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Compiled By Corey Seeman. Questions? Contact Kresge Library.

Resources available for learning more about the ebooks industry and market. With the prevalence of the Amazon Kindle, iPad, Google Books, and other readers, information may be found in numerous sources. These are the ones most likely to yield greater amounts of information.

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[edit] General Searching Hints

  • You can search by the term "ebooks" or "e-Books"
  • You might also search for names of devices, like Kindle, Nook or Sony Reader
  • You might also look for general information on the book selling market

[edit] Kresge Library Databases

eMarketer / UM Users Link

  • Why use this?
  • Excellent resource on the Internet Economy
  • Includes numerous tables, charts and brief articles

Faulkner's Advisory for IT Studies (FAITS) / UM Users Link

  • Why use this?
  • Nice concise reports on a large variety of technology sectors
  • Includes numerous reports for ebooks and products like Kindle

Forrester / Ross Use Only

  • Why use this?
  • This is an excellent resource for anything related to the Internet economy
  • Great resources by searching for Kindle or ebooks

Frost and Sullivan / Ross Use Only

  • Why use this?
  • They provide excellent reports in a variety of topics
  • Search for "ebooks" and then sort by date
  • If you want to get a full PDF of a report, send the title and date to Kresge Library using this contact form

Gartner (All UM Link)

  • Why use this?
  • Though it does not have all Gartner content, they do provide the Hype Cycle Reports, including annual entries for Consumer Technologies
  • Search in this resource for "e-Book" - this will yield more results

IBISWorld / UM Users Link

  • Why use this?
  • They provide excellent reports on the book selling and publishing industry, including:
    • 45121 - Book Stores in the US
    • 51113 - Book Publishing in the US
    • 32311 - Printing in the US (includes book printing)

[edit] Analyst Reports

  • See the Analyst Reports wiki page for information on how to best find these important resources
  • Excellent if you are looking for the way companies (say Amazon) are rolling out the product
  • Thomson Research is best for analyst reports (be sure to use Internet Explorer with Thomson products)

Turning the Page, The Future of eBooks

  • Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers's Technology, Media & Telecommunications group published in early 2011.
  • 40 page report provides an excellent overview of the field and the changes that are expected starting in 2010.

[edit] Business News Resources

  • With any fast moving industry, you may want to utilize the resources that are available via the news resources

ABI/Inform Global (Proquest) / UM Link

  • Why use this?
    • Fantastic general resource for all business topics
    • Great information on companies, especially private ones
    • Good for information from press releases
    • Find the Wall Street Journal in full text from 1984 to present

Business Source Complete (EBSCO)

  • Why use this?
    • Fantastic general resource for all business topics
    • Great information on companies, especially private ones
    • Good for information from press releases

Factiva

  • Why use this?
    • Fantastic general resource for all business topics
    • Great information on companies, especially private ones
    • Good for information from press releases, analyst calls, and other business resources

LexisNexis Academic / UM Link

  • Why use LexisNexis Academic?
    • Great general resource for company information
    • Use Company Dossier (Business tab under search) for information on public and private companies
    • Extensive source for company news
    • Find the New York Times in full text from 1980 to the present

[edit] eBooks

eBrary Academic Complete

  • Why use this?
    • Excellent ebook collection that covers all subjects and topics.
    • Business Plan books that have keyword capabilities
    • Ability to see what is covered in information industry