Recommendations on TikTok and other media are said to have pushed 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.
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.
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.