Worldwide E-reader Market 2012 Recap and 2013 Forecast

Oct 23, 2012, 07:59 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Worldwide E-reader Market 2012 Recap and 2013 Forecast

Under the influence of negative factors such as the popularity of tablets and the inventory buildups in North American channels, worldwide e-reader shipments are expected to see a year-on-year decline in 2012. However, with major players aggressively expanding the European, Latin American, and Asian markets, emerging markets are expected to bring sequential growth momentum for the e-reader market. This report examines the future development of e-readers in terms of product prices, regional markets, major players' product strategies, and potential niche markets.

Table of Contents 1. E-reader Shipment Trends

2. Product Price Trends

3. Regional Market Development Trends

3.1 US: Substantial Growth for E-book Sales Amount and Volume

3.2 China: Mobile Phone and Tablet PC as Main Reading Gadgets

3.3 Japan: Joint Efforts of the Government and Industry Sectors

3.4 Other Regional Markets

4. Development of Leading Players

4.1 Amazon

4.1.1 New Markets

4.1.2 New Products/Services

4.2 Barnes & Noble

4.2.1 New Partnerships

4.2.2 New Markets

4.2.3 New Products

4.3 Kobo

4.3.1 New Partnerships

4.3.2 New Products/Services

4.3.3 New Markets

5. E-paper Development

5.1 Technological Bottlenecks

5.2 Vendors' Withdrawal

6. Potential Niche Markets

6.1 Comparison of Tablets and E-readers for Educational Use

6.2 E-Reader Tablets Outnumber E-readers in Educational Market

MIC Perspectives

List of Figures Figure 1 Worldwide E-reader Shipment Volume, 2011 - 2016

Figure 2 Price Fluctuations of Branded E-readers, 2009 - 2012

Figure 3 Types of Books and Average Number of Books Read by US Readers

Figure 4 US Adult Readers' Digital Device Ownership

Figure 5 Chinese Readers' Reading Preferences

Figure 6 Use of Digital Reading Devices in China, 2009 - 2011

Figure 7 Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and New Display

Figure 8 Barnes & Noble's Nook E-Reader with External Illumination

Figure9 Kobo Glo & Kobo Mini

Figure 10 Kobo Touch Launched by Japanese Vendor

Figure 11 Comparison of Tablets and E-readers in Educational Use

List of Topics

Analysis of worldwide e-reader market development, with a shipment volume forecast during the period 2012 - 2016 provided

Worldwide e-reader market development trends in major regions such as the United States, China, Japan, touching on several potential niche markets

The development of leading e-book players including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo, examining their market, product, service strategies as well as strategic partnerships

Companies and organizations analyzed or mentioned in the report include:

Argos, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Blackwell, E-Ink, Foyles, Hanwang, John Lewis, Kobo, Kyobo Mungo, Livraria Cultura, Microsoft, NBCUniversal, Qualcomm Mirasol, Qualcomm MEMS, Rakuten, Shanda Cloudary, STI

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