By Edward Nawotka
According to the preliminary results of the Internet Media Research Institute’s book business survey report 2013,(due to be published on July 18), Japan’s ebook market was valued at 72.9 billion yen (USD $740 million) in 2012. It’s a ten billion yen increase, representing a 15.9% jump over 2011. The same report suggests that the market could balloon to 240 billion yen (USD $2.4 billion) by 2017. Unsurprisingly, comics and manga publishing remains at the core of the market.
Source: ItMedia ebook user