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.
China’s bestseller lists for January 2018 revisited old favorites and new graphic fiction: the Year of the Dog includes a popular ‘Cat Emperor.’
Fiction bestsellers in China last year were dominated by non-Chinese authors, according to OpenBook, while homegrown authors sold better in nonfiction.
This month, Chinese bestseller lists from OpenBook and Trajectory show some literary fiction highlights, as well as interest in books on current affairs.
China bestsellers: As publisher-owned bookstores are on the rise, so are “shared bookstores” where customers are allowed to borrow books.
Young authors are rocking the Chinese bestseller lists this autumn, as we offer a brief preview of the Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair in November.
As we roll out this month’s bestseller lists from China, the country’s second-largest e-retailer, JD.com, is holding a competition to engineer book delivery by drones.
As our China Bestseller Lists for July go to press, OpenBook’s conference in Beijing has put the 2016 value of the Chinese books market at US$21 billion.
Based on sales at 3,115 physical stores and 11 online retailers, here are the June 2017 monthly bestseller lists from China using OpenBook and Trajectory data.
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