The Brazilian Bestsellers

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What are the most successful books and authors in Brazil? An overview of the PublishNews's bestselling charts is the perfect way to start understanding what kind of book can become a bestseller in …

What are the most successful books and authors in Brazil? An overview of the PublishNews's bestselling charts is the perfect way to start understanding what kind of book can become a bestseller in Brazil.

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  • 1. The Brazilian Bestsellers Frankfurt, October 12 by Carlo Carrenho
  • 2. The Brazilian bestsellers on the last week of September*1. Fifity Shades of Grey, E. L. James, Intrínseca, 11. Diary of a wimpy kid – Cabin fever, Jeff Kinney, Vergara & Riba2. Fifty Shades Darker, E. L. James, Intrínseca 12. Agapinho, Padre Marcelo, Globo3. Nada a perder, Edir Macedo, Planeta 13. Nunca fui santo, Marcos Reis e Mauro Beting,4. A queda, Diogo Mainardi, Record Universo dos Livros5. Mentes brilhantes, Alberto DellIsolla, Universo 14. A dance with dragons, George R. R. Martin, LeYa dos Livros 15. The choice, Nicholas Sparks, Novo Conceito6. Bared to you, Silvia Day, Companhia das Letras 16. As melhores receitas do que marravilhas, Claude7. Safe haven, Nicholas Sparks, Novo Conceito Troisgros, Globo8. Desperte o milionário que há em você, Carlos 17. Game of thrones, George R. R. Martin, LeYa Wizard Martins, Gente 18. The servant, James Hunter, Sextante 3 million copies!!!9. Casamento blindado, Renato e Cristiane Cardoso, Thomas Nelson 19. The wedding, Nicholas Sparks, Sextante10. No way out, Kevin Maurer, Companhia das Letras 20. The little prince, Antoine Saint-Exupéry, Ediouro * Source: PublishNews
  • 3. The Brazilian bestsellers on the last week of SeptemberThere was only oneBrazilian writer among thetop 20 fiction books onPublishNews bestsellingchart for the last week ofSeptember: Mr. Paulo Coelho
  • 4. The 20 Brazilian bestsellers (Jan 1 – Sep 27, 2012) Agapinho Agape for Kids By Father Marcelo Rossi 1 Category: Children’s Publisher: Globo Agent: Seibel Publishing Services Sales: 630,000 since Apr 2012 A children’s sequel to the megaseller Ágape, that sold 8 million copies in Brazil in two years. In this book, the TV-famous Father Marcelo writes about truth, justice, forgiveness, trust and solidarity to young readers.
  • 5. The 20 Brazilian bestsellers (Jan 1 – Sep 27, 2012) O X da questão The X Factor By Eike Batista 2 Category: Non-fiction Publisher: Sextante Agent: Seibel Publishing Services Sales: 160,000 since Dec 2011 With a fortune over US$ 20 billion, Eike Batista is the richest man in Brazil. In his book, he tells the adventures that took him to the top, including his triumphs, failures and challenges that contributed to his growth. All his companies’ names include the letter X.
  • 6. The 20 Brazilian bestsellers (Jan 1 – Sep 27, 2012) É tudo tão simples Everything is so simple 3 By Danuza Leão Category: Non-fiction Publisher: Ediouro Sales: 200,000 since Oct 2011 Brazil-famous journalist Danuza Leão teaches how to socially behave in our modern times. With charm and humor, she helps us in the very simple situations of daily life and claims: To be “chic” is to be simple and joyful about life!
  • 7. The 20 Brazilian bestsellers (Jan 1 – Sep 27, 2012) A privataria tucana The privatization of the Social Democrats 4 By Amaury Ribeiro Jr. Category: Non-fiction Publisher: Geração Editorial Agent: The own publisher Sales: 130,000 since Nov 2011 | 90,000 in one month A very controversial book that denounces the corruption that happened inside the federal privatization program carried during Fernando Henrique Cardoso´s presidential term. Amaury Ribeiro is an award-winning investigative journalist.
  • 8. The 20 Brazilian bestsellers (Jan 1 – Sep 27, 2012) Ágape Agape By Father Marcelo Rossi 5 Category: Self-help | Religion Publisher: Globo Agent: Seibel Publishing Services Sales: 8.8 million since Aug 2010 This megaseller sold 8 million copies in Brazil in two years, and was written by Father Marcelo Rossi, a priest and also a TV celebrity. He writes about truth, justice, forgiveness, trust and solidarity based on biblical texts.
  • 9. The 20 Brazilian bestsellers (Jan 1 – Sep 27, 2012) Guia politicamente incorreto da história do Brasil The politically incorrect guide to Brazilian history 6 By Leonardo Narloch Category: Non-fiction Publisher: LeYa Agent: The own publisher Sales: 350,000 since Nov 2009 Leandro Narloch prefers to adopt a different approach that goes beyond the established good guys and bad guys when it comes to history. He tries to review some concreted concepts of the Brazilians history in this book.
