A very extensive eBook report has been released and takes a look at some of the core and emerging markets. The report offers a status on the US and UK markets as well as close ups on ebook markets as they take shape across Europe, Brazil, China, India, Russia, and in the Arab world.
Thematic chapters focus on critical policy debates and on key driving forces, notably ebook bestsellers and pricing strategies across European markets, self-publishing, regulation, piracy, and the expanding activities of the leading global players such as Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google, and Kobo. Fundamental statistics on the more mature ebook markets in the US and UK serve as benchmarks, to help evaluation data from all other market developments.
The report focuses on the revenue drivers of the publishing world and how much the big companies are cashing in. One of the most interesting aspects is the growth of the emerging eBook subscription models, such as Nubico in Spain, Scoobe in Germany, Youboox in France, Oyster in the US.
You can read the full report HERE.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.