Marketing for World Book Day boosted titles we find on April’s China bestseller lists. And Albert Camus’ 1942 ‘L’Étranger’ charts for the first time.
Live theater’s popularity among young adults in China–and content in the public domain–have to do with strong performances by titles from two authors.
Movie-driven science fiction tops China’s bestseller lists in February, and we have news on the fast rise of ‘paid-for content’ in China.
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.
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.