New Marriage Law, a Hit on Book Market

The newly amended Marriage Law became last month's second bestseller on Beijing's book market, Beijing Youth Daily reported.

In comparison, the Great Gate, a literal version of the popular TV series under the same title that have been recently aired by the China Central Television, ranked the fifth in sales during the same period.

"Our starting print for the separate edition of the new Marriage Law is 500,000, higher than any other law book we've published," Mao Yuansheng, sales director of the Law Press, said.

Zhang Min, the social science book section director of Xinhua Bookstore's outlet in Beijing's Wangfujing, said more than 1,000 copies of the Marriage Law by various publishing houses were sold out in the store last month, topping the social science books.

Meanwhile, another 105 copies of the law had been sold from April 30 to June 6 in Beijing Book Mall, listed the eighth among all the books of separate edition.

That the Marriage Law makes such a strike is because it covers everyday life. It has everything to do with each person. In fact, the law has attracted the attentions from not only the buyers, but also the publishing houses.

So far, five or six presses have published the new law in separate edition, while generally, a law book in such edition has two or three publishers.

( 06/11/2001)

In This Series

New Elements in the Revised Marriage Law

Public Opinion Helps Make Better Laws

More Chinese Looking for Quality Marriage

Draft Amendments to Marriage Law Open for General Debate

Expert on Revision of the Marriage Law

What of the Marriage Law Should Be Amended?

Issues in Focus for New Marriage Law

Marriage Law Revision Undergoing Heated Discussion



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