Having first appeared as ‘online writing’ in 2015, ‘Better Days’ by Jiu Yuexi became a major hit on film, and the book has entered China’s bestseller list.
China’s bestselling books of September reflect celebrations of the People’s Republic’s 70th National Day and the opening of the autumn school semester.
With the People’s Republic’s 70th National Day on October 1–and the end of summer’s school lists–books on the regime and ‘light fiction’ rise.
New fiction on China’s bestseller lists captures the contemporary sensibilities of young adults in the country’s largest cities.
Pop-up ‘reading pavilions’ offer sound booths for CCTV fans who record their favorite literary passages and send them to friends and loved ones.
The resilience of a Scottish author’s popularity in China puts a third book on the list, and a Frenchman’s business book arrives as ‘The American Trap.’
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.