Chinese online bookstore Dangdang.com has announced plans to cooperate with publishing giant Wiley to sell the books on the mainland.
Quoted in local Chinese media, Xie Zhining, general manager of Dangdang's Book Business Department, says that Dangdang already has more than 2000 books from Wiley in its warehouse and these books can be delivered to consumers at the same speed as Chinese books. However, for some special books that do not have so much demand, the delivery time will be about two weeks as they will be delivered from Singapore.
Xie says that domestic readers' demands for originally created books are on the rise, but they are often hindered from buying such books mainly because of the relatively higher prices. Now that Wiley has many special versions of textbooks which are comparatively cheaper, it can hopefully meet Chinese readers' need.
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