The pandemic ‘year of the backlist’ appears to be still in force in China, the fiction and children’s charts gliding especially slowly.
The children’s book sector of the Chinese market’s bestseller lists is led by the German financial coach Bodo Schäfer.
Even as school reading lists and classics held sway on the charts, some ‘online literature’ also showed its popularity on February’s lists.
UK book sales tracked by the Nielsen Bestseller Awards in 2020 produced eight new platinum-sellers, bringing the total since 2000 to 149.
In China, an interesting new fiction bestseller is mixed with nonfiction—and become a point of debate among Chinese readers.
A mix of classics and newcomers structures the lists from December in China, with the approach of the Lunar New Year.
The 2020 bestseller lists from Germany reflect readers’ interest in both engaging with current affairs and escaping into great stories.
Major seasonal sales impacted the bestseller charts in China in November, as illustrated books saw strong performances from two children’s book series.
Though classics remained heavy on the Chinese fiction list in October, literature for youth is growing in strength.
The reopening of China’s school system returns the autumn charts in the Chinese market to their familiar curriculum-weighted patterns.