OpenBook data reveals China’s bestselling authors of 2018, growing online book sales, and the strength of backlist titles.
Taking the long view on a vast marketplace, this year’s Reading X conference from OpenBook in Beijing focused on reader engagement and content development.
An annual round of sales pricing on Double Eleven or ‘singles day’ provides a bump to Chinese publishers and booksellers in November.
Our September bestseller lists in China, produced in partnership with OpenBook and Trajectory, show the market’s fondness for classics cinematic tie-in editions.
At Frankfurt’s The Markets conference, publishing experts spoke about revenue models in the book business and the need to better understand consumers.
Having spent its first decade compiling data and educating the Chinese publishing market on how to use it, Jiang Yanping’s OpenBook today is Beijing’s leading industry research company: She speaks October 9 in Frankfurt’s The Markets.
The author, filmmaker, and restaurateur Zhang Jiajia climbs the charts by cross-platforming his own works, while summertime reading lists for students bolster the classics.
As book prices rise and children’s books show new energy, the number of new titles on China’s bestseller lists has decreased, with older hits lingering on sales charts.
The charts from China for June show generally stable trends in popularity, with a big youth-reader hit riding again on top of fiction, and self-help continuing to hold its own among consumer interest this summer.
Lessons in what one observer calls ‘the ability to get along with one’s own emotions’ lead the way in our May bestseller list from China.