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eBooks and eReaders: 2012

  • ID: 2285262
  • Report
  • September 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 220 Pages
  • Nakono
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This detailed report offers a comprehensive analysis of the worldwide eBook and eReader markets.

Uniquely, the report includes detailed analysis and forecasts for both the printed and eBook markets in order to provide you with the full picture.

The report includes profiles of 15 eReader vendors, encompassing 45 different eReader products, and 68 eBook stores around the globe. The report also includes 15 individual profiles of 15 countries which contain information and data on the status and outlook for the eBooks and eReaders markers in those countries. The report also contains extensive market analysis, insight and market forecasts each of which is presented separately for each of the six main regions of the world.

The report contains the following main sections:

- Market Introduction
- Profiles of Leading eReader Vendors
- Other eReading Devices
- eBooks: Value Proposition
- Country Profiles: eBooks and eReaders Around the World
- Market Analysis: eBooks and eReaders
- Conclusion
- Market Forecasts

MARKET FORECASTS

This report also contains over 15 pages of 5-year market forecasts for the most important aspects of the eBooks and eReaders markets. Nearly all of the following market forecasts are presented separately for six regions of the world:

- Printed Books - Unit Sales for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa from 2011 to 2016 (Millions);

- Printed Books - Average Selling Price (ASP) for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa at Retail from 2011 to 2016 (USD);

- Printed Books - Retail Revenues for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa from 2011 to 2016 (USD, Billions);

- eBooks - Unit Sales for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa from 2011 to 2016 (Millions);

- eBooks - Average Selling Price (ASP) at Retail for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa from 2011 to 2016 (USD);

- eBooks - Retail Revenues for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa from 2011 to 2016 (USD, Billions);

- All Books (Printed Books and eBooks) - Unit Sales for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa from 2011 to 2016 (Millions)

- All Books (Printed Books and eBooks) - Average Selling Price (ASP) at Retail for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa from 2011 to 2016 (USD):

- All Books (Printed Books and eBooks) - Retail Revenues for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa from 2011 to 2016 (USD, Billions);

- eBooks as a Percentage of All Books (based on Unit Sales) for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa from 2011 to 2016 (USD, Billions);

- eReader Unit Shipments for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa from 2011 to 2016 (Millions);

- eReader Retail Revenues from 2011 to 2016 (USD, Billions);

- eReader Average Selling Price from 2011 to 2016 (USD);

- Media Tablet Unit Shipments for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa from 2011 to 2016 (Millions);

- Tablet Retail Revenues shown separately for 'Apple iPad and 'Other Vendors' from 2011 to 2016 (USD, Billions);

- Media Tablet Average Selling Price (ASP) shown separately for 'Apple iPad and 'Other Vendors' from 2011 to 2016 (USD)

- Finally, this report contains extensive market analysis and insight for both the eBooks and eReaders markets.

The following eReader vendors are profiled in this report:

- Acer
- Aluratek
- Amazon
- Archos
- Barnes & Noble
- BenQ
- Bookeen
- Hanlin
- Hanvon
- iriver
- Kobo
- Onyx International
- Pandigital
- Samsung
- Sony

The following eBook Stores are included in this report:

- Afri Books
- AllRomanceeBooks.com
- Amazon
- Apple
- Asda
- Barnes & Noble
- Beam eBook shop
- Berstkinga
- Biblion
- Bookee
- Bookeen Store
- Books On Board
- Boulanger
- Bouquineo
- Buecher.de
- Bukutablet
- Ciando
- D&R
- Darty
- eBookDiva
- eBooks
- EC Media International
- Eden-Livres
- Elkniga
- Epub Books
- Exclusive Books
- Fnac
- Fondo de Cultura Economica
- Furet du Nord
- Gandhi
- Gato Sabido
- Google Books
- Grammata
- Honto (2Dfacto)
- Idefix
- Imobilco
- JBook (Bunkyodo)
- Junglee
- Kalahari
- Kinokuniya
- Landmark
- Libreka
- Libri
- LitRes
- Little White Bakkie
- Livraria Cultura
- ManyBooks
- Numilog
- Ozon
- Papataka
- Powells
- Rakuten
- Read Without Paper
- ReaderStore (Sony)
- Readings
- Rufoof
- Saraiva
- Shanda Cloudary
- Skoobe
- Submarino
- Tesco
- Thalia
- Todoebook
- Virgin Mega
- Waterstones
- Weltbild
- WHSmith