  • 10. The 20 Brazilian bestsellers (Jan 1 – Sep 27, 2012) Guia politicamente incorreto da história da filosofia The politically incorrect guide to philosophy history 7 By Luiz Felipe Ponde Category: Non-fiction Publisher: LeYa Agent: The own publisher Sales: 100,000 since Abr 2012 Luiz Felipe is a Brazilian philosopher and a pessimist. Here, he uses his well-known irony to tell the history of the politically correctness through the works of philosophers, scientists and writers such as Nietzsche and Darwin.
  • 11. The 20 Brazilian bestsellers (Jan 1 – Sep 27, 2012) Mentes ansiosas Anxious minds 8 By Ana Beatriz Barbosa Silva Category: Non-fiction Publisher: Objetiva Agent: The own publisher The author, a psychiatrist, tries to make use of his clinical experience to explain what happens when anxiety and fear go beyond normality and how to overcome the disturbances this may cause.
  • 12. The 20 Brazilian bestsellers (Jan 1 – Sep 27, 2012) As esganadas The strangled Women Jô Soares 9 Category: Fiction Publisher: Companhia das Letras Agent: Rogers, Coleridge & White Sales: 200,000 since Oct 2011 Total author sales: 1.2 million with 4 titles Jô, how he is better known, is a humorist, TV host, visual artist, playwright, theater director, musician, Brazilian actor, and yes, a writer. Full of humor, this fiction is about a dangerous killer who kills young, beautiful and fat women.
  • 13. The 20 Brazilian bestsellers (Jan 1 – Sep 27, 2012) Mulheres inteligentes, relações saudáveis Smart Women, Healthy Relationships 10 By Augusto Cury Category: Self-help Publisher: Planeta Sales: 250,000 since May 2011 Total author sales: Over 15 million This book aims to present different personality types of women, showing the positive and negative of each of them.
  • 14. The 20 Brazilian bestsellers (Jan 1 – Sep 27, 2012) A vida sabe o que faz Life knows what it does By Zíbia Gasaparetto 11 Category: Fiction | Self-help Publisher: Vida & Consciência Agent: The own publisher Sales: 350,000 since August 2011 (author has sold over 16 million) The author is a Brazilian spiritualist writer who is also a medium. In this fictional book, a story takes place between Brazil and Italy after the II World War, and the author tries to prove that, depending on our attitudes, things can change, but at the end of day, the wisdom of life will always prevail.
  • 15. The 20 Brazilian bestsellers (Jan 1 – Sep 27, 2012) 1808 1808 By Laurentino Gomes 12 Category: Non-fiction Publisher: Planeta Agent: Jonah Straus Straus Sales: 1 million since Sep 2077 “How a mad queen, a fearful prince and a corrupt court deceived Napoleon and changed the history of Portugal and Brazil”. This subtitle says a lot about the book which is the result of ten years of investigative journalism to tell the history of the Portuguese court in Brazil.
  • 16. The 20 Brazilian bestsellers (Jan 1 – Sep 27, 2012) Desperte o milionário que há em você The millionaire inside you By Carlos Wizard Martins 13 Category: Self-help | Business Publisher: Gente Agent: The own publisher Sales: 50,000 since May 2012 This book presents the 7 golden keys for prosperity. These keys work to change the reader’s mindset offering him a new way to think, believe and act. The author is a successful entrepreneur in Brazil who has developed several companies into high profitability.
  • 17. The 20 Brazilian bestsellers (Jan 1 – Sep 27, 2012) Feliz por nada Happy for nothing By Martha Medeiros 14 Category: Non-fiction Publisher: L&PM Sales: 200,000 since Jul 2011 This book presents a collection of more than 80 chronicles about several topics and a diversity of everyday issues, including love, family, friendship and femininity. According to the author, to be happy for nothing is to choose a life consciously and lightly lived, not less visceral.
  • 18. The 20 Brazilian bestsellers (Jan 1 – Sep 27, 2012) O que realmente importa? What does really matter? By Anderson Cavalcante 15 Category: Self-help Publisher: Sextante Sales: The author has sold almost a million copies of his books in Brazil. This book offers a series of reflections for the reader to discover and live his own truth. According to the author, a life without purpose doesn’t allow freedom and growth, since everybody is born to accomplish a mission.
  • 19. The 20 Brazilian bestsellers (Jan 1 – Sep 27, 2012) A fascinante construção do eu The Fascinating Construction of the “I” By Augusto Cury 16 Category: Self-help Publisher: Planeta Sales: 150,000 since Nov. 2011 Total author sales: Over 15 million This book shows how to train our mind to control our memory formation and our storage of unpleasant memories allowing us a happier and better life.
