About Us

Founded in March 1963, LIDEL Group is a 100% Portuguese project, already in its 3rd generation, dedicated to the publishing of technical and scientific books of Portuguese speaking authors.

Today, LIDEL Group is one of the major national references in technical publishing and teaching of Portuguese as a Foreign Language, in terms of diversity of offer, quality of its products, thematic content and innovation, presenting a catalog with about 1000 books in Portuguese.

The Group is composed by LIDEL, LIDEL Saúde e bem-estar, FCA, FCA Design, PACTOR, PACTOR kidsand ETEP, all specialized in portuguese authors publishing in different areas.

Our editorial activity is supported by a strong qualified diffusion and distribution, so we can continue to apply our motto as always: The book looking for the reader..

LIDEL – Edições Técnicas is the "parent company” of the Group. The extension, diversity and quality of its editorial catalog reflect its experience of five decades dedicated to the technical book.
To answer the needs of professionals and university students of the Portuguese speaking world, LIDEL counts among its authors with renowned specialists and prestigious investigating teams in the most varied areas. Through these 50 years, we published some of the most important technical books of Portuguese speaking authors, consolidating us as an important motor for the diffusion of Science in several areas of knowledge. Among them, we publish in the areas of Medicine & Fundamental Sciences, Engineering & Earth Sciences, Management & Economy, Hospitality & Tourism.
The promotion of the Portuguese language has been since the beginning one of our top priorities. In the last decades, our materials for teaching Portuguese as a Foreign Language, Second language and Non-maternal Language have become the most used worldwide and LIDEL rapidly assumed the leadership in this area. The recognition of the learners of the Portuguese language and adoption through the major teaching institutions worldwide, of which LIDEL is very proud of, are the biggest proof of the quality that we demand and put in our projects, a result of a team work – authors, publisher and distributors.


FCA – Editora de Informática presents the most complete library of Information Technology in the Portuguese language, with about 300 titles, framed in several collections, and destined to professionals, students and public in general.
The authors and professionals are highly recognized in the areas they publish. Among its authors, it is with a lot of pride that FCA counts with teachers of the main teaching institutions, renowned professionals in its activity sector, qualified trainers in the main producers of software, MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional), among others.
Universities, Higher Education Institutes, Training Schools, among other entities, adopt and recommend to its students the books from FCA.


PACTOR, LIDEL Group imprint, was launched in January 2010 to publish books on social sciences, forensics and education. Faithful to the Group's recognized editorial skills, PACTOR aims to bring to the market books that combine a practical, easy-to-read approach with a high level of scientific rigour, providing fast, high-quality access to knowledge. The message, information and accuracy that PACTOR brings to its projects are valuable contributions to understanding the individuals, society and the world in which we live.

In 2024, PACTOR further expanded its area of activity, adding to its catalog publishing areas that have made LIDEL a benchmark among professionals and students in Management, Marketing, Hospitality and Tourism. The reorganisation of these publishing areas was part of a strategic plan to concentrate the areas of social sciences, humanities and business in PACTOR, which in recent years has become a national reference in these areas through its editorial excellence, innovation and commitment to the success of its launched on January 2010 and dedicates to Social, Forensic and Education Sciences publishing areas, already with several titles in the national TOP sales.



10 years after its foundation and based on the recognition and sustained growth in its publishing areas. PACTOR presented itself in 2020 with a new challenge: the creation of a publishing brand, called PACTOR Kids, offering children's books with a valuable objective - Psychology to serve parents, educators and teachers.


– Edições Técnicas e Profissionais
is the publisher of LIDEL Group that devotes itself to the areas of Automation, Electronics and Secretariat, contributing to bridging the gaps of the market. The books published are of a very practical nature, destined to professional, as well as students from the vocational education. To facilitate learning and training of its readers, the ETEP books, as many of the other books from LIDEL Group, include additional material available in the LIDEL website.