COUNTRIES PROFILED

In order to provide you with an international perspective, this report also contains profiles of the eBook and eReader markets in 15 countries around the globe:

- Australia
- Brazil
- China
- France
- Germany
- India
- Indonesia
- Japan
- Mexico
- Russia
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Turkey
- United Kingdom
- United States
- Market Forecasts
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Acer
  • Bookee
  • EC Media International
  • Honto (2Dfacto)
  • Little White Bakkie
  • Rufoof
  • MORE
Executive Summary
Market Introduction
eBooks
History: 1970 to 2007
eBook Stores Around the World
eReading Devices
eReaders
Other Devices
Current Market Size and Future Growth Prospects
eBooks
eReaders
eBooks: Value Proposition
Improved Book Content
More Books
Higher Quality
Convenience Benefits
Portability
Accessibility
Cross-Media Benefits
New Features
Linear Features
Social Reading Features
eReading Devices
Advanced Personal Devices: eReaders, Mobile Devices & Tablets
Introduction
2001: Crawling out of the Lab
eReaders
Tablet PCs
Mobile Devices
2011: Explosive Growth
PCs: Desktops, Notebooks & Netbooks
Utility as an eReading Device
Future Trends
Profiles of Leading eReader Vendors
Acer: LumiRead 600 eReader
Outline
Company Overview
eReader Products
Differentiating Features
Analysis
Aluratek: LIBRE Air eBook Reader, Color and Touch
Outline
Company Overview
Differentiating Features
Analysis
Amazon: Kindle Wi-Fi, 3G and DX
Outline
Company Overview
eReader Products
Differentiating Features
Analysis
Archos: 70, 70c and 70d eReaders
Outline
Company Overview
Differentiating Features
Analysis
Barnes & Noble: NOOK & NOOK Color
Outline
Company Overview
eReader Products
Differentiating Features
Analysis
BenQ: nReader K60 & K61
Outline
Company Overview
eReader Products
Key Specifications
Analysis
Bookeen: Cybook GEN3, Opus, Orizon, Odyssey
Outline
Company Overview
eReader Products
Differentiating Features
Key Specifications
Analysis
Hanlin: F7, C70, V60T, V90, A6, A9
Outline
Company Overview
Differentiating Features
eReader Products
Key Specifications
Analysis
Hanvon: C920, E920, B630, N618, N516, B510
Outline
Company Overview
eReader Products
Key Specifications (selected models)
Differentiating Features
Analysis
iriver: Story, Story HD & Cover Story
Outline
Company Overview
eReader Products
Differentiating Features
Key Specifications
Analysis
Kobo: eReader Touch and Wireless eReader
Outline
Company Overview
eReader Products
Differentiating Features
Analysis
Onyx International: Boox A60/A60W, X60/X60S, M90 & i62
Outline
eReader Products
Key Specifications
Differentiating Features
Analysis
Pandigital: 6-inch (Linux), 7-inch and 9-inch (Android) eReaders
Outline
Company Overview
eReader Products
Differentiating Features
Analysis
Key Specifications
Samsung: E60, E65 and E101
Outline
Company Overview
eReader Products
Key Specifications
Differentiating Features
Analysis
Sony: Pocket, Touch & Daily eReaders
Outline
Company Overview
Differentiating Features
Analysis
Country Profiles: eBooks and eReaders Around the World
Australia
eBook Stores in Australia
Market Data on the eBook Market in Australia
The eReader Market in Australia
Brazil
eBook Stores in Brazil
Market Data on the eBook Market in Brazil
The eReader Market in Brazil
