Welcome! The Book Information Centre (BIZ) Beijing has been operating since 1998 as the overseas representative office of the Frankfurt Book Fair in Beijing, in cooperation with the Goethe Institut China. It is the central contact and information point for the German and Chinese book industries and it provides many services for professionals in that field. We are the competent partner for inquiries on all aspects of the German and Chinese book sector. The Book Information Centre works with a mixed mandate that balances straightforward business interests against a cultural-political mission, the aim of which is to increase the mutual transparency of the two country's book industries, and thereby to intensify German-Chinese cooperation.
To the Chinese Site
The Chinese book market is complex and changing quickly, just like the country itself.
What do Chinese readers like to read? Are Chinese children and parents still interested in children’s books from Germany? Why do the authors of fan fiction earn more than authors of printed books? Do people read e-books on the Kindle or on entirely different reading devices in China? What’s hidden behind the buzzword “pan-entertainment”? During the past 12 months, quite a lot has happened in the Chinese book market, and we’re excited to share some of these important developments with you.
What’s new? In the new edition of the CBM, all statistics in particular have been updated to the extent possible and expanded upon to include, among other things, a bestseller list as well as a list of top-earning authors. Another special highlight is the significantly revised chapter on “Digital Reading.”
Extract: Chinese book market 2015
How creative is the Chinese content industry? What are some of the most important trends?
With the January 2014 premiere of the China Creative Industries Award, organised by the Frankfurt Book Fair and China Publishing and Media Journal, awards were presented for the first time to innovative cross-industry products and companies in Mainland China’s content industries. We’ve put together a summary of this in-depth report for you.
Report on Chinese Creative Industry 2014