To step up the regulation on the submission of publication samples, China’s publishing regulator, the General Administration of Press and Publications (GAPP), recently issued a Notice about Further Strengthening the Submission of Publication Samples. It requires that all publishers submit a sample of every new publication to a specific address in a timely manner.
The types of publications falling into the regulation include first editions of books, reprinted books, audio-visual products, and electronic publications. All must be submitted within 30 days of publication. All submissions must be complete, without any missing components.
Source: China News and Publishing Journal, March 29, 2011.