The Association of American Publishers chief is polling its membership to predict where Donald Trump’s China tariffs on books could do the most damage.
‘A wide range of other books remain on the list’ for near-term tariffs, notes AAP’s Maria A. Pallante, ‘including American fiction and nonfiction.’
In another period of double-digit growth for China’s book market, children’s books are the largest category by sales and online retail is still growing.
Pop-up ‘reading pavilions’ offer sound booths for CCTV fans who record their favorite literary passages and send them to friends and loved ones.
The resilience of a Scottish author’s popularity in China puts a third book on the list, and a Frenchman’s business book arrives as ‘The American Trap.’
Featuring a parallel children’s division for a second year, the Beijing International Book Fair again expects some 2,500 exhibitors and 300,000 visitors.
Imposing tariffs on books printed in China would ‘severely compromise’ industry capabilities and ‘upend decades-long US policy’ on the freedom to publish.
As representatives of the Association of American Publishers testify on Trump’s proposed tariffs on books and other goods from China, US book sales for the first quarter are positive.
Marketing for World Book Day boosted titles we find on April’s China bestseller lists. And Albert Camus’ 1942 ‘L’Étranger’ charts for the first time.
The ‘future of culture’ and the impact of artificial intelligence are key issues in the 2019 StoryDrive Asia conference in Beijing, May 31 and June 1.