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Mobile Information Systems
Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 55-68

E-Books on the Mobile E-Reader

Chulyun Kim, Ok-Ran Jeong, Jaehyuk Choi, and Won Kim

Department of Software Design and Management, Gachon University, Seongnam, Republic of Korea

Received 18 January 2013; Accepted 18 January 2013

Copyright © 2013 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The market for e-books has been established during the past several years. Many e-book readers are commercially available, and millions of e-book titles are available for purchase or free download. E-paper technology has matured enough to be used as the screen for dedicated e-book readers which make reading possible with the familiar feel of reading printed books. In this paper, we provide a comprehensive review of the status of the e-book, including the architecture and features of e-book readers, market adoption and e-book industry ecosystem.