Bestsellers in Brazil: January 2011

In PublishNews Brazil by Carlo Carrenho

By Carlo Carrenho,

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Agape by Padre Marcelo Rossi

Every month, PublishNews Brazil will publish a summary of PublishNews‘ monthly bestseller list. The original list, in Portuguese, has weekly, monthly and annual bestseller lists. View the bestseller lists in Portuguese here.

PublishNewsBrazil will offer three consolidated lists:

  1. The 20 bestselling books in Brazil by Brazilian authors.
  2. The 20 bestselling books in Brazil by foreign authors.
  3. The 10 bestselling publishers classified by the number of titles that hit PublishNews’ list of bestsellers list.

Our goal is to give readers simple, but broad overview of the Brazilian market and its bestselling titles and players.

Enjoy the lists for January 2011 below:

Bestsellers by Brazilian Authors

  1. Ágape by Marcelo Rossi (Globo Livros) – Religion / Self-Help
  2. 1822 by Laurentino Gomes (Nova Fronteira) – Brazilian History
  3. 1808 by Laurentino Gomes (Planeta do Brazil) – Brazilian History
  4. O semeador de ideias by Augusto Cury (Academia de inteligência) – Fiction / Motivational
  5. A batalha do apocalipse by Eduardo Spohr (Verus) – Fiction
  6. Fora de mim by Martha Medeiros (Objetiva) – Fiction
  7. Guia politicamente incorreto da história do Brasil by Leonardo Narloch (LeYa) – Brazilian History
  8. Ricardo Amaral apresenta Vaudeville by Ricardo Amaral (LeYa) – Biography
  9. 50 anos a mil by Lobão (Nova Fronteira) – Biography
  10. 51 atitudes para vencer na vida e na carreira by Carlos Hilsdorf (Clio Editora) – Business
  11. Mentes perigosas – O psicopata mora ao lado by Ana Beatriz Silvia (Fontanar) – Psychology
  12. Eles continuam entre nós – vol. 2 by Zibia Gasparetto (Vida e Consciência) – Fiction / Spirituality
  13. O que realmente importa? by Anderson Cavalcante (Gente) – Self-help
  14. Cardápios nota 10 by Guilherme de Azevedo Ribeiro (Bertrand Brasil) – Diet
  15. De frente com a verdade by Monica de Castro (Vida e Consciência) – Spirituality
  16. Nosso lar by Chico Xavier (FEB) – Spirituality
  17. Mentes brilhantes, mentes treinadas by Augusto Cury (Academia de Inteligência) – Motivational
  18. Se abrindo pra vidaby Zibia Gasparetto (Vida e Consciência) – Spirituality
  19. 12 meses para enriquecer by Marcos Silvestre (Lua de Papel) – Personal finance
  20. José Alencar – Amor à vida by Eliane Cantanhede (Sextante) – Biography

Bestsellers by Foreign Authors

  1. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks (Novo Conceito) – Fiction
  2. The Shack by William P. Young (Sextante) – Fiction
  3. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (Objetiva) – Biography
  4. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks (Novo Conceito) – Fiction
  5. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks (Novo Conceito) – Fiction
  6. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks (Agir) – Fiction
  7. Committed: A Love Story by Elizabeth Gilbert (Objetiva) – Biography
  8. Why Men Love Bitches by Sherry Argov & Andrea Holcbeg (Sextante) – Self-help
  9. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (Intrínseca) – Young adult
  10. Life by Keith Richards (Globo) – Biography
  11. The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich (Intrínseca) – Biography
  12. The New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (Intrínseca) – Fiction
  13. The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupéry (Agir) – Children’s
  14. After the Darkness by Sidney Sheldon & Tilly Bagshawe (Record) – Fiction
  15. The Host by Stephenie Meyer (Intrínseca) – Fiction
  16. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan(Intrínseca) – Young adult
  17. The Sea of Monstors by Rick Riordan (Intrínseca) – Young adult
  18. The Servant by James Hunter(Sextante) – Business
  19. The Power by Rhonda Byrne (Agir) – Self-help
  20. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker (Sextante) – Motivational

Bestselling Brazilian Publishers

  1. Sextante
  2. Ediouro
  3. Intrínseca
  4. Record
  5. Elsevier
  6. LeYa
  7. Planeta
  8. Fundamento
  9. Novo Conceito
  10. Vida e Consciência
About the Author

Carlo Carrenho

Carlo Carrenho is a Brazilian publishing consultant and journalist. In 2001, he founded PublishNews, a daily electronic newsletter in Portuguese that covers the Brazilian publishing market. He’s also worked for several Brazilian publishing houses, including Thomas Nelson Brasil, which he launched in 2007.