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Consumer books have been called ‘analog’ in the digital age, but books are ubiquitous, inexpensive and continue to feed the entertainment and information needs of people around the world centuries after the printing press was invented.

It is safe to say the market isn’t thought of very much by most adults: they think about books one at a time or not at all. Even though a print book today looks very much like one that had been purchased decades earlier, a perfect storm of changes has been affecting the market and every player in it: From Random House to the random one-man publisher, everyone in the industry feels the pressures of printing and distribution costs, an image problem of being perceived as ‘old fashioned’ in a wired world, and a public which seems increasingly scatterbrained and distracted to even think about picking up a book.

Those points may make the book market and its problems look simple, but there are a lot of questions pertaining to the future of the book: How many consumers actually buy books and what are they purchasing? What effect are electronic books having on the market? What is the impact of retailers such as Target and Wal-mart having on books? Are independent booksellers and giants like Barnes & Noble really on the way out or does the future of books include those entities?

The best way to understand this surprisingly complicated marketplace is to use information that is bias-free, independent, and up-to-date, and our intelligence is all three.

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Books Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Media: Global Books and Magazines Retailers

    ...outlet number outlets, employees figures, address details and management information. Annual figures officially published by the retailers themselves is included in turnover. 2 sources provide reliable data we use these to make estimates, when official ... Read More

  • Publishing (UK) - Brexit Report

    ...individual reports detailing which firms will be most impacted by Brexit. Each report examines who in the Publishing industry is best prepared to deal with any market disruption and who needs to take stock of ... Read More

  • Publishing Global Industry Almanac_2016

    ...including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Key Findings Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, major segments, and leading players in the global publishing market ... Read More

  • Publishing BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) Industry Guide_2016

    ...descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Key Findings Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, major segments, and leading players ... Read More

  • Publishing North America (NAFTA) Industry Guide_2016

    ...the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Key Findings Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, major segments, and leading players in the ... Read More

  • Publishing Global Group of Eight (G8) Industry Guide_2016

    ...descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Key Findings Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, major segments, and leading players ... Read More

  • Publishing Global Industry Guide_2016

    ...including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Key Findings Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, major segments, and leading players in the global publishing market ... Read More

  • Publishing Top 5 Emerging Markets Industry Guide_2016

    ...descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Key Findings Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, major segments, and leading players ... Read More

  • Global Book Publishing - Industry Market Research Report

    ...has created a fast growing segment; however, e-books are difficult to price, which has posed an interested challenge for the industry. In the coming years, disposable income and literacy growth will support industry growth. The ... Read More

  • Amazon Best Sellers Tracker: Libro (Italy, November 2016)

    ...categories and countries on the Amazon websites. This service has been launched in October 2013 and represents the only benchmark available for Amazon. Amazon operates the most professional online marketplace in the world. Neither FMCG ... Read More

  • Amazon Best Sellers Tracker: Book (Canada, November 2016)

    ...categories and countries on the Amazon websites. This service has been launched in October 2013 and represents the only benchmark available for Amazon. Amazon operates the most professional online marketplace in the world. Neither FMCG ... Read More

  • Amazon Best Sellers Tracker: Book (France, November 2016)

    ...categories and countries on the Amazon websites. This service has been launched in October 2013 and represents the only benchmark available for Amazon. Amazon operates the most professional online marketplace in the world. Neither FMCG ... Read More

  • Amazon Best Sellers Tracker: Book (United States, November 2016)

    ...various categories and countries on the Amazon websites. This service has been launched in October 2013 and represents the only benchmark available for Amazon. Amazon operates the most professional online marketplace in the world. Neither ... Read More

  • Amazon Best Sellers Tracker: Book (Germany, November 2016)

    ...categories and countries on the Amazon websites. This service has been launched in October 2013 and represents the only benchmark available for Amazon. Amazon operates the most professional online marketplace in the world. Neither FMCG ... Read More

  • Amazon Best Sellers Tracker: Libro (Spain, November 2016)

    ...categories and countries on the Amazon websites. This service has been launched in October 2013 and represents the only benchmark available for Amazon. Amazon operates the most professional online marketplace in the world. Neither FMCG ... Read More

  • Amazon Best Sellers Tracker: Book (United Kingdom, November 2016)

    ...various categories and countries on the Amazon websites. This service has been launched in October 2013 and represents the only benchmark available for Amazon. Amazon operates the most professional online marketplace in the world. Neither ... Read More

  • Booksellers (UK) - Industry Report

    ...and PETER HARRINGTON LTD. This report covers activities such as books, book, literature, ecommerce, fiction and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest Booksellers (UK) ... Read More

  • Publishers (NORDIC) - Industry Report

    ...OY. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest Publishers (NORDIC) analysis is ideal for anyone wanting to: See the market leaders Identify companies ... Read More

  • Book Publishers (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ...AND MEDIA CO., LTD. and HOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest Book Publishers (GLOBAL) analysis is ideal for anyone ... Read More

  • Antique Books, Pictures & Maps (UK) - Industry Report

    ...HARRINGTON LTD, FOLIOS LTD and SIMON FINCH RARE BOOKS LTD. This report covers activities such as london, rare books, literature, globes, prints and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past ... Read More

  • Contract Publishing (UK) - Industry Report

    ...PUBLISHING COMPANY LTD. This report covers activities such as publishing, magazines, digital, contract publishing, apps and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest Contract Publishing ... Read More

  • Book Publishers (NORDIC) - Industry Report

    ...SCHIBSTED FORLAG AS and EDITA PUBLISHING OY. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest Book Publishers (NORDIC) analysis is ideal for anyone wanting ... Read More

  • Non-Fiction Book Publishers (UK) - Industry Report

    ...LTD and RYLAND PETERS & SMALL LTD. This report covers activities such as books, history, publisher, publishing, education and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s ... Read More

  • Book Clubs (UK) - Industry Report

    ...CLUBS LTD and MCDONALD PUBLISHING LTD. This report covers activities such as sewing fabrics, f&w media international blog, papercraft, kids books, brown watson and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the ... Read More

  • Book Publishing (UK) - Industry Report

    ...and THE BOOK SERVICE LTD. This report covers activities such as books, publishing, publisher, history, education and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest Book ... Read More

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