2013 will mark the year in which eReaders start to gain serious global momentum, ABI Reasearch is predicting. The firm believes that 2013 will see 30 million eReaders, or twice as many as predicted for the previous year, ship worldwide after years of the market being focused within the United States.
“In two or three years we will enter a period in which much more digital printed matter will become available in other countries and regions,” said ABI Research analyst Jeff Orr. “Western Europe will be first, followed by Eastern Europe and Asia, especially China.”
Research firm Forrester stated last month that only seven percent of Americans were making use of eBooks. The report went on to say, however, that Americans will purchase $3 billion worth of eBooks by 2015, up from a mere $9.66 million by the end of 2010.