Book market developments in May point to growth in China’s already powerful ‘online literature’ sector, led by the ‘Ran Freely’ trilogy by Wu Zhe.
China’s April bestsellers show the book market restarting, with Japanese author Higashino Keigo and Mai Jia’s new book topping the lists.
One bookstore company has offered medical workers a lifetime 20-percent discount in China, as the virus pressures normal sales.
While China’s bestseller charts typically feature new releases, under the coronavirus outbreak, the lists have gone into a kind of lockdown of their own.
The January charts for book sales in China strongly reflect the reading recommendations of the national education system.
Our review of December’s bestsellers in the market shows nostalgia and self-help boosting new titles in fiction and nonfiction ahead of the lunar new year.
The popularity of anime and a moving storyline are capturing Chinese filmgoers’ and readers’ interest in Makato Shinkai’s bestselling ‘Weathering With You.’