The devices are only one part of the story, since the content being delivered appears to be changing as well. There is a lot of talk in publishing circles about ‘enhanced’ e-books and an assumption being made that books should accommodate the new technology while others just aren’t so sure.
The market for e-books clearly holds promise and creates excitement, but is it really growing or is it simply ‘reallocating revenue’ from the print side? Do electronic books really make a person read more, or does the easy transaction simply create that illusion? What devices do consumers really use to consume e-books and what are the new tablets, e-readers and smart phones that need to be watched?
There is a plethora of hype and excitement about electronic books which passes for market intelligence, but much of it has been published and promoted by entities that have huge financial stakes in a digital future. For reports on all of the trends in electronic books, it is going to be best to choose analysis from entities that have no stake in any action you may take.