Avidly read history-and-humor series continued their hold on the nonfiction book consumer base in China at the end of 2021.
The Frank Herbert series may be finding a footing in the Chinese market, where series and relatively recent ‘classics’ are prized.
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.
With the return to school on the horizon, classroom reading lists dominate the mid-summer charts in China for July.
The star of the danmei wuxia television series ‘Word of Honor’ has catapulted a volume of Neil Gaiman stories onto the Chinese bestseller lists.
Recommendations on TikTok and other media push Alex Michaelides’ bestselling debut onto the charts in China in May.
The pandemic ‘year of the backlist’ appears to be still in force in China, the fiction and children’s charts gliding especially slowly.
The children’s book sector of the Chinese market’s bestseller lists is led by the German financial coach Bodo Schäfer.
Even as school reading lists and classics held sway on the charts, some ‘online literature’ also showed its popularity on February’s lists.