Avidly read history-and-humor series continued their hold on the nonfiction book consumer base in China at the end of 2021.
The first half of the year in foreign rights bought by Chinese publishers, January to June, suggests slow going for adult fiction.
The Frank Herbert series may be finding a footing in the Chinese market, where series and relatively recent ‘classics’ are prized.
While conceding that ‘asylum is very difficult,’ Nicaragua’s Sergio Ramírez, talks about moving to Spain and ‘the role of a writer.’
The October charts in China confirm that a new edition of a popular work can boost sales in a market that honors its modern classics.
The school systems’ reading lists were put away in August, but China’s charts continued to turn over slowly. The fastest movers were in fiction.
Delayed by three weeks amid COVID-19 spread-mitigation measures. the Beijing International Book Fair held its five-day run last week.
Postponed for three weeks on the order of health authorities, the Beijing International Book Fair is running this week.
Having had an abrupt COVID-driven halt to its plan for a late-August opening, Beijing International Book Fair now runs in mid-September.
As the Chinese health authorities sort through recent outbreaks of the COVID-19 delta variant, the Beijing International Book Fair is suddenly put on hold.