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.
The acclaimed Chinese author Mo Yan, has raced onto the bestseller list in China with his first book since his 2012 Nobel win, A Late Bloomer
At a conference in Beijing, publishers are asked to consider how their content could be reformmated for popular digital distribution systems.
After ‘almost a full semester’ of virtual classes, vacationing school students in China turned to recommended reading lists in July.
The annual June 18 sales were perhaps somewhat subdued by the pandemic, in a month in which Chinese readers clung to favored authors and themes.