Wednesday 1 April 2015, Amsterdam
The new report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the E-book Market in the US: Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Barnes & Noble Inc. and Kobo Inc.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: E-books.com, Google E-books, Lulu, OmniLit, ReadUps and Smashwords.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from the report's team said: “A major trend witnessed by the e-Book market in the US is that the population in the US was an early adopter of digital content and the US has the highest consumption of e-books compared to any other country in the world.”
According to the report, one of the major market drivers is the increase in the use of portable devices, which allows users to purchase the book directly on their device and access the digital content from anywhere and at any time.
Further, the report states that one of the biggest challenges that the Global e-Book market faces is piracy. Many bestsellers are available on websites, which allow the reader to easily download them at almost no cost.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.