The Korean e-book market grew more than five times last year. It stood at an estimated 10 billion won, which is equivalent to 9 million US dollars in 2010, but that number jumped to a staggering 45 million US dollars last year.
“I wanted to read books while I commute, but paper books are too heavy to carry, and I sometimes forgot to bring them with me. Smart phones are too small to read on. But with an e-book reader, I can read many books whenever I want.” – Korean student
And ebooks sales in Korean are expected to at least double, or even triple this year if analysts are correct.