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Global Publishing Market 2016-2020

Global Publishing Market 2016-2020

About Publishing

Publishing refers to the process of communicating a set of information to the public through print, recording, TV, radio, or the internet. It involves writing, editing, and distributing content through print and digital medium. Publishing includes several industries such as education, banking and finance, music, government, and healthcare. In this report, we have considered only print and digital media, which further includes newspaper, books, and magazines from both the mediums of publishing.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global publishing market to grow at a CAGR of 0.22% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global publishing market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from newspaper publishing, book publishing, and magazine publishing.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Publishing Market 2016-2020, 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
  • Forbes
  • Gannett Company Inc.
  • Hachette Book Group
  • Hearst Communications Inc.
  • Meredith Corp.
  • News Corp.
  • Pearson Plc
  • Penguin Random House
  • The New York Times Company
Other prominent vendors
  • ABC News
  • Advance Publication
  • Al Jazeera
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Media
  • AOL
  • APN News and Media
  • Axel Springer
  • BBC
  • Bonnier
  • Bungeishunju
  • CBS
  • Cengage Learning
  • China Publishing Group
  • Daily Mail and General Trust
  • De Agostini Editore
  • DMG Media
  • Dogan Yayin Holding
  • Fairfax Media
  • Fairfax Media
  • Fox News
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Holtzbrinck
  • IEEE
  • Informa
  • Institute of Physics Publishing
  • Johnston Press
  • Kadokawa Publishing
  • Kensington Publishing
  • Kodansha
  • Lee Enterprises
  • Macmillan Publishers
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Mecom Group
  • New York Media
  • Pamela Drucker Mann
  • Planeta Corporación
  • Postmedia Network Canada
  • ProQuest
  • RELX Group
  • RCS Media Group
  • Rodale
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Sanoma Media
  • Schibsted
  • Seven West Media
  • Shogakukan
  • Singapore Press Holdings
  • Tamedia
  • Telegraaf Media Groep
  • TEN: The Enthusiast Network
  • The Hindu Group
  • The McClatchy
  • The Newsweek Daily Beast
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Time
  • Trusted Media Brands
  • Viacom
  • Wenner Media
  • Wiley Publishing
  • Wolters Kluwer
Market driver
  • High adoption of e-books
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Low revenue from digital newspapers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Digital content as future of book publishing
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 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?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Publishing Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global publishing market: Amazon, Forbes, Gannett Company, Hachette Book, Hearst, Meredith, News, Pearson, Penguin Random House, and The New York Times Company.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ABC News, Advance Publication, Al Jazeera, American Chemical Society, American Media, AOL, APN News and Media, Axel Springer, BBC, Bonnier, Bungeishunju, CBS, Cengage Learning, China Publishing, Daily Mail and General Trust, De Agostini Editore, DMG Media, Dogan Yayin Holding, Fairfax Media, Fairfax Media, Fox News, HarperCollins Publishers, Holtzbrinck, IEEE, Informa, Institute of Physics Publishing, Johnston Press, Kadokawa Publishing, Kensington Publishing, Kodansha, Lee Enterprises, Macmillan Publishers, McGraw-Hill, Mecom, New York Media, Pamela Drucker Mann, Planeta Corporación, Postmedia Network Canada, ProQuest, RELX, RCS Media, Rodale, Royal Society of Chemistry, Sanoma Media, Schibsted, Seven West Media, Shogakukan, Singapore Press Holdings, Tamedia, Telegraaf Media, The Enthusiast Network, The Hindu, The McClatchy, The Newsweek Daily Beast, , Time, Trusted Media Brands, Viacom, Wenner Media, Wiley Publishing, and Wolters Kluwer.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Growing popularity of indie authors will be a key trend for market growth. During the early days of the publishing market, authors were dependent on publishers for publishing their content because only they had a knowledge of professional publishing, control over the printing press, and retail distribution. Indie authors refer to self-publishing, where the writer has complete control over their content and its publishing. In traditional book publishing, authors earned only 15%-20% of their book's cost. However, in self-publishing, the role of the publishing house is completely overruled, which means that the authors earn nearly 60%-80% of their book's listed price as their royalty. Indie authors will constitute a major portion of the market in the coming years with the increase in the number of self-published titles and self-published authors. However, burgeoning indie authors could also mean the decline in the sales of their digital books, because of high competition. Therefore, the rise in self-publishing authors is also likely to pose a threat to the growth of the indie authors during the forecast period.”

According to the report, availability of digital books in e-commerce websites will be a key driver for market growth. -commerce is growing by leaps and bounds. In 2015, the revenue generated by the global e-commerce market was $1.79 trillion, which is likely to increase to $4.62 trillion, growing at a CAGR of 20.88% during the forecast period. E-books eliminate the cost of printing and various distribution channels, which eventually decreases its selling price. In 2015, 55% of the consumer book buyers preferred to purchase books through e-commerce. This is mainly because of the growing reach of the e-commerce vendors. Other reasons for the increasing adoption of e-commerce for buying books are easy payment options, prompt delivery, and hassle-free return policy, which also increases the credibility of the e-commerce vendors. Few popular e-commerce vendors offering consumer books are eBay, Amazon, Walmart, and Alibaba.

