book2book

  booktrade.info

Search Booktrade.info:  


Monday 22nd December

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About Booktrade.info

Alibaba Launches Bookselling Site

Posted at 7:03AM Friday 15 Jun 2012

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the e-commerce giant, has fired the latest salvo across the bows of its main rivals, with the launch of a book-selling service through its subsidiary Tmall.com.

The new online service will go live on Thursday, promising 1.3 million titles, Alibaba said, through more than 1,000 online booksellers that market their stores on the site, putting it head-to-head with competitors including bookseller-turned e-commerce operator E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc and the Chinese branch of Amazon.com Inc.

China Daily




Get book trade news by email

Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now

Find out more


Search the news archive:
 






More Book Trade News

The Publisher's Year: Hits And Misses Of 2014
www.theguardian.com

Publishers choose their books of the year, and the ones that slipped through the net

Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist Wins Specsavers Book Of The Year 2014 Award
www.booktrade.info

The Miniaturist dominates public vote and earns debut author prestigious prize

Entries Open For Best Children's Science Books
royalsociety.org

The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize is now accepting entries for 2015.

Celebs Lose Their Sheen For Publishers As Gift-buyers Spurn Celebrity Biographies
www.independent.co.uk

Sales of celebrity memoirs – a staple of the Christmas book market for years – have peaked and are now in decline

Thirties Murder Mystery Novel Is Surprise Runaway Christmas Hit
www.independent.co.uk

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Sci-Fi Writer Signs On As 'Chief Futurist' For Secretive Startup
  2. The Memory Book Crowned Lovereading Readers' Choice Book Of The Year 2014
  3. Kids Are Thriving, Reading And Hungry For More
  4. Thirsty? Go To A Library, Not A Coffee Shop
  5. Celebs Lose Their Sheen For Publishers As Gift-buyers Spurn Celebrity Biographies
  6. Abe Books Reveals The Most Expensive Used Books It Sold In 2014
  7. The Publisher's Year: Hits And Misses Of 2014
  8. 30,000 People Bought Crap On Black Friday – Literally
  9. Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist Wins Specsavers Book Of The Year 2014 Award
  10. Thirties Murder Mystery Novel Is Surprise Runaway Christmas Hit