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E-Book Publishing - Industry Market Research Report

E-Book Publishing

The E-Book Publishing industry has grown moderately over the past five years. E-book sales surged on the heels of new mobile device introductions in the early years of the period. However, industry-relevant revenue has slowed over the five years as e-book sales have matured as a product category. In addition, there are signs that consumers may be tiring of digital media, and that many continue to consumer printed material, either entirely or in tandem with e-books, when seeking longer-form book content. Over the next five years, the industry will grow modestly. Following the initial surge, e-book adoption is expected to slow and the industry will grow mostly in line with overall publisher sales.

Companies in the E-Book Publishing industry design books that are already in print for a digital format, and discover, edit and design books that are published exclusively in digital formats. It does not include authors who self-publish (included in IBISWorld report 71151, Performers and Creative Artists).

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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Number of mobile internet connections
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Penguin Random House (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Simon & Schuster (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table HarperCollins Publishers (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Amazon.com (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Hachette Book Group (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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