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Future of ebook/ereader market 2010

E Ink will lose its claim to near-100% market share for e-reader displays

Dual-screen mobile phones and netbooks will eat into e-reader demand.

Apps will make non-reading devices more e-book-friendly.

eReaders will get apps, too

Amazon will launch a suite of new touchscreen e-readers.

B&N will steal market share from Amazon and Sony

E-book content sales will top $500 million in the U.S.

E-textbooks will become more accessible, but sales will be modest

Magazine and newspaper publishers will launch their own apps and devices

China, India, Brazil, and the EU will propel global growth, but the U.S. will still be the biggest market.

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Size of publishing Industry

$15 billion industry,  growing 3%-4%yr on an average (2009)

AAP: Estimates Trade eBook Sales in US to be $54M
Japan: $82M eBook trade on cellphonesin 2006 in only five years (The Economist)
Korea: $150M in 2006 from $59M in 2005

Are forecasted to grow from ~$150 M in 2008 to ~ $550M in 2011

E-books saw a 24.1% increase in 2007, with a compound  growth rate of 65 % since 2002.”
– News release from the Association of American Publishers.
• American e-book sales in 2007, up by “12-15 trade publishers,” jumped to $31.7 million or 23.6 % higher than in 2006.

The Association of American Publishers estimates that sales of e-books jumped 68.4 percent in 2008 and further increased to 177 percent to $96.6 million in August 2009.
Looking at the bigger picture, the association noted that e-books account for only 1.5 percent of the $6.8 billion books sales of 2009. However, they don’t discredit the fact that e-books’ growth rate is outpacing hardcover sales.

The Association of American Publishers estimates that sales of e-books jumped 68.4 percent in 2008 and further increased to 177 percent to $96.6 million in August 2009.
Looking at the bigger picture, the association noted that e-books account for only 1.5 percent of the $6.8 billion books sales of 2009. However, they don’t discredit the fact that e-books’ growth rate is outpacing hardcover sales.

http://www.publishingtrends.com/2008/10/second-annual-industry-survey/

Estimated U.S. consumer e-book purchases in 2010: 6 million

Estimated U.S. consumer e-book purchases in 2009: 3 million

Number of downloads of public library e-books and other virtual library content in 2009: 19 million

Number of downloads 2003-2008: 10 million

Increase in new users in 2009 from 2008: 36 percent

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