This week’s issue of PublishNews Brazil, a collaboration between Publishing Perspectives and PublishNews, brings you all the latest news from the booming Brazilian book market, including:
Brazil’s Bestselling Books and Top Publishers of 2012
PublishNews’ annual list of best-selling books confirmed what appeared to be the year’s biggest two trends in the Brazilian publishing market: erotic novels and religious authors. And once again, Sextante is the publisher with the most bestsellers.
Record Buys Publisher Paz e Terra, Bringing Total to 14 Imprints and Publishers
Publishing Group Record has bought publisher Paz e Terra (which translates to “Peace and Earth”), adding Paz e Terra’s list of sociological and political books to Record’s 13 other imprints and publishers.
Ebooks Sales Up 400% at Companhia das Letras
Ebooks sales at publisher Companhia das Letras rose 400% in 2012, helped by the arrival of new ebookstores and readers just prior to Christmas. Bestsellers included Sylvia Day’s erotic title Bared to You and Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.