How Booksellers Have Turned a Page on Online Competitors
(Beijing) – How China's brick-and-mortar bookstores can compete against online sellers has become something of a hot topic recently as traditional retailers have seen sales fall off.
In 2012, 46 billion yuan worth of books were sold, and online sales accounted for 28 percent of that, a report by the China Publisher's Association shows. For the first time, brick-and-mortar bookstores saw business shrink.
- Courting Financial Innovation
- Ruins of Urbanization
- In Friday's Papers: China, U.S. to Enhance Cooperation on Shale Gas; Wang Qishan 'May Only Serve Five Years'
- Fifth Chinese Artwork Sells for at Least 100 Mln Yuan in 2013
- Women and National Trauma in Late Imperial Chinese Literature
- The Chinese Art Book
- Evergrande Partners with Harvard to Build Hospital in China
- On Common Ground
- Mandela's Life
- Sina Corp., Investment Fund Management Firms Mull Net Sales
- Sign up to receive our free daily newsletter
- Yi Gang: China's Forward-Thinking Forex Chief
- As U.S. Refuses a Dirty Fuel, China Only Too Ready to Increase Imports
- Gov't Grapples with Shortage of Natural Gas
- Closer Look: The Battle Lines Are Drawn for Alibaba and Tencent
- Never Ladies of Leisure
- Tough Timing
- Coal Industry Finds Itself at a Crossroads
- Closer Look: Visit by Cameron Focuses on Trade and Investment
- Yi Gang: China's Man for Market Logic
- Caixin Explains: New Rules for IPOs Let Market Forces Do the Talking