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E-Book Publishing in the US - Industry Market Research Report

E-Book Publishing

The E-Book Publishing industry has declined sharply over the past five years. Prior to the period, e-book sales surged with the introduction of new mobile devices. However, industry-relevant revenue has dropped over the five years as e-book sales have matured as a product category. Additionally, there are signs that consumers may be tiring of digital media texts and that many continue to consume printed material either alone or in tandem with e-books when seeking longer-form book content. Over the next five years, the industry is expected to slowly recover and grow in line with the larger book publishing market.

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. The industry does not include authors who self-publish (see 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 (2018)
    • 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 (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • 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 Amazon.com Inc. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table HarperCollins Publishers (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Simon & Schuster (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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