The Book Publishing industry provides a range of services for authors including marketing, structural and grammatical editing, design and typesetting, sales and protecting intellectual property. The industry experienced considerable declines during the five years to 2016. Decreasing leisure time and weak growth in disposable income resulted in lower book sales, especially for print books. The decrease in print book sales is only partly being offset by increases in e-book sales; as a result, industry revenue has steadily declined since 2009. Going forward, IBISWorld estimates that revenue for the Canadian Book Publishing industry will decrease. There is no indication that print sales will regain their strength, which will lead industry operators to seek additional revenue from e-books.
The Book Publishing industry edits and designs books. Book publishers also engage in marketing activities and make distribution agreements with operators in the Book, Magazine & Newspaper Wholesaling industry. The industry includes e-book publishing, but excludes authors, who are part of the Performers and Creative Artists industry, or the Printing industry (IBISWorld report 32311CA).
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.