mediaIDEAS (a global research and advisory firm) has just released a report with their predictions for how the US ebook market is going to grow over the next 10 years. Here's the high point from the press release:
According to the report, at the end of 2014, the US user base of ereaders will have grown aggressively to nearly 45 million, and the market for all categories of content sold for these devices will have increased to approximately $10.86 billion. And, by 2020, this ereader content market will have risen to more than $33 billion.
They just moved themselves into the category of: "People I know better than to pay attention to". If there's one thing I've learned as a blogger, it's that you can't make predictions for 10 years down the line. No reputable person takes these predictions seriously because there is too great a probability that the prediction will not come to pass. It's really little more than gossip. Heck, I know a bunch of people who won't make a prediction for a year in the future, much less 10. Things change to fast.