24 online literature works gain official recommendations

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The National Press and Publication Administration and China Writers Association have released a recommended list of 24 online literature works that were serialized between August 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018.

This is the fourth year in a row that such official recommendations have been given.

More than 500 online literature works submitted by 52 websites from 15 provinces competed for the recommendations, according to the organizers.

A group of these works feature topics like innovation and entrepreneurship, poverty alleviation and volunteer teaching.

The writing sector is continuously expanding with the number of works soaring, and the content and the artistic level is improving, says Chen Qirong, the director of the online literature committee of China Writers Association and the leader of the judging process for the competition.

Meanwhile, there were more than 400 million readers and over 16 million online literature works created by 14 million author accounts, according to an industry report released by the China Audio-Video and Digital Publishing Association in September.

The report shows that printed versions for 6,942 online literature works had been published, while 1,195 films, 1,232 TV series, 605 games and 712 comics were adapted from these works by December 2017.

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