China's book sales keep on rising in 2019

China's book sales keep on rising in 2019

The books market in China as measured by data company OpenBook rose by 10.8% year-on-year in the first half of 2019, according to statistics presented at the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) this week. That's only slightly below the 11.3% rise the market showed overall in 2018.

Within the total, children's books were once again the star performer, making up 27.4% of the overall market, a market share rise of 1.2%. According to the categorisations used by OpenBook, social sciences was the next biggest category, at 25.6% of the market, followed by textbooks, literature and fiction, and...

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