Even as school reading lists and classics held sway on the charts, some ‘online literature’ also showed its popularity on February’s lists.
Books on Amazon Crossing Kids’ list this year include titles from Asia for the first time, as the imprint’s range expands.
In China, an interesting new fiction bestseller is mixed with nonfiction—and become a point of debate among Chinese readers.
A mix of classics and newcomers structures the lists from December in China, with the approach of the Lunar New Year.
Li Pengyi of the Publishers Association of China says the amendment can offer publishers and authors ‘more professional support.’
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.