OpenBook data reveals China’s bestselling authors of 2018, growing online book sales, and the strength of backlist titles.
China Bestsellers for November: The ‘Double Eleven’ Sales Boost
An annual round of sales pricing on Double Eleven or ‘singles day’ provides a bump to Chinese publishers and booksellers in November.
China Bestsellers for September: Classics Reign, Adjacent to Cinematic Tie-Ins
Our September bestseller lists in China, produced in partnership with OpenBook and Trajectory, show the market’s fondness for classics cinematic tie-in editions.
China Bestsellers for July: Entrepreneurism and School Reading Lists Boost Sales
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.
Interview: Beijing Book Fair’s Liying Lin on China’s Market
Disagreeing with assessments of a slowdown in the Chinese book market, the Beijing International Book Fair director says she’s seeing ‘real energy in the sector.
China Bestsellers for June: Self-Help and Hopeful Reads for Young Adults
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.
China Bestsellers May 2018: Popular Philosophy and Faith in Love
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.
April 2018 Bestseller Lists From China: Young Readers Cheer a Celebrity-Powered World Book Day
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.
March 2018 Bestseller Lists from China: Hawking and an Evolving List
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.
February 2018 Bestseller Lists from China: Classical Consistency
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.