Young Author Strikes It Rich
BEIJING, Nov. 7 -- Young Chinese author Guo Jingming earns more than any other writers in China, according to the latest list of writer millionaires.
The annual list, which triggers controversy every year among both authors and readers, is based on interviews with major bookstores and publishers throughout the country. The 24-year-old Guo tops this year's list with 11 million yuan (US$1.48 million) in copyright royalties.
Guo's latest novel, "The River of Sorrow," hit shelves in April and sold a record high of one million copies in the first two weeks.