PublishNews Brazil: Brazil’s Bestselling Books and Top Publishers of 2012

In PublishNews Brazil by Edward Nawotka

Brazil's top-selling Brazilian author of 2012

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.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.