With physical retail down, 2020 was the first year in which Beijing OpenBook tracked a downturn in the Chinese book market since 2000.
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.
The largest publisher of translated work is bringing Françoise Sagan’s unfinished ‘Four Corners of the Heart’ into English.
The year, says Copyright Clearance Center’s Michael Healy, has been punctuated by adjustments to support the pandemic’s impact on education.
Organizers of the 27th Beijing International Book Fair announce 1,400 exhibitors registered for their ‘Smart Rights Link’ online platform.
As the term ‘Asian’ begins ‘to groan under the weight of its load’ of many cultures, Jennifer Shyue looks at Peruvian writers in translation.
The first event in a new webinar series looks at the ‘super powers’ each of three growing world publishing markets have to deploy.
The acclaimed Chinese author Mo Yan, has raced onto the bestseller list in China with his first book since his 2012 Nobel win, A Late Bloomer