Digital Publishing for Portable Devices

The market for eBooks and other digital publishing products is still in its infancy. Publishers are feeling their way, trying to avoid the rampant piracy and product value erosion that characterized the music industry’s switch to digital. Consumers are worried about the long-term use and value of their digital texts, which can be harder to share or resell than a paper book. Hardware makers and their partners—bookstores and software makers—want publishers to know their works will have a secure platform and wide audience, and want consumers to know their devices aren’t a flash in the pan. Content may be king, but it is also a servant to many masters.

This study covers the market for digital publishing to portable devices. Coverage includes the business models, online bookstores and software platforms that will become de facto digital publishing delivery standards.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Brief: Top-Line Forecast
  • Executive Brief: Drivers
  • Executive Brief: Inhibitors
  • Executive Brief: Market Share
  • Executive Brief: Summary and Strategic Recommendations
  • 1. Executive Summary
    • 1.1. Introduction
    • 1.2. Market Overview
    • 1.3. Definition of Digital Publishing
    • 1.4. Digital Publishing Market Drivers
    • 1.5. Digital Publishing Market Barriers
    • 1.6. Digital Publishing Market Opportunities
      • 1.6.1. Wholesale Model
      • 1.6.2. Agency Model
    • 1.7. The Outlook for Digital Publishing
      • 1.7.1. eBook Consumer Forecast
      • 1.7.2. Digital Publishing Market Forecast
  • 2. Technology Overview
    • 2.1. Digital Publishing Definitions
    • 2.2. Digital Publishing Technologies
      • 2.2.1. e-Reader Displays
        • 2.2.1.1. Electronic paper
        • 2.2.1.2. LCD
          • 2.2.1.2.1. Transflective Liquid Crystal Display Technology
        • 2.2.1.3. Touchscreens
      • 2.2.2. Media Tablets
      • 2.2.3. eBook Formats and Tools
        • 2.2.3.1. Adobe Digital Editions and Digital Magazine Viewer
        • 2.2.3.2. ePub
        • 2.2.3.3. AZW
        • 2.2.3.4. iBooks
        • 2.2.3.5. Flash
        • 2.2.3.6. HTML5
    • 2.3. Digital Publishing Platforms
      • 2.3.1. Amazon Kindle
      • 2.3.2. Apple
      • 2.3.3. Barnes & Noble
      • 2.3.4. Blio
      • 2.3.5. Borders
      • 2.3.6. DMC Worldwide
      • 2.3.7. Google eBookstore
      • 2.3.8. Kobo
      • 2.3.9. Sony
      • 2.3.10. Other Platforms
    • 2.4. Digital Rights Management and Piracy
    • 2.5. Wireless Connections
  • 3. Business & Regulatory Issues
    • 3.1. Overall reading trends
    • 3.2. Hardware penetration
    • 3.3. Software Penetration/Compatibility
    • 3.4. Reader costs
    • 3.5. Publishing industry costs
      • 3.5.1. Textbooks
      • 3.5.2. Magazines
    • 3.6. Publisher and Content Licensee Attitudes on eBook Pricing
  • 4. Market Outlook
    • 4.1. Forecast Methodology
      • 4.1.1. Primary, and Secondary Sources of Information
      • 4.1.2. Forecast Segmentation
        • 4.1.2.1. Consumers Who Purchase Books, Newspapers, and Magazines
        • 4.1.2.2. Electronic Reading Devices in Use
        • 4.1.2.3. ASPs for Electronic Reading Devices
        • 4.1.2.4. Electronic Reading Device Revenue
        • 4.1.2.5. Electronic Book, Magazine, and Newspaper Sales Units
        • 4.1.2.6. ASPs for Electronic Books, Magazines, and Newspapers
        • 4.1.2.7. Electronic Book, Magazine, and Newspaper Revenues
      • 4.1.3. Population Trends
      • 4.1.4. Content Consumers
        • 4.1.4.1. Digital Content Consumers
      • 4.1.5. Electronic Reading Devices In Use
      • 4.1.6. Electronic Content Consumption
  • 5. Company Profiles
    • 5.1. Adobe
    • 5.2. Advanstar
    • 5.3. Aldiko
    • 5.4. Amazon
    • 5.5. Apple
    • 5.6. Barnes & Noble
    • 5.7. CBS Corporation/Simon & Schuster
    • 5.8. Google
    • 5.9. Harlequin
    • 5.10. Hearst Interactive
    • 5.11. International Digital Publishing Forum
    • 5.12. Kobo
    • 5.13. The New York Times
    • 5.14. News Corporation/HarperCollins
    • 5.15. Next Issue Media
    • 5.16. Pandigital
    • 5.17. Samsung Electronics
    • 5.18. Scholastic
    • 5.19. Sony
    • 5.20. Symtext
    • 5.21. VitalSource Technologies
    • 5.22. Woodwing
    • 5.23. XanEdu Publishing Inc.
  • 6. Industry Directory
  • 7. Acronyms

Tables

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  1. Consumers Who Purchase Digital Books, Newspapers and Magazines, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  2. Digital Publishing Revenue, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  3. eBook Formats,
  4. Representative E Ink eBook Readers,
  5. Representative LCD eBook Readers,
  6. Representative Tablet Computers,
  7. Electronic Reading Devices in Use, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  8. E Ink Electronic Reading Devices in Use, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  9. LCD Electronic Reading Devices in Use, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  10. Tablet Computers in Use, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  11. Population, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  12. Electronic Book, Magazine, and Newspaper Sales by Platform, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  13. Electronic Book, Magazine, and Newspaper Revenues by Platform, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  14. Consumers Who Purchase Printed Books, Magazines, and Newspapers, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  15. Consumers Who Purchase Digital Books, Magazines, and Newspapers, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  16. Electronic Reading Devices in Use, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  17. Electronic Reading Device ASPs, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  18. Electronic Reading Device Revenues, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  19. Electronic Book, Magazine, and Newspaper Sales, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  20. ASPs for Electronic Books, Magazines, and Newspapers, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  21. Electronic Book, Magazine, and Newspaper Revenues, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016

Charts

  1. Digital Publishing Revenues, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  2. Electronic Book, Magazine, and Newspaper Revenues, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  3. Consumers Who Purchase Digital Books, Newspapers and Magazines
  4. Digital Publishing Revenues
  5. Electronic Reading Devices in Use
  6. Electronic Reading Devices in Use
  7. Consumers Who Purchase Printed Books, Newspapers and Magazines
  8. Consumers Who Purchase Digital Books, Newspapers and Magazines
  9. Electronic Book, Magazine, and Newspaper Revenues
  10. Electronic Book Sales by Platform
  11. Electronic Magazine Sales by Platform
  12. Electronic Newspaper Sales by Platform
  13. Electronic Content Revenues by Platform
  14. Electronic Content Revenues by Platform
  15. Electronic Content Revenues by Platform
  16. Electronic Content Revenues by Platform

Figures

  1. News Platforms American Adults Use on a Typical Day