Charlotte's Web tops children's book sales in China

Charlotte's Web tops children's book sales in China

The bestselling children's book in China this year is still Charlotte's Web as consumers continue to buy old favourites and the number of new titles is expected to fall.

Yang Lei, executive vice president of sales data service OpenBook, told the China Shanghai International Book Fair, said, although the children's book market was growing there was a predicted decrease in new titles, both imported and exported, this year. In 2018, 30,940 new publications were released in the country, compared to just 20,000 in the first three-quarters of 2019.

“This is partly due to the macro-economic situ...

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