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The Global eBook Market: Current Conditions & Future Projections

Book Description

The Global eBook Report documents and analyses how ebook markets emerge in the US, UK, continental Europe, Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the Arab world. It combines the best available data and references to specialized local actors, with thematic chapters, focusing on critical policy debates and on key driving forces, notably ebook bestsellers and pricing strategies across European markets, self-publishing, government regulation, piracy, and the expanding impact of global players.

The Global eBook Report is available for download from October 1st , 2013, at www.global-ebook.com. A project of Rüdiger Wischenbart Content and Consulting.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. Executive Summary
  2. 2. Mapping and Understanding the Emerging Global eBook Market
  3. 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
  4. 4. Global Mapping Perspectives
  5. 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
  6. 6. A Comparative Analysis of eBook Bestsellers in Europe
    1. Overview
    2. The Biggest Publishers Are Getting Bigger in eBooks
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 9. Outlook and Projections
  10. 10. Media Partners
  11. 11. Acknowledgments
  12. About the Author
  13. Copyright