The industry of electronic books as well as e-book readers is set to explode next year, according to Taiwan’s Market Intelligence Center (MIC).
According to Taiwan’s Market Intelligence Center (MIC) of the Institute for Information Industry, about 3.05 million e-book readers are expected to be supplied globally this year, up 177.3% from 2008, reports Taiwan Economic News. MIC predicted that global shipments of e-book readers will reach 19.76 million units in 2013.
E-book content revenues in the U.S. market only reached $63.4 million in the first half of 2009, compared to the $52.4 million in whole 2008, reports MIC.
S.H. Wang, senior analyst of MIC, indicated that the e-book industry has gone through the lead-product period, when the user habits, content preparation, business model forming and technical maturity developed into a better stage for pushing the new business into next growth stage.