April 2011 Bestsellers

Maria Melilo with book Make Every Man Want You by Marie Foleo

For another month, a sexy girl is making waves on the Brazilian bestseller list. In February O doce veneno do escorpião (Panda Books, 2005), a memoir by a former call girl nicknamed Bruna Surfistinha jumped back onto the bestseller list because of the release of a Brazilian movie based on the book.

Leading the international bestseller list is Make Every Man Want You by Marie Forleo. And why? Maria Melilo, a rising starlet and winner of a popular reality show Big Brother Brasil appeared on TV reading and recommending the book. The publisher, Universo dos Livros, printed an additional 100,000 copies of a new edition that portraits Ms. Melilo on the cover and includes her foreword. Book signing events are being organized by the publishing house so the fans of Ms. Melilo can meet her and, of course, buy Marie Forleo’s book.

On the Brazilian author list, Ágape (Globo Livros) by the celebrity-priest Marcelo Rossi continues its long-standing reign as the number one title. According to the publisher, over 2.5 million copies of the book have been sold since its publication in September 2011. That makes Ágape one of the bestselling books in the entire history of the Brazilian book market.

The Rio de Janeiro’s Big Four publishers -– Sextante, Record, Intrínseca and Ediouro -– still dominate the bestselling Brazilian publishers list.

Bestsellers by Brazilian Authors – April 2011

  1. Ágape by Marcelo Rossi (Globo Livros) — Religion / Self-Help
  2. 1822 by Laurentino Gomes (Ediouro) — Brazilian History
  3. Guia politicamente incorreto da história do Brasil by Leonardo Narloch (LeYa) — Brazilian History
  4. 1808 by Laurentino Gomes (Planeta) — Brazilian History
  5. O semeador de ideias by Augusto Cury (Planeta) — Fiction / Motivational
  6. 50 anos a mil by Lobão (Ediouro) — Biography
  7. A batalha do apocalipse by Eduardo Spohr (Record) — Fiction
  8. Mentes perigosas – O psicopata mora ao lado by Ana Beatriz Silvia (Objetiva) — Psychology
  9. 20 passos para a paz interior by Reginaldo Manzotti (Ediouro) — Self-help
  10. Histórias íntimas – Sexualiade e erotismo na história do Brasil by Mary Del Priore (Planeta) — Brazilian History
  11. O doce veneno do escorpião by Bruna Surfistinha (Panda Books) — Biography / Sexuality
  12. 51 atitudes para vencer na vida e na carreira by Carlos Hilsdorf (Clio Editora) — Business
  13. Casais inteligentes enriquecem juntos by Gustavo Cerbasi (Gente) — Personal finance
  14. De frente com a verdade by Monica de Castro (Vida e Consciência) — Spirituality
  15. Boa ventura! A corrida do ouro no Brasil by Lucas Figueiredo (Record) — Brazilian History
  16. José Alencar – Amor à vida by Eliane Cantanhede (Sextante) — Biography
  17. Mentes brilhantes, mentes treinadas by Augusto Cury (Planeta) — Self-help
  18. 12 meses para enriquecer by Marcos Silvestre (Leya) — Personal finance
  19. O verdadeiro poder by Vicente Falconi Campos (Indg) — Business
  20. Cardápios nota 10 by Guilherme de Azevedo Ribeiro (Record) — Cooking

Bestsellers by Foreign Authors

  1. Make Every Man Want You by Mary Forleo (Universo dos Livros) — Self-help
  2. Dog Days by Jeff Kinney (Vergara & Riba) — Young Adult
  3. The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupéry (Agir) — Children’s
  4. The Shack by William P. Young (Sextante) —- Fiction
  5. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks (Novo Conceito) -— Fiction
  6. Why Men Love Bitches by Sherry Argov & Andrea Holcbeg (Sextante) -— Self-help
  7. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks (Novo Conceito) -— Fiction
  8. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Sextante) -— Fiction
  9. Torment by Lauren Kate (Record) -— Fiction
  10. The Servant by James Hunter (Sextante) -— Business
  11. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (Objetiva) —- Biography
  12. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks (Novo Conceito) —- Fiction
  13. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (Vergara & Riba) -— Young Adult
  14. A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin (Intrínseca) -— Fiction
  15. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (Intrínseca) —- Fiction
  16. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker (Sextante) —- Motivational
  17. The King’s Speech by Peter Conradi & Mark Logue (Record) -— History
  18. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (Intrínseca) -— Fiction
  19. Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright (Santillana) -— Young Adult
  20. Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood (Novo Conceito) —- Fiction

Bestselling Brazilian Publishers

  1. Sextante
  2. Record
  3. Intrínseca
  4. Ediouro
  5. LeYa
  6. Planeta
  7. Santillana
  8. Companhia das Letras
  9. Novo Conceito
  10. TIE: Elsevier — Vergara & Riba
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