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Global Tax, Accounting and Business Publishing 2013-2014

With competition at an all-time high in the professional publishing industry worldwide, informed market intelligence on how publishers can capitalize on the most lucrative opportunities and conquer the most formidable challenges is more critical than ever before.

Global Tax, Accounting and Business Publishing 2013-2014 provides a comprehensive, analytical look at the overall landscape of the $7 billion global markets for tax, accounting and business information.

This report helps publishers position themselves for growth by tracking and evaluating key trends, such as: 

Market size by medium: books, journals, newsletters/looseleafs/directories, online services/A&I and other
Market size by geographic region: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and ROW
Segment growth drivers
Key mergers and acquisitions activity
Market share, growth and business strategies of leading publishers
Publishing activity and geographic forecast 2013-2016.

The report offers a breakdown of industry revenue by major publishing activities and can be used to evaluate growth potential, understand trends affecting the industry, size the competition, review potential partner or acquisition profiles, examine revenue rankings and forecasts, benchmark performance, and plan short- and long-term growth strategies.

Some of the publishing trends outlined in the report include:

The number of accounting professional on the rise
Rise of the tablet as the device of choice for professionals
Social media as a business information platform
The impact of e-books
Growing importance of emerging markets

Global Tax, Accounting and Business Publishing 2013-2014 is an essential tool for publishing executives, M&A advisors, market analysts, and industry consultants who need to understand the business strategies driving the professional publishing industry.

Simba’s Professional Publishing market figures are global in scope. It’s a global market. If you’re competing in one or all of these segments, the competition does not conform to lines on a map. This report, and the others in the series, is produced to help executives make decisions in this environment.

Simba has a knowledge base from almost 20 years worth of perspective on these markets. This is not a static industry. It’s one that’s affected by rapid changes in technology, the economy, mergers, partnerships and public policy and library budgets. Simba’s experienced analysts and daily on the ball coverage is the bedrock for these reports.


  • Methodology
  • Executive Summary
  • Market Overview
    • Introduction
    • Market Size and Growth
      • Table Global Business Publishing Market by Media, 2010-2012 ($ in millions)
      • Table Global Business Publishing Market Share by Media, 2012 (In percent)
      • Online Services/A&I
      • Books
      • Newsletters/Looseleafs/Directories
      • Journals
      • Other
    • Tax, Accounting & Business Publishing by Geography
      • Table Global Business Publishing Market by Region, 2010-2012 ($ in millions)
      • Table Global Business Publishing, Regional Market Share, 2012 (In percent)
      • North America
      • Europe
      • Asia-Pacific
        • Table Business Publishing in Asia-Pacific by Company, 2012 ($ in millions)
      • Rest of World
  • Global Competitors
    • Introduction
    • Key Competitors
      • Table Leading Global Business Publishers, Ranked by 2012 Business Publishing Revenue ($ in millions)
    • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
      • Table Key Business Publishing M&A Activity, January 2012-April 2013
    • AICPA
    • Bloomberg BNA
    • Business & Legal Resources
    • Groupe Revue Fiduciaire
    • Informa
    • Harvard Business Publishing
    • John Wiley & Sons
    • J. J. Keller & Associates
    • McGraw-Hill Education
    • Pearson
    • Reed Elsevier
    • Springer Science+Business Media
    • Thompson Media Group
    • Thomson Reuters
    • Wolters Kluwer
  • Market Trends & Forecast
    • Introduction
    • Number of Accounting Professionals in the U.S. on the Rise
      • Table Accountant & Auditors Employed in the U.S., 2007-2012 (In 000 employed)
    • Advertising Revenue Continues Its Decline
    • Divestures of Non-Core Publishing Assets
    • The Evolution of Digital Business Publishing
      • Dividing the Online Segment
      • Rise of the Tablet as the Device of Choice for Professionals
      • Serving Content to Mobile Media
      • Books as Apps
      • Social Media as a Business Information Platform
    • Tax, Accounting & Business Publishing Market Forecast
      • Table Global Business Publishing Market Forecast, 2013-2016 ($ in millions)
      • Media Channel Forecast
      • Regional Forecast
        • Table Global Business Publishing Market Forecast by Region, 2013-2016 ($ in millions)

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