Children's Books in China 2018: Survival in China: The Bear Grylls (Middle-Grade) Story

As of February 2018, 12 volumes of Bear Grylls’s Mission Survival series have been published in China, with overall sales exceeding 6.8 million copies. The numbers are a surprise to many, including some at the Jieli Publishing House, though not to editor-in-chief Bai Bing. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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Children's Books in China 2018: The Continuing Story of the Children’s Book Market in China

Eleven years ago, in 2007, China Children’s Press & Publication Group (CCPPG) participated in the Bologna Book Fair for the first time. Their booth in Hall 29 was small, shabby, and minimally decorated and very few visitors dropped by. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children's Books in China 2018: Top 10 Children's Books in China - A Quick Market Analysis

The two biggest online book retailers in China are Dangdang and JD, which combined take up nearly two-thirds of the market. However, despite serving the same readership, their top 10 bestseller lists tend to differ greatly. Interestingly enough, for 2017, their charts share not even one title. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children's Books in China 2018: Promoting Wordless Picture Books in China

“The more words, the better” is a general truism of the Chinese children’s book market. Chinese parents and educators always want more words for children to learn and more paragraphs to relay additional information. A book’s value often is tied to the quantity of text on its pages. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children's Books in China 2018: Thinkingdom Children’s Books

“Helping every kid to become a book lover” is the motto at Thinkingdom Children’s Books, which was established in 2002 to translate classic and award-winning children’s books. Less than one year later, it published two well-known authors: Tetsuko Kuroyanagi (Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children’s Books in China 2018: Beijing Dandelion Children's Book House

The contradictions embodied in the folk symbol of the witch captured the attention of Sally Yan, founder and editor-in-chief of 11-year-old publishing company Beijing Dandelion. “The witch is a popular figure in Western classics: sometimes as the protagonist; other times, in the periphery. The... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children's Books in China 2018: China Children’s Press & Publication Group

This publishing house is embarking on a major, and unique, transformation of its publishing program and editorial mind-set. For president Li Xueqian of CCPPG, current changes in the industry demand an aggressive move. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children’s Books in China 2018: Everafter Books Publishing House

When it comes to partnering with major overseas publishing houses, few people are more knowledgeable than founder and publisher Huang Xiaoyan of Everafter Books. After all, she was involved in the high-profile joint ventures of Macmillan Century and Hachette-Phoenix. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children’s Books in China 2018: Beijing Yutian Hanfeng Books Company

Beijing Yutian Hanfeng’s full-color 222-page catalogue is a testament to the company’s dedication to design and art: every page, highlighting a particular series of books, is beautifully illustrated and meticulously designed. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children's Books in China 2018: Hunan Juvenile & Children’s Publishing House

Hunan Juvenile steadfastly pursues its goal to be “a kid’s best friend” by introducing quality content from far and near. Last year, the 36-year-old publisher released more than 600 new titles, including originals such as China’s Silk Road picture books, literature titles such as Tang Sulan’s... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children’s Books in China 2018: The Rise of the Pop-Science Segment in China

Mention “pop science” in China and one blockbuster comes to mind: The Magic School Bus. It has remained the #1 children’s title since its launch in 2010, with online retailer Dangdang selling nearly half a million copies in an average year. On Singles’ Day—which is the equivalent of Black Friday... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children's Books in China 2018: Beijing Baby Cube Children’s Brand Management Company

Baby Cube was founded by husband-and-wife team Yang Wenxuan and Liu Hong. The company grew out of their past professional experience in online retailing and literary publishing and out of their community outreach work focused on helping children to start reading. “It started as a reading club in... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children's Books in China 2018: Key Colours Competition China: A Unique Model

The €7,500 grand prize of the inaugural Key Colours Competition China, which was awarded in August 2017, went to Wang Yuwei’s Mr Cat and Little Fairy; five other books received honorable mentions. All six works will be published in Chinese by Beijing Yutian Hanfeng, with print runs ranging from... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children's Books in China 2018: A Wide-Ranging Selection of Original Works from China

With nearly 100 Chinese publishers and at least half that many illustrators attending the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March, a big contingent will be representing the land of 1.38 billion people. Most of the publications they are bringing to the fair focus on common themes and age-old plots... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children's Books in China 2018: Joint Ventures in China: The Dos and Don’ts

There are several high-profile joint ventures (JVs) in Chinese children’s books publishing. The earliest was Children’s Fun Publishing, a collaboration between Posts & Telecommunications Press and Egmont Group initiated in 1994. Next came Hachette-Phoenix, which was cofounded by Hachette... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children’s Books in China 2018: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

This company needs little introduction, having collaborated with more than 500 international publishers since its inception in 1979. It is also China’s largest foreign language publisher and its third largest in terms of sales. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children's Books in China 2018: Jieli Publishing House

The phrase “in the right place at the right time” seems tailor-made for Jieli. Its Usborne China imprint, launched in January 2017, came at an opportune moment when the Chinese market was ready for higher-priced toy- and game-based board books and novelty titles. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children’s Books in China 2018: Xinjiang Juvenile Publishing House

XJPH’s books featuring Afanti (a Uighur protagonist) and the Mongolian epic Jangar are vivid reminders of what is possible from a publisher located in the vast Chinese interior, which borders eight countries and harbors 47 ethnic groups. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children’s Books in China 2018: Beijing Bright Culture Development Company

For 16-month-old Beijing Bright Culture, making an impact on the market is the top priority, and Jef Nys’s Jeremy series (or Jommeke in the original Belgian) is the answer. “We have published only 25 out of the available 278 volumes, meaning that we have a built-in long seller in our portfolio,”... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children's Books in China 2018: IlluSalon Nurtures and Promotes Illustrators

IlluSalon, the biggest international illustration platform in China, works with around 4,000 illustrators from more than 50 countries. For Hou Mingliang, founder of IlluSalon and host of the Global Illustration Award (as well as president of Kids Media), young and professional illustrators–with... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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