NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:
This report takes an in-depth look at the E-Book market and provides also its key figures for 2008-2014. It maps out the new digital value chain, explores the players' strategies through some 20 case studies, provides details on the business models being employed and analyses the key technological issues at hand: formats, metadata, DRM and display technologies.
• How is the market structure and which are the key figures for
the main Western markets?
• What are the technological issues, especially DRM, compatible
formats, screen resolution, etc.?
• Who are the new entrants to the e-book market, and what
differences are there in the digital and printed book value chains?
• How are the different players positioned and what business
models exist today?
• What impact will the digital book have on the publishing market
as a whole in the medium term?
> Market data & forecasts 2008-2014:
- Germany, Canada, Spain, the United States, France, Italy,
Japan, the UK
- Printed and E-Book markets (sales revenue), e-reader market
1. Executive Summary
• Scope of the report
3. Market structure and key issues
3.1. Market overview
3.1.1. Segmentation by genre
• Scientific and technical works: the digital book
• Emergence of digital textbooks
• Keitai shosetsu: Japanese-born digital book
• Mangas and comic books diving into the fray
• Romance novels, the first fiction genre to
switch to digital
3.1.2. Segmentation by terminal
3.1.3. Homothetic and enhanced books
3.2. Current market estimates
3.2.1. National market profiles
3.2.2. Digital book market profiles
3.2.3. e-reader markets
3.3. Key issues
• Moving towards a coexistence of formats
• PDF: longstanding presence but technically
• Amazon banking on its own format
• Emergence of the EPUB format
• Use of conversion houses
• Which formats for which offers?
• An outmoded debate in the era of cloud
computing and portability?
• Metadata for promoting the book
• Digital warehouses
3.3.3. Screens: what distinguishes the devices
3.3.4. Impact of regulation
• What regulatory stipulations on the price of
• What tax rate applied to E-Books?
• Is reading a niche habit?
• Is digital reading an ultra-niche habit?
• Most digital reading still being done on the
• What digital content do we read?
4. Industry structure and strategies
4.1. Industry structure
4.1.1. Physical and digital value chains
• Strategies for switching to digital
4.1.2. Business models
• File downloads: oldest and most popular
• The agency model
• Subscription, cornerstone of Japan's mobile
• Rental model
• Selling books by the chapter
• Ad funding
4.2. Player profiles
4.2.1. Publishers: between innovation and
4.2.2. Aggregators: technology providers and
4.2.3. Resellers: pillars of the printed book vs.
4.2.4. Mobile operators: neutral technical
intermediaries or true stakeholders
4.2.5. Hardware manufacturers: from the
device to the bookshop
4.3. Strategic analysis
4.3.1. Who controls the market?
• The American exception
• Publishers: negotiating with authors and
controlling the lower end of the value chain
• Telcos: usually technical intermediaries and
• Resellers: banking on the selection, the
ecosystem and user recommendations
• Hardware manufacturers: connectivity and
4.3.2. The planned extinction of the bookshop?
4.3.3. Destruction or creation of value?
5. Markets and forecasts
5.1. Growth factors
5.1.1. Analysis of growth/disruptive factors
5.1.2. Forecast hypotheses
5.2. Market forecasts
5.2.1. Forecasts for 2010 to 2014
5.2.2. Forecasts by segment, by platform
5.3. Data book
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