They’re reading an average 73 hours per year, says Canada’s big ebook and audiobook service, and Rakuten Kobo sees a lot of US politics on its most-read lists in 2018.
Our September bestseller lists in China, produced in partnership with OpenBook and Trajectory, show the market’s fondness for classics cinematic tie-in editions.
The Beijing International Book Fair organizers cite robust rights sales at this year’s fair, claiming that sales of Chinese translation rights sold abroad have increased.
The author, filmmaker, and restaurateur Zhang Jiajia climbs the charts by cross-platforming his own works, while summertime reading lists for students bolster the classics.
The charts from China for June show generally stable trends in popularity, with a big youth-reader hit riding again on top of fiction, and self-help continuing to hold its own among consumer interest this summer.
Lessons in what one observer calls ‘the ability to get along with one’s own emotions’ lead the way in our May bestseller list from China.
The endorsement of a Chinese actor powers Yu Hua’s ‘To Live’ to the top of China’s April fiction charts, when fellow celebrities spread the word and young readers hear the call.
The death of Stephen Hawking on March 14 prompted two of his titles to hit the Chinese market’s charts, as Beijing OpenBook evolves its rankings to include more online retail.
Time-honored classics from Jules Verne, Charlotte Bronte, Helen Keller, Nikolai Ostrovsky, and Isaac Asimov vied with the endlessly popular Japanese writer Keigo Higashino in China’s February bestseller lists.
A new, monthly bestseller list from Germany highlights fiction titles from independent publishers. The February bestsellers include historical fiction, the latest in a detective series, and a number of translations.