Bibles, Dictionaries, Study Guides Lead the Way

The Spanish-language bestsellers lists, as reflected in the Nielsen BookScan list for the week ended March 17, 2013, tend to be a mix of reference works, religious books, and popular titles. Books come from Spanish-language units of U.S. houses as well as from Spanish publishers. The top-selling title for the week was the pocket Bible Santa Biblia, and four other Bibles made the top 20 list, while books from such well-established religion authors as Joel Osteen and Rick Warren also hit the list. Books about earning a GED, such as Complete GED Preparation, were also prominent on the list, as were dictionaries. And what bestseller list would be complete without an appearance from the Fifty Shades trilogy. Fifty Shades of Grey was #10 on the list, while Fifty Shades Darker landed in the 18th spot. Overall, though, there were significantly more nonfiction titles among the top 20 titles than fiction.

Spanish-Language Bestsellers*

1 Santa Biblia-RV-1909/
Holy Bible: Reina-Valera 1909
Publishing Barbour / Barbour publishing Barbour Publishing Inc. 9781586609733 TP $2.99
2 Laro usse Pocket Dictionary: Spanish-English/
Larousse Editorial / Larousse Kingfisher Chambers. Houghton Mifflin Co. 9782035410221 TP $6.95
3 Lecciones Cristianas Summer 2013: Libro del alumno/
Christian Lessons Summer 2013: Student’s Book
Cokesbury Cokesbury 9781426757488 TP $4.99
4 El gato en el sombrero/
The Cat In The Hat
Dr. Seuss.
Random House Books for Young Readers
Random House 9780394816265 TC $8.99
5 Viviendo/
Adamari López / Celebra Trade. Penguin Group USA 9780451417091 TP $17.95
6 Yo Declaro: 31 promesas para proclamar sobre su vida/
I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life
Joel Osteen / Faithwords Hachette Book Group 9781455525416 TP $13.99
7 Biblia de Estudio Arco Iris-RVR 1960/
The Rainbow Study Bible Reina-Valera Revision 1960
Rainbow Studies International /
Rainbow Studies International
Rainbow Studies. 9780933657281 TC $52.99
8 Biblia Letra Grande-RVR 1960/
Large Print Bible-RVR 1960
Nelson Bibles Thomas Nelson Inc.
Grupo Nelson
9781602557864 TC $39.99
9 La Magia/
The Magic
Rhonda Byrne / Atria Books Simon & Schuster 9781451683776 TP $12.99
10 Cincuenta sombras de Grey/
Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James / Vintage Books Random House 9780345803672 TP $15.95
11 Por el placer de vivir/
The Joy of Living
César Lozano / Aguilar Santillana USA Publishing 9781614358039 TP $14.99
12 Biblia bilingue RVR1960/
Bilingual Bible RVR1960
Grupo Nelson / Grupo Nelson Thomas Nelson Inc. 9781602554450 TC $29.99
13 Una Mujer Conforme al Corazón de Dios/
A Woman After God’s Own Heart
Elizabeth George / Spanish House Editorial Unilit 9780789914095 TP $4.99
14 Los Cinco Lenguajes del Amor/
Five Love Languages
Gary Chapman /Editorial Unilit Editorial Unilit 9780789919779 TP $4.99
15 McGraw-Hill El GED en español/
McGraw-Hill GED in Spanish
McGraw-Hill’s GED / McGraw Hill McGraw-Hill Trade 9780071435130 TP $21.95
16 Preparación completa para el GED/
Complete GED Preparation
Steck-Vaughn Co. / Steck-Vaughn Steck Vaughn School Supplies 9781419053344. TP $44.27
17 GED Matematicas/
GED Math
Steck-Vaughn Co. / Steck-Vaughn Steck Vaughn School Supplies 9780739869147 TP $33.86
18 Cincuenta sombras más oscuras/
Fifty Shades Darker
E.L. James / Vintage Books Random House 9780345804273. TP $15.95
19 Biblia para la guerra espiritual/
Bible For Spiritual Warfare
Casa Creación / Casa Creación Casa Creación 9781616385200 TC $34.99
20 Una vida con propósito /
The Purpose Driven Life
Rick Warren / Editorial Vida Zondervan Pub. House 9780829763775 TC $12.99

*For week ending on march 17, 2013.

Source: Nielsen BookScan. Nielsen BookScan’s U.S. Consumer Market Panel covers approximately 80% of the print book market and continues to grow.