A Brief Introduction of The Writers Publishing House
The Writers Publishing House is a state-leveled large-scale literature publishing house established in 1953, where there are 8 book editorial departments and an office of Writers' Digest (a weekly of state-wide excellence of the similar kind, with an amount of distribution as large as 0.35 million copies for each issue), with a faculty of 100 people, among whom there are 26 senior editors and 39 middle-rank ones.
In 2003, the Publishing House is forming "The Chinese Writers Publishing Group" with some other state-leveled presses and publishing houses, including Art and Literature Newspaper, People's Literature, Periodical of Selected Short Stories, Poetry, Chinese Writers, National Literature, China's Campus Literature, Global Entrepreneurs, etc.. The Book Distribution Corporation under the Writers Publishing House is one of the best in China, with a nation-wide selling net of 1300 shops throughout the country.
Great masters of Chinese literature such as Mao Dun, Feng Xuefeng, Ding Ling, Zhang Guangnian,… had been working in The Publishing House an president or editor-in-chief, imperceptibly influenced by their words and deeds and learning from them the moral character, the Publishing House possesses the superior quality of humanism. Since China adopted the policy of "reform and open" in 1978, especially in recent years, the Writers Publishing House, having renewed the concept and been enterprising and developing, has taken a reform way suited to China's publishing industry, and kept the front rank on the sailing list of art and literature publication in China for running years and won nearly 100 book award of various kinds. The Writers Publishing House has become a famous brand of China's publishing house, attracting the attention both at home and abroad.
The Writers Publishing House enjoys the good fame over the literary arena for such publication as Contemporary Novels Series and Reference Book Series for Writers, that involve the best modern and current literary works both Chinese and foreign; and is even famous overseas for its splendid best sellers. For instance, Liu Yiting, a Harvard Girl was sold as many as 1.6 million copies; Days by Ni Ping, Three Successive Gates by Han Han and Selected Works Rewarded in the National Composition Competition of New Concept were all sold over a million copies, quite rare in China's book market so far. In the respect of introducing foreign copyright, the Publishing House has made great achievement as well, co-operating with world-famous publishing house such as Harper Collins, Random House of the U.S.A, Harlequin Enterprises Limited of Canada, Woongjin of Korea, etc.
In the 21st century, the world's largest book market will be in Asia, and the Asia's largest will be in China. In the cultivating and developing of the globe's largest book market, the Writers Publishing House will continue to do its best.