The Charlesworth Group Co-authors Major China Market Report with The Publishers Association

The Charlesworth Group Co-authors Major China Market Report with The Publishers Association

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The Charlesworth Group is delighted to announce the publication of the PA Market Report: China, published by The Publishers Association (‘The PA’) and co-authored by The Group’s Xiaoying Chu and international consultant Professor Paul Richardson.

This new report is the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the world’s second largest publishing market available in English. It provides insights into the publishing landscape in China across educational, ELT, academic and professional, and consumer sectors. Narrative insight is also provided on the socio-economic and political context of the market, and opportunities that exist and are emerging for foreign publishers.

This Market Report brings together the expertise of The Charlesworth Group, garnered through over 15 years’ experience in the academic and professional market and in China. The Report’s co-author, Xiaoying Chu, is Vice General Manager of Operations for Charlesworth China. She holds an MA in Publishing from Oxford Brookes University, UK. A frequent speaker at publishing events, her role at The Charlesworth Group involves working with international publishers, societies and organizations to build and implement effective strategies to expand their China-market presence in sales, marketing, local editorial and author-focused support, as well as rights acquisition.

Co-author Professor Paul Richardson worked in senior management roles at Heinemann, Macmillan, Collins and Reed before he established the International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University, becoming its first director in 1994. He has provided publishing consultancy and training throughout East and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union and in China, where he has been a frequent visitor over the last fifteen years. He has worked with many Chinese publishing houses, universities and book industry organizations and written and lectured widely on aspects of Chinese publishing. He is a regular correspondent for China Publishing Today (Beijing).

The Charlesworth Group and The PA will be attending the forthcoming Beijing International Book Fair.

PA members have free access to this report, otherwise it can be purchased from The PA’s website at:

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