OpenBook data reveals China’s bestselling authors of 2018, growing online book sales, and the strength of backlist titles.
Taking the long view on a vast marketplace, this year’s Reading X conference from OpenBook in Beijing focused on reader engagement and content development.
An annual round of sales pricing on Double Eleven or ‘singles day’ provides a bump to Chinese publishers and booksellers in November.
As China’s children’s book market matures, publishers are look at ways to develop more local talent while maintaining a balance with foreign titles.
The China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair opens Friday under new production arrangements–after Reed’s departure–with BolognaFiere as a co-organizer.
Our September bestseller lists in China, produced in partnership with OpenBook and Trajectory, show the market’s fondness for classics cinematic tie-in editions.
At Frankfurt’s The Markets conference, publishing experts spoke about revenue models in the book business and the need to better understand consumers.
Having spent its first decade compiling data and educating the Chinese publishing market on how to use it, Jiang Yanping’s OpenBook today is Beijing’s leading industry research company: She speaks October 9 in Frankfurt’s The Markets.
The Beijing International Book Fair organizers cite robust rights sales at this year’s fair, claiming that sales of Chinese translation rights sold abroad have increased.
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.