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The Global eBook Market: Current Conditions & Future Projections

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This report provides an overview of the global ebook marketplace, with both a thorough analysis and synopsis on key territorial developments, and a broad set of detailed references. It is a terrific resource for anyone interested in the globalization of digital (book) content production and dissemination.

The report offers coverage of the US and UK markets as well as a broad survey of data on emerging ebook markets across Europe as well as Brazil, China, Russia, and the Arab World. Special chapters also focus on piracy and the expansion of activities of the leading global players such as Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google, and Kobo. Key data on the more mature ebook markets in the US and UK serve as benchmarks.

Table of Contents

  1. Special Upgrade Offer
  2. 1. Executive Summary
  3. 2. Mapping and Understanding the Emerging Global eBook Market
  4. 3. English Language and Other eBook Markets
    1. United States
      1. Earlier Developments (through 2011)
      2. 2010–2011 Distribution
      3. Publishing and Bookselling Reinvented
    2. United Kingdom
      1. Debates Shaping the Book Industry in 2012
      2. Earlier Developments
      3. Pricing
  5. 4. Global Mapping Perspectives
  6. 5. Market Close-Ups
    1. Germany (Updated January 21, 2013)
      1. An Analysis of eBook Bestsellers in Germany
      2. The Coming Trends
      3. Available Titles
      4. Pricing
      5. Distribution
      6. Reading Devices
      7. Analysis
    2. France
      1. Developments in 2011
      2. Political and Cultural Context for eBooks in France
      3. Distributors
    3. Spain
      1. Recent Developments in 2012
    4. Italy
      1. Distribution
      2. eDigita
      3. Mondadori (and Telecom Italia)
    5. Sweden
      1. Distribution
    6. Denmark
    7. Norway
    8. Netherlands
      1. Distributors
      2. Reading Devices
      3. Pricing
    9. Austria
    10. Poland
    11. Central and Eastern Europe: eBooks in English and Local Languages
      1. Slovenia
      2. Lithuania
      3. Bulgaria
      4. Hungary
      5. Romania
      6. Serbia
      7. Conclusions on Central and Eastern Europe
    12. Russia
      1. The Russian eBook Market
      2. Main Actors and Driving Forces in the (Legal) Russian eBook Market
      3. LitRes
      4. Ozon
      5. KnigaFund
      6. BookMate
    13. Brazil (Update January 2013)
      1. Introduction (Fall 2012)
      2. The Digital Players in Brazil (Updated January 2013)
      3. Kobo
      4. Amazon
      5. Barnes & Noble
      6. The Brazilian Catalog: Growing Steadily
      7. Brazilian Distributors and Aggregators
      8. The “Good Problem” of Brazilian Taxes
      9. eGovernment
      10. Conclusion
    14. China 2012
      1. The Ambitious Plan Ahead—Combining Content and Capital
      2. Status Report
      3. The Book Publishing Environment
      4. Online Literature
      5. Key Players in the Digital Environment
      6. eBook Distribution
      7. International Cooperative Ventures
    15. India: Scoping the Potential
      1. Print to E: The Road to Transition
      2. Demographics and Readiness
      3. Tech Infrastructure
      4. Shopping for Content
      5. Amazon in India
      6. Publishers and eBooks
      7. Government Plays a Big Role
      8. Formats and Pricing
      9. Trends and Directions
      10. Notes
    16. Arab eBook Market
  7. 6. A Comparative Analysis of eBook Bestsellers in Europe
    1. Overview
    2. The Biggest Publishers Are Getting Bigger in eBooks
  8. 7. Key Drivers and Debates
    1. Key Characteristics of the Existing Print Book Market
    2. New Market Entrants and New Paradigms
    3. The Recent Expansion of Global Platforms
    4. Amazon
      1. Update from February 2013
      2. Amazon: Overview and Key Debates on Its International Growth
    5. Apple
    6. Barnes & Noble
    7. Google
    8. Kobo
    9. Self-Publishing
    10. Key Market Parameters
      1. Regulatory Frameworks
      2. Copyright Legislation
      3. Receptiveness for Foreign (English) Reading
  9. 8. eBook Piracy in Europe: The Example and Debate in Germany, and Related Findings
    1. Methodological Issues with Regard to Research on Piracy
    2. Overall Developments in 2012
    3. Coordinated Efforts for Tracking and Takedown Campaigns
    4. France
    5. Germany
    6. DRM: The Debate on Protecting eBooks
    7. Preliminary Conclusions and Outlook
  10. 9. Outlook and Projections
  11. 10. Media Partners
  12. 11. Acknowledgments
  13. About the Author
  14. Special Upgrade Offer
  15. Copyright