This young brand was presented in ExperimentaDesign 2011, in Lisbon, as the new brand of design in the Portuguese language. The team of fcadesign has as a mission to make each book not only a working tool and a diffusion of knowledge, but also an object of aesthetic and creative excellence. Soon, fcadesign will present some surprises, continuing the path began with its first publication Design pelo Desenho.

LIDEL saúde e bem-estar

After 50 years since its foundation, LIDEL is now recognized as a book publisher of excellence and accuracy, sought by professionals and students who trust in their books and authors. At the same time that it strengthens this tradition, LIDEL is also trying to reach new audiences, introducing books with general content with its stamp of quality. For those new readers we have created LIDEL saúde e bem-estar.

TIMOR Editora

In 1999 we started our contribution to reintroduce the portuguese language in East Timor, by adopting the first textbooks specifically for this purpose. Since then, we have been publishing textbooks according to the curriculum of the Ministry of Education of East Timor.
In addition to these textbooks, in order to enrich the East Timor publishing fund, we have also published works in other fields, among which we highlight the History and Geography of the country, as well as its poetry. We are proud to have some of Timor-Leste’s most distinguished figures as our authors.
Our already long-term collaboration with the country led us to the establishment of Timor Editora, dedicated to general publishing and Timorese law.
Our project was born half a century ago. In 1963, we entered the book market and began an editorial path that would become the one that is today the biggest Portuguese editorial Group of technical and scientific books.

During half a century, by the hand of our parent company, LIDEL, we brought to Portugal technical and scientific books of more than 70 prestigious international publishers, some of which we still distribute, as for instance Encyclopédie Médico-Chirurgicale, Georg Thieme Verlag, Sybex/Wrox, WH Freeman/Worth/Sinauer, Jones & Bartlett Publishers and Saraumps Médical.

During all these years of existence we accumulated a precious and essential know-how to the success of any technical book: we know the market and we know how to promote and distribute.

After two decades of LIDEL – Edições Técnicas creation, we launched our own editions, today the main activity of the Group.

The First Steps in Publishing

In the decade of 1980, the first LIDEL books were born, namely the teaching method of Portuguese for foreigners, Português Sem Fronteiras (Portuguese without borders), that starts to make our name known in the world. Rapidly, the publishing of technical books from Portuguese specialists begins to occupy the daily life of LIDEL, an editorial statement that culminated in exploring the several areas of knowledge.

In 1991, we founded two new publishers: FCA – Editora de Informática, leader in publishing books in Information Technology in Portuguese; and ETEP – Edições Técnicas e Profissionais, responsible for publishing Vocational Teaching books in the areas of Automation, Electronics and Secretariat.

On our way to new editorial areas

Already in the 21st century, new brands and other areas of knowledge emerged in the Group. The biggest catalog of technical books in the Portuguese language expanded into the Social Sciences and Design, with the launch of PACTOR and fcadesign and creation LIDEL saúde e bem-estar.

Today, our family of authors surpasses 2500 specialist and the LIDEL Group is makes the Portuguese language known in the five continents.

Half a century passed and much has changed. But there is one thing still standing: our genetic code. Our values, our ambition. We want to continue to bring to you the best books, with the maximum quality, of the several scientific areas, from specialist from Portugal and other Portuguese speaking countries.

We want to continue to diffuse the knowledge and to take our language even further.

For that, we count on all those who over the years contributed to build our story. We count on you. We count on your trust and preference.

To give continuity to half a century path in diffusing Science in Portuguese and strengthen our roll as promoters of scientific knowledge in the Portuguese speaking world.

To strengthen our contribution to the reinforcing the Portuguese language in the world, through our teaching materials of Portuguese for foreigners.

To go towards the expectations of our readers, creating collection, exploring new areas and making available several types of books, destined to students, professionals and the general public.

To continue our bet in national authors, helping to make their dream come true of seeing their projects published.

To welcome authors from other Portuguese speaking countries, making our books even more adapted to the needs of the Portuguese speaking world.

To reach even further and towards our readers, strengthen our presence in Portugal and in the world.

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