OpenBook’s China Bestseller Lists for July 2017: Fiction and Nonfiction

As our China Bestseller Lists for July go to press, OpenBook's conference in Beijing has put the 2016 value of the Chinese books market at US$21 billion. The post OpenBook’s China Bestseller Lists for July 2017: Fiction and Nonfiction appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

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