India has been hailed as a prospective market for books, a derivative of the passion in people for reading. E-book, the digital format of book, was an unknown area to tread even four years back in the country. But, as new technology creates new readers, technology enthusiasts began to opt for e-books and read them on a regular basis. As the advent of e-books become more prominent in India, publishers and readers wonder whether if the era of physical, paper books is drawing to a close. Touted as a tech marvel, e-readers along with the recent addition of smartphones and tablets, have emerged as the supporting platforms that work in conjunction with e-books.
Drivers that help the sector to prosper include growth in education, increase in internet users, demographical alterations, increase of internet enabled computing devices, improvised content and publishers save costs in this format. Books will find its takers only when the literacy rate of population is healthy. Increase in the number of internet users has a close link with the growth of e-books as the product can be bought only through internet. Factors like demographical alterations affect positively as the youth take interest in trying out new innovative products and become more tech-savvy. Improvised content in the likes of multimedia enriched content, audio and video add-ons create that stir which attracts readers. Finally, publishers opt for this format as they save a lot of costs and manage to gain in the long run. While these factors can be termed as growth drivers there are certain factors that act as impediments to the sector including negative consumer perspective related to cyber security & piracy, high prices of e-book readers, majority focus on academic text books and lack of touch and feel element.
Some of the major trends identified in the sector include application approval from Apple, retail chain offering e-book reading application, drive to convert books into digital formats, foreign giant setting stores in India, technological add-ons, digital rights management and sports category emerges as a thriving option. The e-books market in India is though at nascent stage, however it is slated to usher in a positive change in the coming 1-2 years.
- Table of Contents
Slide 1: Executive Summary
Macro Economic Indicators
Slide 2: GDP at Factor Cost: Quarterly (2011-12 - 2014-15), Inflation Rate: Monthly (Jul-Dec 2013)
Slide 3: Gross Fiscal Deficit: Monthly (Feb 2013 - Jul 2013), Exchange Rate: Half Yearly (Apr 2014- Sep 2014)
Slide 4: Lending Rate: Annual (2011-12 - 2014-15), Trade Balance: Annual (2010-11 - 2013-14), FDI Annual (2009-10 - 2012-13)
Slide 5: E-books - Definition(Overview)
Slide 6: Evolution of e-books
Slide 7: Value Chain Analysis
Slide 8: E-books - Indian Market Overview, Market Size & Growth (2013-2018e), Market Segmentation (2013)
Slide 9: E-book in India - Snapshot
Slide 10: e-Books Market Demand - India 2013
Slide 11-13: Key Benefits
Slide 14-15: Print Book v/s E-book
Formats & Software
Slide 16-17: E-books - Formats & Software
Drivers & Challenges
Slide 18: Summary
Slide 19-25: Drivers
Slide 26-29: Challenges
Slide 30: The Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010
Slide 31: Summary
Slide 32-38: Key Trends
Slide 39: Porter's Five Forces Analysis
Slide 40-42: Competitive Benchmarking
Slide 43-86: Major Private Players
Slide 89-91: Strategic Recommendations
Slide 92: Appendix
Slide 93: Sources of Information
- List of Figures
Macro Economic Indicators
1. GDP at Factor Cost: Quarterly (2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15)
2. Inflation Rate: Monthly (Jul-Aug 2013, Aug-Sep 2013, Sep-Oct 2013, Oct-Nov 2013, Nov-Dec 2013)
3. Gross Fiscal Deficit: Monthly (Feb 2013 - Jul 2013)
4. Exchange Rate: Half Yearly (Apr 2014 - Sep 2014)
5. Lending Rate: Annual (2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15)
6. Trade Balance: Annual (2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14)
7. FDI: Annual (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13)
1. E-books - India Market Size and Growth (2013-2018e)
Drivers & Challenges
1. Total Education Market in India Size and Growth (2013-18e)
2. Literacy Rate in India (2001,2011)
3. Demographic Split in Education (2010,2015e)
4. Budget Allocation for Education(2009-10 - 2013-14)
5. Five Year Plan Outlay for Education (11th FYP, 12th FYP)
6. Total Internet Subscribers - India (Jul-Sep 2013, Oct-Dec 2013e, Jan-Mar 2014e, Apr-Jun 2014e)
7. Number of Broadband Subscriber - India (Jul-Sep 2013, Oct-Dec 2013e, Jan-Mar 2014e, Apr-Jun 2014e)
8. Internet Users - Age-wise Distribution (2014)
9. Average Time Spent on Internet - Age-wise
10. Smartphone - Market Size (Shipment; 2013-17e)
11. Minimum Smartphone Price (2009, 2014e)
1. Competitive Benchmarking - Key Ratios of Top 3 Companies - Operational Basis (FY 2013)
2. Company profiles
a. Financial Snapshot
b. Ownership Structure (Private Companies)
- List of Tables
1. Company profiles (All Private Companies)
a. Company Information
b. Products and Services
c. Key People
d. Key Financial Performance Indicators
e. Key Ratios
f. Business Highlights
1. Key Ratios Description
2. Sources of Information
- Companies Covered
1. Cengage Learning India Pvt. Ltd.
2. Dorling Kindersley (India) Private Ltd.
3. Hachette Book Publishing India Pvt. Ltd.
4. Harper Collins Publishers India Ltd.
5. MacMillan Publishers India Ltd.
6. Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
7. Random House Publishers India Pvt. Ltd.
8. Reed Elsevier India Pvt. Ltd.
9. Springer (India) Pvt. Ltd.