China
The eBook Market in China
Market Data on the eBook Market in China
The eReader Market in China
France
eBook Stores in France
Market Data on the eBook Market in France
The eReader Market in France
Germany
eBook Stores in Germany
Market Data on the eBook Market in Germany
The eReader Market in Germany
India
eBook Stores in India
Market Data on the eBook Market in India
The eReader Market in India
Indonesia
eBook Stores in Indonesia
Market Data on the eBook Market in Indonesia
The eReader Market in Indonesia
Japan
eBook Stores in Japan
eBook Market Data in Japan
The eReader Market in Japan
Mexico
eBook Stores in Mexico
eBook Market Data in Mexico
The eReader Market in Mexico
Russia
eBook Stores in Russia
eBook Market Data in Russia
The eReader Market in Russia
Saudi Arabia
eBook Stores in Saudi Arabia
eBook Market Data in Saudi Arabia
The eReader Market in Saudi Arabia
South Africa
eBook Stores in South Africa
eBook Market Data in South Africa
The eReader Market in South Africa
Turkey
eBook Stores in Turkey
eBook Market Data in Turkey
The eReader Market in Turkey
United Kingdom
eBook Stores in the United Kingdom
eBook Market Data in the UK
The eReader Market in the United Kingdom
United States
eBook Stores in the United States
eBook Market Data in the US
The eReader Market in the United States
Market Analysis
eBooks
Cost Difference: Printed Books vs. eBooks
Industry Growth: Economic Fundamentals and Growth Mechanisms
Developed Economies: Mature Book Market
Existing Book Buyers
New Book Buyers
Emerging & Developing Economies: Low Penetration of Books
Structural Changes to the Book Industry
Industry Size & Growth
Changes to the Number of Authors, eBooks and Readers
Supply Side: Authors & eBook Volume
Demand Side: Readers
Content Distribution Platforms
Tier 1 Platforms
Tier 2 Platforms
eBook Retailers
Self-Publishing
Revenue Cannibalisation
Pricing: Agency vs. Wholesale Model
Legal Action and Regulatory Scrutiny in the US and UK
Key Market Risks
Wholesale Pricing Model
Agency Pricing Model
Comment
Advertising: Ad-supported eBooks
Proven, User-pays Model
Digital Rights Management (DRM)
Emerging Internet Markets
Market Outline
Priorities
Demand for Reading
Content
Devices
Telecoms Infrastructure
Payments: Banking and Credit-Debit Cards
Pricing
Economics: Ecosystems & Sustainable Business Models
Piracy & DRM
Political Motivation
Education Market
One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)
Classmate PC
Worldreader
Aakash: The World's First $35 Tablet
Analysis
eReaders
Cannibalisation
Market Exits
Already Exited
Samsung
BenQ
Sharp
Heading for the Door
Aluratek
Bookeen
Onyx
Sony
Conclusion
eBooks
eReaders
Market Forecasts
Printed Books
Unit Sales
Average Selling Price at Retail
Retail Revenues
eBooks
Unit Sales
Average Selling Price at Retail
Retail Revenues
All Books: Printed Books and eBooks
Unit Sales
Average Selling Price at Retail
Retail Revenues
eBooks as a Percentage of All Books
Based on Unit Sales
eReaders
Unit Shipments
Worldwide Retail Revenues
Worldwide Average Selling Price (ASP)
Media Tablets
Unit Shipments
Worldwide Retail Revenues
Worldwide Average Selling Price (ASP)
Appendix
Regional Segmentation: Constituent Countries
Research Methodology
About the Authors
Andrew Sheehy
Sara Foster
Dr Dave Taylor

