In-depth market report - 20/09/2011
Markets & Forecasts 2008-2015 / 3rd edition
This report takes an in-depth look at the e-book market, and provides industry figures for 2008 to 2015. It breaks down the new digital value chain, identifies stakeholder strategies through some 20 case studies, details their business models and analyses the core technical issues (formats and portability, DRM, electronic ink, etc.).
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|1. Executive Summary
3. Market structure and key elements
3.1. Market overview
3.1.2. Market segmentation
Scientific and technical works: the E-Book pioneers
Overhaul of the economics of dictionaries and encyclopaedias
Emergence of digital textbooks
Literature going digital
Comic books leaping into the fray
Non-fiction taking to digital, but to varying degrees
The device: affecting the segmentation of the works read
3.1.3. Trends in products and services
The popular uprising of self-publishing
From the homothetic to the enhanced book
Emergence of social reading
Development of piracy
3.2. Current market estimates
3.2.1. Markets par region
3.3. Key factors
Moving towards a coexistence a formats
PDF: longstanding presence but technically limited
Amazon banking on its own format (for now)
Emergence of the epub format
How much does it cost to produce an e-book file?
Which formats for which offers?
An outmoded debate in the era of cloud computing and portability?
3.3.3. Metadata for promoting the book
3.3.4. Screen technologies
3.3.5. The regulatory environment
What regulatory stipulations on the price of digital books?
What tax rate applied to digital books?
3.3.7. Choosing between devices
Growing popularity of new devices: e-readers and tablets
e-reader preferred for reading digital files
Major differences in reading patterns on dedicated devices and multi-purpose devices
4. Industry organisation & strategies
4.1. Industry structure
4.1.1. Physical and digital value chains
4.1.2. Competition structure
4.1.3. Business models
File downloads: oldest and most popular model
Rental model popular for comics and textbooks
Sales by the chapter still marginal
The 24 Symbols hybrid business model
4.2. Market players
4.2.5. Hardware manufacturers
4.3. Strategic analysis
4.3.1. Creation or destruction of value?
Impact on production costs
Changes in readers buying patterns
Analysis of the degree of exposure to the electronic shift, genre by genre
The enhanced book
Are printed book sales being offset by digital sales?
What of back-catalogue titles?
4.3.2. Battle of the readers
Who profits from self-publishing?
The spectre of piracy
5. Markets and previsions
5.1. Growth factors
5.1.1. Analysis of growth/disruptive factors
5.1.2. Forecast hypotheses
5.2. Market forecasts
5.2.1. 2011-2015 forecasts: e-book sales
5.2.2. 2011-2015 forecasts: e-reader sales
5.3. Data book
| What are the latest trends and how is the book publishing market evolving: electronic and print?
What are the different market segments? Which are the most innovative and dynamic?
Are we seeing a consolidation of the electronic book market? Who are the dominant players and what business models are they employing?
Which technologies and formats are being used for e-books and their distribution? What role is the cloud playing?
What costs are involved in publishing and distributing an e-book? Is the e-books destruction of value offset by new market opportunities?
What market share do e-books have in the different countries?
> This report ships with a database for 2008-2015:
- E-Book market, printed book market (sales)
- reader market (shipments in number of units)
- Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the UK, the United States
|Actuals & Forecasts 2008-2015
e-book market (million EUR)
printed book market (million EUR)
e-reader market (shipments per unit)
The United Kingdom
The United States
Barnes and Noble
AU by KDDI