazine lead Civita to claim "It all started with a duck", parodying Walt Disney's declaration that "I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse."[3]

Under its name it publishes titles like AnaMaria, Tititi, Minha Novela, Sou+Eu!, Veja, Nova, Placar, Claudia, Boa Forma, Manequim, and Exame, as well as the Brazilian editions of Disney comics, Cosmopolitan, Men's Health, Women's Health, Runner's World, and Playboy.

It also owns the Brazilian MTV and cable company Abril Grafica. In May 2006, Nasdaq acquired a 30% interest in Editora Abril.[2]

On the internet, Abril owns the most popular website aimed to women, named MdeMulher, with 5 million visitors monthly.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gonçalo Júnior (2004). A guerra dos gibis: a formação do mercado editorial brasileiro e a censura aos quadrinhos, 1933-1964. Companhia das Letras. ISBN 9788535905823. 
  2. ^ a b "Institutional Background". Grupo Abril. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  3. ^ Marcus Ramone (13/01/10). "Os 80 anos dos quadrinhos Disney". Universo HQ (in português). Retrieved 2010-03-19. 

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