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Examples of Leading e-Readers
Figure 18: Main eReading Devices
Figure 2: Acer LumiRead 600 eReader
Figure 3: Aluratek LIBRE eBook Readers
Figure 4: Archos eReaders
Figure 5: Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet
Figure 6: Barnes & Noble NOOK eReaders
Figure 7: BenQ nReader K60 and K61
Figure 8: Hanlin eReaders (Models F7, C70, V60T, V90, A6 and A9)
Figure 9: Selected Hanvon Technology eReaders (Models E920, B630, N618, N516 and B520)
Figure 10: Hanvon C18 eReader with Mirasol LED screen
Figure 11: iriver eReader Products: Story, Story HD and Cover Story
Figure 12: Kobo eReaders
Figure 13: Boox Smart Reader
Figure 14: Selected Boox eReaders
Figure 15: Pandigital eReaders
Figure 16: Samsung eReaders
Figure 17: Sony eReaders
Figure 19: Brazilian manufactured Positivo Alfa eReader
Figure 20: Hanvon C18 eReader with Mirasol colour LED screen
Figure 21: The Infibeam Pi2 eReader
Figure 22: The Gobii eReader
Figure 23: Reeder range of eReaders
Figure 24: Book Publishing Industry - Qualitative Analysis of Cost Structure
Figure 25: Book Publishing Industry - Structural Changes
Figure 26: Comparison of Worldwide Shipment and Revenues for Media Tablets and eReaders from 2011 to 2016
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1: eBook Stores Around the World
Table 2: eBook Stores Around the World (continued)
Table 3: Main Advantages and Disadvantages of an ‘E-Ink'-type eReader compared with a ‘similar priced' tablet
Table 5: Worldwide Shipment of Main eReading Devices (PCs, Smartphones, Media Tablets and eReaders) from 2011 to 2015 (Millions)
Table 6: Examples of Some of the New Features Enabled by eBooks
Table 7: Comparative R&D Expenditure for Apple and Google in 2010 (USD, Billions)
Table 8: Acer Revenues and Net Income
Table 9: Aluratek LIBRE eBook Readers - Summary of Main Features
Table 10: Amazon Net Sales and Income
Table 11: Archos Net Sales and Income
Table 12: Archos eReaders
Table 13: Barnes & Noble Revenues and Net Income
Table 14: Qisda Corporation Net Sales and Income
Table 15: BenQ K60 & K61 (Key Specifications)
Table 16: Bookeen Cybook eReaders: Odyssey, Opus, Orizon and GEN3 (Key Specifications)
Table 17: Hanlin F7 and Hanlin C70 (Key Specifications)
Table 18: Hanvon Revenue and Income
Table 19: Hanvon Technology eReaders C920, B630 and B510 (Key Specifications)
Table 20: iriver Revenue and Income
Table 21: iriver Story, Story HD and Cover Story (Key Specifications)
Table 22: Onyx International: Boox A60/A60W, Boox X60/X60S, Boox M90 and Boox i62 (Key Specifications)
Table 23: Pandigital eReaders (Key Specifications)
Table 24: Samsung Group Revenue and Income
Table 25: Samsung E6, E65 and E101 (Key Specifications)
Table 26: Sony Revenue and Income
Table 27: Sony eReaders
Table 28: Summary of Cost Difference between eBooks and Printed Books for a Publisher
Table 29: P&L Analysis of Printed Book vs. eBook: Scenario A - Typical Print Run
Table 30: P&L Analysis of Printed Book vs. eBook: Scenario B - High Volume Scenario
Table 31: Comparison of Main Differences in Fixed Costs for eBooks and Printed Books
Table 32: Book and eBook Market Growth /Contraction Mechanisms
Table 33: National vs. Export Sales: UK Book Publishers (2006 to 2010)
Table 34: eBooks written by Penelope Fletcher (Self Publisher) and Haggai Carmon (Leisure Books) available on the eBook site Feedbooks
Table 35: Agency and Wholesale Book Pricing Models
Table 36: Intel Classmate PC
