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Scholarly & Professional E-Book Publishing 2018-2022

Scholarly & Professional E-Book Publishing 20108-2022

This report provides an overview and financial outlook for the global professional e-book publishing market based on specific research and analysis of the leading competitors’ performance. Simba has used the information it gathered through primary and secondary research to estimate company, market and individual delivery channel performance in 2016. Company performance is estimated through 2018. Market performance is projected through 2022. This research was conducted in conjunction with a larger study of the overall market for professional publishing, including legal and business publishing, the results of which are available in the associated reports STM Online Services 2016-2020, Open Access Book Publishing 2016-2020, Open Access Journal Publishing 2016-2020, Global Social Science & Humanities Publishing 2016-2020, Global Scientific & Technical Publishing 2017-2021 Global Medical Publishing 2017-2021 and Global Legal Publishing 2015-2019.


  • Methodology
    • Definition of Scholarly & Professional E-Book Publishing
      • Scientific and Technical
      • Medical Publishing
      • Legal Publishing
      • Business Publishing
      • Social Science and Humanities
    • Scope of the Report
    • Sources of Information
    • Methodology for Projecting/Estimating Results
  • Executive Summary
    • Introduction
    • Key Facts & Trends
      • E-books Grew 5.6% in 2017, Stymied by Larger Decline in Print Book Sales
      • As Print Shrinks, the Book Ecosystem Shifts to Digital
      • RELX Is the Largest E-Book Publisher by Sales
      • Springer Nature Has the Most Scholarly and Professional E-Book Titles
      • Growth of the Market Leaders Lags Market as a Whole
      • Scientific and Technical Is the Largest Professional E-Book Market
      • North America Dominates With 52% of Global Professional E-Book Market
      • Cooperation Is Needed Even for the Largest Publishers
      • The Digital Landscape Opens New Legal Questions and New Business Models
  • Professional E-Book Market
    • Introduction
    • Market Size
      • Table Professional E-Book Publishing by Market, 2015-2017 ($ in millions)
      • Scientific and Technical
        • Table Professional E-Book Publishing, Share by Market, 2017
      • Medical Publishing
      • Legal Publishing
      • Business Publishing
      • Social Science and Humanities
    • Professional E-Book Publishing by Geography
      • Language Splits and Major Publishing Hubs
      • Currency
        • Table Global Currency Movements, 2015-2017
      • North America
      • Europe
        • Table Professional E-Book Publishing by Geographic Share, 2017
      • Asia-Pacific
      • Rest of the World
  • Leading E-Book Publishers and Aggregators
    • Introduction
    • Leading E-Book Publishers
    • RELX
      • Company Overview
        • Table Leading Professional E-Book Publishers, Market Share, 2017
      • Recent Company Performance
      • E-Book Publishing Strategy
        • Table Leading E-Book Publishers' Revenue1, 2015-2017 ($ in millions)
    • Springer Nature
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • E-Book Publishing Strategy
    • Thomson Reuters
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • E-Book Publishing Strategy
    • John Wiley & Sons
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • E-Book Publishing Strategy
    • Informa PLC
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • E-Book Publishing Strategy
    • Wolters Kluwer
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • E-Book Strategy
    • McGraw-Hill
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • E-Book Publishing Strategy
    • Pearson
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • E-Book Publishing Strategy
    • Thieme Medical Publishers
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • E-Book Publishing Strategy
    • Oxford University Press
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • E-Book Publishing Strategy
    • Leading E-Book Aggregators & Vendors
      • Table Leading E-Book Aggregators, 2018
    • Mergers & Acquisitions in Professional E-Book Publishing Market
      • Table Key Professional E-Book Publishing, M&A Activity, 2015
      • Table Key Professional E-Book Publishing, M&A Activity, 2016-2018
  • Trends & Forecast
    • Introduction
    • Current Trends in E-Book Publishing
      • World Economy Seems Finally to Have Recovered from 2008 Crisis
      • E-Books Have Become "Journalized," Learned Lessons, Business Models from E-Journals
      • Print Book Sales Are Falling, Only Partly Replaced by E-Books and Digital Collections
        • Table Professional E-books and Print Books, 2016-2018P ($ in millions)
      • Largest Players Lag Market Growth as a Whole
      • E-Book Publishers Cooperate
      • Libraries, Printers and Wholesalers Also Shifting Digital
      • Digitization Opens New Markets, Especially Among Backlist Titles
      • E-Books Provide Ecosystem Opportunities
      • Mobility Has Brought E-Books into New Settings
      • E-Book Online Piracy a Growing Threat
      • Open Access Books Finding a Niche
        • Table Leading OA E-Book Publishers Ranked by Number of Titles, 2018
    • Professional E-Book Publishing Market Forecast
      • Introduction
      • Scientific and Technical Forecast
        • Table Professional E-Book Publishing by Market, 2018-2022 ($ in millions)
      • Medical Forecast
      • Law Forecast
      • Business Forecast
      • Social Science and Humanities Forecast
      • Forecast by Geography
      • Forecast Leading Publishers
        • Table Leading E-Book Publishers Forecast, 2017-2018P ($ in millions)

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