Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue Religious books see 'unprecedented growth' in Brazil
Religious books see 'unprecedented growth' in Brazil PDF Print E-mail
Written by Eric Tiansay   
Wednesday, 30 January 2013 01:33 PM EST

Religious titles have seen tremendous growth in Brazil, according to ANL (Associação Nacional das Livrarias), Brazil's national booksellers association.

Last month, ANL issued its annual state of industry report, noting that while only 46% of bookstores sold religious titles in 2009, that figure rose to 76% in 2012.

"Growth in distribution of religious titles is just one indicator of the dynamism of the industry in this country, where the evangelical population is experiencing unprecedented growth," said Christian Trade Association International (CTAI).

To meet the demands, the association's member organizations in Brazil are celebrating significant milestones and planning events in the next few months.

ASEC (Associação de Editores Cristãos), the Christian publishers association in Brazil, will celebrate its 25th anniversary with its second annual FLIC (Feira Literária Internacional Cristã), an international Christian book fair to be held June 5-8 in Sao Paulo.

At last year's FLIC, ASEC President Sergio Henrique de Lima, publisher of Editora Vida, noted that evangelicals comprise about 30% of the population of Brazil and read about seven books annually. ASEC estimated that last year its members achieved sales of 400 million reais or nearly $200 million. The association expected sales to increase by 50 million reais ($25 million) in 2013.

For more information on ASEC, visit www.editorescristaos.org.br and www.feiraflic.com.br.

ANLE (Associação Nacional das Livrarias Evangélicas), the Christian retailers association in Brazil, will hold its annual convention at FIC (Feira Internacional Cristã), to be held July 17-20 in Sao Paulo.

Wilson Pereira Jr., ANLE's president, expects 200,000 people will attend the consumer-oriented portion of the new convention, and 3,000 industry professionals will attend the business segment of the event.

For more information on ANLE, email Wilson Pereira Jr. at presidencia@anle.com.br or visit www.feirainternacionalcrista.com.br.

 

In this current issue:

James Rubart wins Christy Award Book of the Year

News image

The 2016 Christy Award winners were announced Monday in a much...

READ MORE

Christian retailers encouraged to 'stand and engage'

News image

Christian retailers and suppliers were called to "Stand and Engage"...

READ MORE

Retailers learn how to fight Amazon, build teams

News image

Afternoon breakout sessions at the International Christian Retail Show showed...

READ MORE

Munce, MTL point consumers to Christian retail

News image

Florida-based Munce Group celebrated a quarter-century of service to Christian...

READ MORE

ACFW to honor pioneer novelist Janette Oke

News image

American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) announced the 2016 Carol Award...

READ MORE

Christian Retailing's Best awards announced at Unite 2016

News image

B&H Publishing Group was the runaway winner with 13 awards...

READ MORE

CBA's Curtis Riskey promises 'new ways of doing business'

News image

About 50 retailers and exhibitors gathered at the 2016 ICRS...

READ MORE

Pastor Chris Hill encourages Christian products industry

News image

Attendees of CBA’s Unite 2016 in Cincinnati participated in a...

READ MORE

Kay Arthur wins Golden Scroll Lifetime Achievement Award

News image

Torry Martin, a humorist with long red hair and lots...

READ MORE

ECPA to honor IVP's Bob Fryling

News image

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association will honor Bob Fryling with...

READ MORE

Vote for the best products of 2015

News image

Christian Retailing invites Christian retailers, publishers and all who work...

READ MORE

NRF: Significant spending boost expected this Easter

News image

Americans anticipate spending more than ever on Easter this year....

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a