Table 37: ‘Aakash' USD 35 Tablet for Indian Market - Claimed to be the World's Cheapest Tablet
Table 38: OLPC Programme - XO Laptop and XO-3 Tablet
Table 39: Main Advantages and Disadvantaged an ‘E-Ink'-type eReader compared with a ‘similar priced' tablet
Table 40: Printed Books - Unit Sales for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa from 2011 to 2016 (Millions)
Table 41: Printed Books - Average Selling Price (ASP) for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa at Retail from 2011 to 2016 (USD)
Table 42: Printed Books - Retail Revenues for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa from 2011 to 2016 (USD, Billions)
Table 43: eBooks - Unit Sales for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa from 2011 to 2016 (Millions)
Table 44: eBooks - Average Selling Price (ASP) at Retail for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa from 2011 to 2016 (USD)
Table 45: eBooks - Retail Revenues for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa from 2011 to 2016 (USD, Billions)
Table 46: All Books (Printed Books and eBooks) - Unit Sales for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa from 2011 to 2016 (Millions)
Table 47: All Books (Printed Books and eBooks) - Average Selling Price (ASP) at Retail for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa from 2011 to 2016 (USD)
Table 48: All Books (Printed Books and eBooks) - Retail Revenues for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa from 2011 to 2016 (USD, Billions)
Table 49: eBooks as a Percentage of All Books (based on Unit Sales) for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa from 2011 to 2016 (USD, Billions)
Table 50: eReader Unit Shipments for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa from 2011 to 2016 (Millions)
Table 51: Worldwide eReader Retail Revenues from 2011 to 2016 (USD, Billions)
Table 52: Worldwide eReader Average Selling Price from 2011 to 2016 (USD)
Table 53: Media Tablet Unit Shipments for North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa from 2011 to 2016 (Millions)
Table 54: Worldwide Media Tablet Retail Revenues shown separately for ‘Apple iPad and ‘Other Vendors' from 2011 to 2016 (USD, Billions)
Table 55: : Worldwide Media Tablet Average Selling Price (ASP) shown separately for ‘Apple iPad and ‘Other Vendors' from 2011 to 2016 (USD)
Table 56: Constituent Regions
Table 57: Constituent Countries (Generator Research Forecasts)
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- Acer
- Afri Books
- AllRomanceeBooks.com
- Aluratek
- Amazon
- Apple
- Archos
- Asda
- Barnes & Noble
- Beam eBook shop
- BenQ
- Berstkinga
- Biblion
- Bookee
- Bookeen
- Bookeen Store
- Books On Board
- Boulanger
- Bouquineo
- Buecher.de
- Bukutablet
- Ciando
- D&R
- Darty
- EC Media International
- Eden-Livres
- Elkniga
- Epub Books
- Exclusive Books
- Fnac
- Fondo de Cultura Economica
- Furet du Nord
- Gandhi
- Gato Sabido
- Google Books
- Grammata
- Hanlin
- Hanvon
- Honto (2Dfacto)
- Idefix
- Imobilco
- JBook (Bunkyodo)
- Junglee
- Kalahari
- Kinokuniya
- Kobo
- Landmark
- Libreka
- Libri
- LitRes
- Little White Bakkie
- Livraria Cultura
- ManyBooks
- Numilog
- Onyx International
- Ozon
- Pandigital
- Papataka
- Powells
- Rakuten
- Read Without Paper
- ReaderStore (Sony)
- Readings
- Rufoof
- Samsung
- Saraiva
- Shanda Cloudary
- Skoobe
- Sony
- Submarino
- Tesco
- Thalia
- Todoebook
- Virgin Mega
- WHSmith
- Waterstones
- Weltbild
- eBookDiva
- eBooks
- iriver
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