Online sales of print books are on the rise. Alexei Kuzmenko, manager of the book division of OZON.ru (Russia’s biggest online retailer) told RBTH: “Web sales of paper books continue to grow. For example, we recorded a 30 percent increase in dollar terms and a 27 percent increase in the number of copies in 2012.” He added, however, that the growth is concentrated in the regions, rather than in Moscow or St. Petersburg – and it is in the regions that the fight for customers’ wallets will unfold.
All rights reserved by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
to our newsletter!
Get the week's best stories straight to your inbox