As we roll out this month’s bestseller lists from China, the country’s second-largest e-retailer, JD.com, is holding a competition to engineer book delivery by drones.
From the Global Times: ‘Foreign publishers have difficulty evaluating Chinese literature,’ says a speaker at Beijing’s Sino-foreign translation conference.
As our China Bestseller Lists for July go to press, OpenBook’s conference in Beijing has put the 2016 value of the Chinese books market at US$21 billion.
‘State attempts to control the flow of information, especially in the digital space, are short-sighted and misguided,’ says a new statement from the IPA.
Cambridge University Press swiftly restores censored ‘China Quarterly’ articles. The UK’s Unicorn announces a new series in Chinese contemporary art books.
The Beijing Book Fair is growing thanks to to expanding international interest in the Chinese book market and demand for a place to conduct rights business in Asia.
To ‘explore new uncharted waters,’ China South Publishing takes a stake in Frankfurt Book Fair’s global rights and license trading platform, IPR License.
Based on sales at 3,115 physical stores and 11 online retailers, here are the June 2017 monthly bestseller lists from China using OpenBook and Trajectory data.
From The Global Times: Authors of a new ranking of ‘online writing’ in China say that the most successful of these authors can make millions.
As the US Book Industry Study Group surveys new awareness of rights, China’s markets are seeing positive trends in copyright-based exports.