2017's bestselling books in China

By Li Ping | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-12-19 09:23
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A poster for anti-corruption TV series  In the Name of the People. [Photo/Mtime]

Hit films and TV shows prompt book sales

Popular films and TV series have prompted a surge in sales of books, such as In the Name of the People and Murder on the Orient Express.

In the Name of the People, an anti-corruption novel by Chinese author Zhou Meisen, ranked fourth on Kindle's paid e-books list, thanks to its smash TV adaptation, aired from March to April. Statistics show purchases of the book's digital version increased 24-fold three months after its screening, and printed copies surged twelvefold.

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