CHINA AND INDIA TO DOMINATE EDUCATION E-BOOKS
China and India are positioned to take a lead in digital publishing including e-books for use in higher education, digitizing existing content or developing digital avatars of print textbooks with enhanced features which, for example, can show up scientific diagrams in greater detail.
China’s digital publishing industry is booming with a mammoth US$12 billion output in 2009. It is propelled by large numbers of digital readers – over 40 companies are manufacturing e-readers in China, many of them offering similar functionality.
These companies are making a big push into the market or promoting their devices to publishers and content providers. Publishers in China have digitized a large amount of content to cater for their huge domestic audience.
Source: University World News