An E-Readers is a device that is designed mainly for reading books in digital form. These devices optimize readability, portability and battery life to suit the readers need. Students and business professional readers are expected to generate considerable demand for e-books. With internet availability on the go, e-readers can excess variety of books and easily find the meaning of words they are unaware about which makes the reading convenience.
Growing Number of Women Readers, Rising Online Fiction Book Sales and Audio-books are Gaining Traction Among E-readers
Increasing Availability of Free E-Readers, Rising Internet Penetration and Digitalization and Changing Reading Preferences of Millennial
Advancement in Battery and Enhanced Display Technology and Increasing Competition Expected to Lower the Prices
The Vendors Covered in the Study are:
Kindle (United States), Samsung (South Korea), Kobo (Canada), Sony (Japan), Apple (United States), iReader (China), Hanvon (China), Asus (Taiwan), Google (United States), JDRead (China) and BOOX (Italy)
Apart from Digital Millennium Copyright Act Basic “copyright laws” holds true for e-book readers as well. Only holder of the book copyright (mostly author) is authorized to reproduce or distribute the book. Thus, authors distribute their books through distribution company. Publishing companies and manufacturers of e-book readers must obtain authorization from a copyright holder if they intend to sell or reproduce copyrighted material through e-books. Unauthorized publication invites legal actions.
List of players that can be included in the study on immediate basis are Barnes & Noble (United States), ECTACO, Inc. (United States), News Corporation (United States) and FlexEnable (United Kingdom).