Old friends: Ten of the books on China’s September Top 30 in fiction had each been on the list more than 20 times in the past.
As contemporary classics return to the Top 30, China’s bestsellers in August have included a new challenge from relationship-driven fiction.
With summer school titles driving contemporary classics sales, China’s July charts were busy with a robust interest in etiquette.
Both in fiction and nonfiction, China’s bestseller charts in June reflected readers’ deepening interest in national culture and history.
China’s chart-drivers in May: Film and stage adaptations, e-commerce visibility, and a love of ‘addictive’ and ‘fascinating’ history.
Three editions of one 2008 book were on OpenBook’s April bestseller fiction lists in China, powered by a new, touring stage adaptation.
A stage adaptation and the work of a strong translator were behind some of the standout books on China’s bestseller charts in March.
Catapulted to the top of February’s list just weeks after its show’s premiere, ‘The Knockout’ smacks down ‘The Three-Body Problem.’
Now with three serial adaptations either on the air or in post-production, Liu Cixin’s ‘The Three-Body Problem’ rockets up the charts.
Overall book sales in China decreased in 2022, but online sales driven by TikTok and other short-video platforms are growing rapidly.