China’s 2017 book sales continue upward curve

China’s 2017 book sales continue upward curve

China’s printed book sales in the first half of 2017 have showed revenue growth year on year of “above 10%”, according to book-sales data company OpenBook, which released the figure at the Beijing International Book Fair (23rd–27th August).

OpenBook does not give precise figures until the year end, but China’s book sales total for 2016 stood at ¥70.1bn (£8.25bn), a rise of 12.3% on 2015’s figure (¥62.4bn, or £7.34bn). Totals are calculated on list price, as OpenBook does not measure discounting.

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