Further, the report states that low revenue from digital newspapers will be a challenge for the market. The newspaper publishing market has benefitted from digital advertising revenue, but only to a certain extent. The digital platform provides ample space for advertising, which has reduced its value and the revenue generated from it. Moreover, digital advertisements are less effective than print ads as the user has control over the content. They can close the ad or can go to different sites to read the news. For the newspaper publishers, profits earned from digital advertisements is far less than the losses in print advertising, resulting in an overall negative growth in advertising income. This decline in advertising revenue for print newspapers is attributed to the drop in the number of classified advertising, which has shifted to the online platform with specialized websites providing different services.

Companies Mentioned

Amazon, Forbes, Gannett Company, Hachette Book, Hearst, Meredith, News, Pearson, Penguin Random House, The New York Times Company, ABC News, Advance Publication, Al Jazeera, American Chemical Society, American Media, AOL, APN News and Media, Axel Springer, BBC, Bonnier, Bungeishunju, CBS, Cengage Learning, China Publishing, Daily Mail and General Trust, De Agostini Editore, DMG Media, Dogan Yayin Holding, Fairfax Media, Fairfax Media, Fox News, HarperCollins Publishers, Holtzbrinck, IEEE, Informa, Institute of Physics Publishing, Johnston Press, Kadokawa Publishing, Kensington Publishing, Kodansha, Lee Enterprises, Macmillan Publishers, McGraw-Hill, Mecom, New York Media, Pamela Drucker Mann, Planeta Corporación, Postmedia Network Canada, ProQuest, RELX, RCS Media, Rodale, Royal Society of Chemistry, Sanoma Media, Schibsted, Seven West Media, Shogakukan, Singapore Press Holdings, Tamedia, Telegraaf Media, The Enthusiast Network, The Hindu, The McClatchy, The Newsweek Daily Beast, , Time, Trusted Media Brands, Viacom, Wenner Media, Wiley Publishing, Wolters Kluwer.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • End-user segment
    • Base year
    • Vendor segmentation
    • Summation errors
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Overview of global publishing market 2015
    • Product life cycle
      • Table Product life cycle of publishing market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global publishing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Global publishing market by type
      • Table Global publishing market by type 2015-2020
      • Table Revenue comparison of global publishing market by type 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table CAGR comparison of global publishing market by type 2015-2020 (revenue)
    • Global newspaper publishing market
      • Table Global newspaper publishing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Cost split of newspaper 2015
    • Global book publishing market
      • Table Global book publishing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Leading publishing houses 2015
    • Global magazine publishing market
      • Table Global magazine publishing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by platform
    • Global publishing market by platform
      • Table Global publishing market by platform 2015-2020
      • Table Revenue comparison of global publishing market by platform 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by traditional publishing
    • Global traditional publishing market
      • Table Global traditional publishing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global traditional publishing market by type 2015-2020
      • Table Revenue comparison of global traditional publishing market by type 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table CAGR comparison of global traditional publishing market by type 2015-2020 (revenue)
    • Global print newspaper publishing market
      • Table Global print newspaper publishing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global print book publishing market
      • Table Global print book publishing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global consumer print book publishing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Share of consumer print book buyers by gender 2015
      • Table Global educational print book publishing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global professional print book publishing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global print magazine publishing market
      • Table Global print magazine publishing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global print consumer magazine publishing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global print trade magazine publishing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by digital publishing
    • Global digital publishing market
      • Table Global digital publishing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global digital publishing market by type 2015-2020
      • Table Revenue comparison of global traditional publishing market by type 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table CAGR comparison of global digital publishing market by type 2015-2020 (revenue)
    • Global e-book publishing market
      • Table Global e-book publishing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Value chain of e-book publishing 2015
      • Table Global consumer e-book publishing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Share of consumer e-book buyers by gender 2015
      • Table Global professional e-book publishing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global education e-book publishing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global digital newspaper publishing market
      • Table Global digital newspaper publishing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global digital magazine publishing market
      • Table Global digital magazine publishing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global digital consumer magazine publishing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global digital trade magazine publishing market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Buying criteria
    • Table Buying criteria
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global publishing market by geography
      • Table Global publishing market by geography 2015-2020
      • Table Revenue comparison of global publishing market by geography 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table CAGR comparison of global consumer book publishing market by type 2015-2020 (revenue)
    • Publishing market in Americas
      • Table Publishing market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Publishing market in EMEA
      • Table Publishing market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Publishing market in APAC
      • Table Publishing market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
  • Key leading vendors
    • Table Product portfolio of Meredith
    • Key highlights
      • Table Key highlights of the leading vendors
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors 2015
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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