Global Book Publishing
Fluctuations over the past five years have weighed down the potential for more profound revenue growth in the Global Book Publishing industry. During this period, a transition toward digital technology, particularly e-books, has created a fast-growing segment. However, they are generally priced lower than print works, which pressures revenue expansion. Meanwhile, more mature markets, such as North America and Europe, have embraced digital technologies early in the current period but have reached their apex, producing a saturated e-book market. Consequently, industry revenue is forecast to increase slightly over the five years to 2018. Disposable income and literacy growth over the next five years will also support industry growth. The increasing use of the internet will facilitate book sales and the convenience of e-books will also expand the overall book market.
This industry comprises enterprises, known as book publishers, which carry out the design, editing and marketing activities necessary for producing and distributing books. These enterprises may publish books in print, electronic or audio form.
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.