The E-Book Publishing industry has absolutely thrived in the five years to 2015. With the debut of dedicated mobile reading devices called e-readers and multipurpose tablets, industry revenue soared as demand for e-books steadily increased. While this relatively new industry has flourished, operators face hurdles. One main challenge has been limiting viewership of free e-books. As e-books have become more popular, many websites have begun offering them for free. Another challenge is e-book piracy, which continues to rise. Sales and consumer acceptance have begun to slow recently, which is largely attributed to e-books losing their novelty and becoming just another book format, such as audiobooks or paperbacks. While the number of e-books will continue to grow strongly, the age of unabated sales growth is over as the average e-book sale per title continues to fall.
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.
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