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Global Consumer Book Publishing Market 2017-2021

About Consumer Book Publishing

Consumer book publishing involves the publishing of magazines or books intended for general reading purposes. Consumers read books and magazines while spending leisure time. They also read books to explore myriad topics and gain knowledge. The consumer book publishing market accounted for 52.32% of the global book publishing market in 2016, which is half of the parent market. Consumer publications are available for purchase at various retail stores, shopping complexes, and airports. They are also available in big-box stores, grocery stores, bookstores, and online stores. Consumer book publications are mainly of two types: traditional print format and digital media format. Print publications include newspapers, magazines, journals, and books. Print publications are facing tough competition from the Internet because of the rise in e-reading. With the increase in Internet use, the global consumer book publishing market is likely to witness a decline in its hard copy magazine purchases and circulation.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global consumer book publishing market to grow at a CAGR of 1% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global consumer book publishing market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of consumer book publishing.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Consumer Book Publishing Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Amazon.com
  • China South Publishing & Media Group
  • Hachette Book Group
  • Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
  • Penguin Random House
  • Phoenix Publishing House
Other prominent vendors
  • Bonnier
  • Bungeishunju
  • China Publishing Group
  • De Agostini Editore
  • Planeta
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Informa
  • Kadokawa Publishing
  • Kodansha
  • Sanoma Media
  • Shogakukan
Market driver
  • Popularity of e-books
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Low exit barriers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • E-commerce taking the lead as the largest channel for book sales
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Consumer Book Publishing Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global consumer book publishing market: Amazon.com, China South Publishing & Media Group, Hachette Book Group, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, Penguin Random House, and Phoenix Publishing House and Media

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Bonnier, Bungeishunju, China Publishing Group, De Agostini Editore, Planeta, HarperCollins Publishers, Informa, Kadokawa Publishing, Kodansha, Sanoma Media, and Shogakukan.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is E-commerce taking the lead as the largest channel for book sales. E-commerce is witnessing strong growth in the global market. The increase in awareness about the benefits of online trading has resulted in a significant rise in investments in the e-commerce business. Several offline trading companies and many established business houses are investing in online retail channels. Online retailing is a boon as it provides a platform for companies to reach customers in various regions.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Popularity of e-books. E-books have gained immense popularity over the last few years. Unlike printed books, which are difficult to accommodate at times, e-books do not require a library. E-readers can easily store thousands of books. E-books are also gaining popularity because they are quicker to access. Readers can easily download e-books for free or use paid services online. The e-book category offers readers a variety of books to choose from. E-books occupy less space, are easily portable, and do not present geographical limitations.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Low exit barriers. The US, Canada, and countries in EMEA are the early adopters of digital devices that support e-books. Owing to the growing number of publishing service providers, customers have an option to switch between providers. Various players provide a wide range of options for consumers to choose from. In addition, the global consumer book publishing market does not require high initial capital investments. The low barriers to exit pose a challenge to the market.

Companies Mentioned

Amazon.com, China South Publishing & Media Group, Hachette Book Group, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, Penguin Random House, and Phoenix Publishing House and Media, Bonnier, Bungeishunju, China Publishing Group, De Agostini Editore, Planeta, HarperCollins Publishers, Informa, Kadokawa Publishing, Kodansha, Sanoma Media, and Shogakukan.

  • Executive Summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Global book publishing market
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Market definition - Inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Market sizing 2016
      • Table Market size 2016
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing 2016
    • Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Global - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ bn)
      • Table Global - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2016
    • Table Five forces analysis 2021
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Table Bargaining power of buyers
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Table Bargaining power of suppliers
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Table Threat of new entrants
    • Threat of substitutes
      • Table Threat of substitutes
    • Threat of rivalry
      • Table Threat of rivalry
    • Market condition
      • Table Market condition - Five forces
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Segmentation by type
      • Table Type- Market share 2016-2021 (%)
    • Comparison by type
      • Table Comparison by type
    • Print book publishing - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Print book publishing - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ bn)
      • Table Print book publishing - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Digital book publishing - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Digital book publishing - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ bn)
      • Table Digital book publishing - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Market opportunity by type
      • Table Market opportunity by type
  • Market segmentation by distribution channel
    • Segmentation by distribution channel
      • Table Distribution channel - Market share 2016-2021 (%)
    • Comparison by distribution channel
      • Table Comparison by distribution channel
    • Online distribution channel - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Online distribution channel - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ bn)
      • Table Online distribution channel - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Offline distribution channel - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Offline distribution channel - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ bn)
      • Table Offline distribution channel - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Market opportunity by distribution channel
      • Table Market opportunity by distribution channel
  • Customer landscape
    • Table Customer landscape
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global - Market share by geography 2016-2021 (%)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • Americas - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Americas - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ bn)
      • Table Americas - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in Americas
    • APAC - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table APAC - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ bn)
      • Table APAC - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in APAC
    • EMEA - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table EMEA - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ bn)
      • Table EMEA - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in EMEA
    • Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • E-commerce taking the lead as the largest channel for book sales
    • Increase in adoption of iPads and Kindle for ebook downloads
    • Paperbacks becoming a popular choice among readers
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendors covered
      • Table Vendors covered
    • Vendor classification
      • Table Vendor classification
    • Market positioning of vendors
      • Table Market positioning of vendors
    • Amazon.com
      • Table Amazon.com: Overview
      • Table Amazon.com - Business segments
      • Table Amazon.com - Organizational developments
      • Table Amazon.com - Geographic focus
      • Table Amazon.com - Key customers
    • China South Publishing & Media Group
      • Table China South Publishing & Media Group: Overview
      • Table China South Publishing & Media Group - Business segments
      • Table China South Publishing & Media Group - Organizational developments
      • Table China South Publishing & Media Group - Geographic focus
      • Table China South Publishing & Media Group - Key customers
    • Hachette Book Group
      • Table Hachette Book Group: Overview
      • Table Hachette Book Group - Business segments
      • Table Hachette Book Group - Organizational developments
      • Table Hachette Book Group - Geographic focus
      • Table Hachette Book Group - Key offerings
      • Table Hachette Book Group - Key customers
    • Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
      • Table Holtzbrinck Publishing Group: Overview
      • Table Holtzbrinck Publishing Group - Business segments
      • Table Holtzbrinck Publishing Group - Organizational developments
      • Table Holtzbrinck Publishing Group - Geographic focus
      • Table Holtzbrinck Publishing Group - Key offerings
      • Table Holtzbrinck Publishing Group - Key customers
    • Penguin Random House
      • Table Penguin Random House: Overview
      • Table Penguin Random House - Business segments
      • Table Penguin Random House - Organizational developments
      • Table Penguin Random House - Geographic focus
      • Table Penguin Random House - Key customers
    • Phoenix Publishing and Media
      • Table Phoenix Publishing and Media: Overview
      • Table Phoenix Publishing and Media - Business segments
      • Table Phoenix Publishing and Media - Organizational developments
      • Table Phoenix Publishing and Media - Geographic focus
      • Table Phoenix Publishing and Media - Key customers
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviation
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