  • 20. The 20 Brazilian bestsellers (Jan 1 – Sep 27, 2012) Encantadores de vidas Life Enchanters By Eduardo Moreira 17 Category: Non-fiction | Self-help Publisher: Record Agent:Villas-Boas & Moss Sales: 60,000 since Apr 2012 This autobiography shows how the authors life changed after suffering two serious accidents that allowed him to meet two people who helped him to restructure his life: a horse tamer and a physical trainer.
  • 21. The 20 Brazilian bestsellers (Jan 1 – Sep 27, 2012) Tempo de esperas Time to wait 18 By Father Fabio de Melo Category: Fiction | Self-help Publisher: Planeta Sales: 380,000 since Aug 2011 Written by a priest who is also a famous singer in Brazil, this book brings discussions on philosophy, love, friendship and happiness through the exchange of correspondence between two fictional characters, Alfredo and Abner.
  • 22. The 20 Brazilian bestsellers (Jan 1 – Sep 27, 2012) O livro do Boni The book by Boni 19 By José Bonifácio Oliveira Category: Non-fiction Publisher: LeYa For 17 years, Boni was the vice president of operations of TV Globo, the most powerful media company in Brazil. This memoir brings together a series of professional and personal stories, whose protagonists are very famous people of communication.
  • 23. The 20 Brazilian bestsellers (Jan 1 – Sep 27, 2012) A queda The fall By Diogo Mainardi 20 Category: Non-fiction | Memoir Publisher: Record Agent: The own publisher Sales: 75,000 since Aug 2012 A well-known and acid Brazilian journalist, Diogo Mainardi wrote this memoir about his son Tito, who was victim of medical error when born. The author seeks to show how the relationship with his son guided his life ever since, and how he deals with the guilty he feels for Tito’s paralysis.
  • 24. Fiction Highlights Monica de Castro Category: Fiction | Spiritualism Publisher: Vida & Consciência Bestselling book: Gêmeas (Twins) Agent: The own publisher Sales: 1,6 million After Zibia Gasparetto, probably the best-selling spiritualist author in Brazil with 11 psichographed novels published since 2001.
  • 25. Fiction Highlights Eduardo Spohr Category: Fiction | Fantasy Publisher: Record Bestselling book: A batalha do apocalipse / The apocalypse battle Agent: The own publisher Sales: Over 500,000 Originally a self-published author, Spohr got a contract with a big publisher and his first book sold 400,000 copies in Brazil.
  • 26. Fiction Highlights Luis Fernando Verissimo Category: Fiction Publisher: Objetiva Bestselling book: Comédias para ler na escola / Comedy to read at school Agent: Riff Agency Sales: Over 5 million Son of classic Brazilian author Erico Verissimo, Luis Fernando is one of the most succesful fiction writers in Brazil.
  • 27. Non-Fiction Highlights Gustavo Cerbasi Category: Personal Finance Publisher: Sextante Bestselling book: Casais inteligentes enriquecem juntos / Intelligent couples get rich together Agent: Ana Mota / Vogal Advocacia Sales: 1,5 million Probably the best personal finance author in Brazil. Gustavo uses a very human and practical approach to help common people manage their money.
  • 28. Non-Fiction Highlights Ana Beatriz Barbosa Silva Category: Non-fiction Publisher: Objetiva Bestselling book: Mentes perigosas / Dangerous minds Agent: The own publisher Sales: 1 million (600,000 for Mentes Perigosas) From a academic thesis, this Brazilian doctor developed the “Minds” series with three titles and also wrote another four successful books.
  • 29. Non-Fiction Highlights Miriam Leitão Category: Non-fiction Publisher: Record Bestselling book: A saga brasileira / The Brazilian saga Agent: :Villas-Boas & Moss Sales: 60,000 since May 2011 From hiperinflation to the Real Economic Plan, the journalist Miriam Leitão shows how Brazilians dealt with the monetary instability. The most successful Brazilian book about the recent economic changes in the country.
  • 30. Y.A. Highlights Thalita Rebouças Category: Young Adult Publisher: Rocco Bestselling book: Fala sério, filha / Get real, daughter Agent: Seibel Publishing Services Sales: 1,3 million Thalita is the Brazilian author when it comes to teenage girls. She has published 13 books, will soon be in the movies, and is always present in the media as writer and consultant.
  • 31. Y.A. Highlights Paula Pimenta Category: Young Adult Publisher: Autêntica Bestselling book: Fazendo meu filme / Making my movie Agent: The own publisher Sales: 200,000 Paula could be called the new Thalita Rebouças. Most of her sales took place in the last 18 months, and her ascending career is probably only starting.
  • 32. Thank you!Further information at: Contact info:PublishNews Carlo Carrenhowww.publishnews.com.br Founder of PublishNews & ConsultantPublishNews Brazilpublishnewsbrazil.com carrenho@gmail.com @carrenho