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Global E-textbook Rental Market 2017-2021

Global E-textbook Rental Market 2017-2021

About E-textbook Rental

E-textbooks are the digital versions of printed books. With the growing penetration of the Internet, advances in technology, and increasing affordability, e-textbooks have emerged. This has given rise to the global e-textbooks rental market. The market has many publishers and rental service providers of e-textbooks. These vendors cater to a wide range of consumers at different pricing or payment models, including the pay-as-you-go and subscription models.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global E-textbook rental market to grow at a CAGR of 20.74% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global E-textbook rental market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global E-textbook Rental Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Bloomsbury
  • CengageBrain
  • Chegg
  • TextbookRush
Other prominent vendors
  • Alibris
  • Amazon Kindle Unlimited
  • BookRenter
  • Barnes & Noble
  • IndiaReads
  • iFlipd
  • Oyster
  • Scribd
Market driver
  • Cost-effective pricing model
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Increasing threat from open-source content
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Rising integration of software with digital textbooks
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global E-textbook Rental Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global E-textbook rental market: Bloomsbury, CengageBrain, Chegg, and TextbookRush.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Alibris, Amazon Kindle Unlimited, BookRenter, Barnes & Noble, IndiaReads, iFlipd, Oyster, and Scribd.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is rising integration of software with digital textbooks. Many vendors are trying to make digital textbooks convenient and useful for learners by providing additional features in them. A few of the vendors provide software with traditional textbooks.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is cost-effective pricing model. The cost-effective pricing model of the e-textbook rental concept is one of the key drivers of the market growth. Many students across the globe shell out a significant portion of money to buy books that are curriculum-specific to a certain term or semester. This is resulting in the increasing number of companies converting their conventional textbook curriculum into digital versions in the form of e-textbooks. Students are increasingly renting these e-textbooks instead of buying them online.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is increasing threat from open-source content. With considerable advances in the technological domain and low barriers to market entry, many niche players and a few of the established vendors have started offering free open online instruction material and resources. This is owing to the need to bring in a balance against the skyrocketing prices involved in buying books and other expenses in modern education system. These players offer information and e-textbooks at considerably low prices and at times the offerings are for free.

Companies Mentioned

Bloomsbury, CengageBrain, Chegg, TextbookRush, Alibris, Amazon Kindle Unlimited, BookRenter, Barnes & Noble, IndiaReads, iFlipd, Oyster, and Scribd.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Global education technology
      • Table Ed Tech impact
    • Global digital publishing market
  • Market landscape
    • Global e-textbook rental market
      • Table Global e-textbook rental market: Segmentation
      • Table Global e-textbook rental market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by payment model
    • Global e-textbook rental market by payment model
      • Table Global e-textbook rental market by payment model 2016 (% share)
      • Table Global e-textbook rental market by payment model 2021 (% share)
      • Table Global e-textbook rental market by payment model 2016-2021 (% share)
      • Table Global e-textbook rental market by payment model 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global e-textbook rental market by subscription services
      • Table Global e-textbook rental market by subscription services 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global e-textbook rental market by pay-as-you-go model
      • Table Global e-textbook rental market by pay-as-you-go model 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Global e-textbook rental market by end-user
      • Table Global e-textbook rental market by end-user 2016 (% share)
      • Table Global e-textbook rental market by end-user 2021 (% share)
      • Table Global e-textbook rental market by end-user 2016-2021 (% share)
      • Table Global e-textbook rental market by end-user 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global e-textbook rental market by academic segment
      • Table Global e-textbook rental market by academic segment 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global e-textbook rental market by non-academic segment
      • Table Global e-textbook rental market by non-academic segment 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global - Market size and forecast
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • E-textbook rental market in Americas - Market size and forecast
      • Table E-textbook rental market in Americas - Market size and forecast
      • Table E-textbook rental market in Americas - Year-over-year growth
    • E-textbook rental market in EMEA - Market size and forecast
      • Table E-textbook rental market in EMEA - Market size and forecast
      • Table E-textbook rental market in EMEA - Year-over-year growth
    • E-textbook rental market in APAC - Market size and forecast
      • Table E-textbook rental market in APAC - Market size and forecast
      • Table E-textbook rental market in APAC - Year-over-year growth
    • Top 5 global countries
      • Table Top 5 global countries
    • US
    • UK
    • Germany
    • Australia
    • China
    • Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Rising integration of software with digital textbooks
    • Emergence of compatible e-textbook formats
    • Growing popularity of e-commerce
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Competitive benchmarking
      • Table Vendor analysis
    • Growth strategy
      • Table Key vendors: Strategic initiatives overview
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Bloomsbury
    • Chegg
    • CengageBrain
    • TextbookRush
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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