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Global E-reader Market 2014-2018

About e-readers

An e-reader is a digital device used to access and read e-books. The specialty of an e-reader is that it is handy, and end-users can carry this device without any extra effort. Moreover, e-reader vendors are offering licenses to access e-books either free of charge or at a discounted price. The whole library of e-books that can be accessed through an e-reader provides a great advantage for end-users compared to moving around localities searching for the right books and spending energy, time, and money. The benefits of e-readers are being realized by potential customers across the globe.

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global e-Reader market to grow at a CAGR of -21.17 percent in terms of unit volume sales over the period 2013-2018. In terms of revenue, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of -29.64 percent over the period 2013-2018.

Covered in this Report

This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global e-Reader market for the period 2014-2018. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of e-readers. The report presents the current market scenario as well as the forecast of substitute e-reading devices including tablets and smartphones.

TechNavio's report, the Global e-Reader Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global e-Reader market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key Vendors

  • Amazon.com
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Kobo
  • Sony

Other Prominent Vendors

  • Apple
  • Asus
  • Google
  • Hanvon

Key Market Driver

  • Increase in e-Learning Programs in Reputable Universities

For a full, detailed list, view our report

Key Market Challenge

  • Increased Market Penetration of Smartphone and Tablet

For a full, detailed list, view our report

Key Market Trend

  • Increased Awareness on e-Readers

For a full, detailed list, view our report

Key Questions Answered in this Report

  • What will the market size be in 2018 and what will the growth rate be
  • What are the key market trends
  • What is driving this market
  • What are the challenges to market growth
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors

Table of Contents

01. Executive Summary

02. List of Abbreviations

03. Scope of the Report

  • 03.1 Market Overview
  • 03.2 Product Offerings

04. Market Research Methodology

  • 04.1 Market Research Process
  • 04.2 Research Methodology

05. Introduction

06. Market Landscape

  • 06.1 Market Snapshot
  • 06.2 Market Size and Forecast by Volume
  • 06.3 Market Size and Forecast by Revenue
  • 06.4 Five Forces Analysis

07. Geographical Segmentation

  • 07.1 Global e-reader Market by Geographical Segmentation 2013

08. Key Leading Countries

  • 08.1 US
  • 08.2 UK

09. Buying Criteria

10. Market Growth Drivers

11. Drivers and their Impact

12. Market Challenges

13. Impact of Drivers and Challenges

14. Market Trends

15. Trends and their Impact

16. Vendor Landscape

  • 16.1 Competitive Scenario
  • 16.2 Other Prominent Vendors

17. Key Vendor Analysis

  • 17.1 Amazon.com
    • 17.1.1 Key Facts
    • 17.1.2 Business Overview
    • 17.1.3 Business Segmentation
    • 17.1.4 Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013
    • 17.1.5 Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
    • 17.1.6 Business Strategy
    • 17.1.7 Recent Developments
    • 17.1.8 SWOT Analysis
  • 17.2 Barnes & Noble
    • 17.2.1 Key Facts
    • 17.2.2 Business Overview
    • 17.2.3 Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
    • 17.2.4 Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014
    • 17.2.5 Business Strategy
    • 17.2.6 Key Facts
    • 17.2.7 SWOT Analysis
  • 17.3 Kobo
    • 17.3.1 Key Facts
    • 17.3.2 Business Overview
    • 17.3.3 Business Segmentation
    • 17.3.4 Key Information
    • 17.3.5 SWOT Analysis
  • 17.4 Sony
    • 17.4.1 Key Facts
    • 17.4.2 Business Overview
    • 17.4.3 Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
    • 17.4.4 Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
    • 17.4.5 Business Strategy
    • 17.4.6 Recent Developments
    • 17.4.7 SWOT Analysis

18. Other Reports in this Series

List of Exhibits:

  • Exhibit 1: Market Research Methodology
  • Exhibit 2: Global e-reader Market 2013-2018 Forecast by Volume (in million units)
  • Exhibit 3: Global e-reader Market 2013-2018 Forecast by Revenue (in US$ billion)
  • Exhibit 4: Global Users of e-Reader 2013-2018 (in million)
  • Exhibit 5: Global e-reader Market Geographical Segmentation by Shipments in 2013 (in million units)
  • Exhibit 6: Global e-reader Market Key Leading Countries in 2013 by Shipments (in million units)
  • Exhibit 7: US e-reader penetration 2013-2018 Forecast (by percent of population)
  • Exhibit 8: UK e-reader penetration 2013-2018 Forecast (by percent of population)
  • Exhibit 9: US Education Sector Spending 2013-2018 (US$ billion)
  • Exhibit 10: Global Smartphone and Tablet Penetration 2013-2018 Forecast (by percent of global population)
  • Exhibit 11: Global e-reader Market by Average Selling Price 2013-2018 Forecast (US$)
  • Exhibit 12: Amazon.com: Business Segmentation 2013
  • Exhibit 13: Amazon.com: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013 (US$ billion)
  • Exhibit 14: Amazon.com: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
  • Exhibit 15: Barnes & Noble: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
  • Exhibit 16: Barnes & Noble: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014 (US$ billion)
  • Exhibit 17: Kobo: Business Segmentation
  • Exhibit 18: Sony: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
  • Exhibit 19: Sony: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
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