Xiamen University

China's online book sales exceed 16 billion yuan in 2013

    China's book retail sales boomed in 2013, with online sales exceeding 16 billion yuan ($2.56 billion), a 30 percent year-on-year increase, according to a report published by the People's Daily on Thursday. The report was jointly issued by China Central Television, the People's Daily, book-selling websites, and Horizon Research Constancy Group. According to figures provided by baidu.com, China's largest Web search company, people between the ages of 20 and 39 search for books on the search engine more than any other age group. Men mainly search for books on