Scholarly & Professional E-Book Publishing 2020-2024

Scholarly & Professional E-Book Publishing 2020-2024

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 2019. Company performance is estimated through 2020. Market performance is projected through 2024. 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:

  • Open Access Book Publishing 2018-2022;
  • Publishing For The Mobile Professional 2018-2021;
  • Global Social Science & Humanities Publishing 2018-2022;
  • Global Medical Publishing 2019-2023;
  • Global Scientific & Technical Publishing 2019-2023;
  • STM Online Services 2019-2023;
  • Open Access Journal Publishing 2020-2024.
The overall market is divided into constituent subject categories of science and technology, medical, law, business and social science and humanities publishing. Only professional and research level publishing is included. This excludes both trade publishing and introductory level higher education textbook sales.


  • 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
      • RELX Is the Largest E-Book Publisher by Sales
      • Springer Nature Has the Most Scholarly and Professional E-Book Titles
      • Scientific and Technical Is the Largest Professional E-Book Market
      • North America Dominates With 52% of Global Professional E-Book Market
      • Signs of Maturity in Professional E-Book Publishing
      • Forecasters Optimistic Global Economy Will Recover in 2021
  • Professional E-Book Market
    • Introduction
    • Market Size
      • Table Professional E-Book Publishing by Market, 2017-2019
      • Scientific and Technical
      • Medical Publishing
      • Legal Publishing
      • Business Publishing
      • Social Science and Humanities
    • Professional E-Book Publishing by Geography
      • Language Splits and Major Publishing Hubs
      • Currency
        • Table Currency Exchange Rate Movements for Europe, 2017-2019
        • Table Currency Exchange Rate Movements for Asia-Pacific, 2017-2019
        • Table Currency Exchange Movements for Rest of World, 2017-2019
      • North America
      • Europe
      • Asia-Pacific
      • Rest of the World
  • Leading E-Book Publishers and Aggregators
    • Introduction
    • Leading E-Book Publishers
    • RELX
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • E-Book Publishing Strategy
    • Springer Nature
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • E-Book Publishing Strategy
        • Table Leading E-Book Publishers' Revenue1, 2017-2019
    • 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
    • McGraw-Hill Education
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • E-Book Publishing Strategy
    • Wolters Kluwer
      • Company Overview
      • Recent Company Performance
      • E-Book Strategy
    • Cengage
      • 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
    • Leading E-Book Aggregators & Vendors
      • Table Leading E-Book Aggregators, 2020
    • Mergers & Acquisitions in Professional E-Book Publishing Market
      • Table Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnership in Professional E-book Publishing 2017
      • Table Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnership in Professional E-book Publishing, 2018
      • Table Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnership in Professional E-book Publishing 2019-2020
  • Trends & Forecast
    • Introduction
    • Current Trends in E-Book Publishing
      • Signs of Maturity in Professional E-Book Publishing
      • E-Books and Digital Collections Cannot Blunt Print Books Losses
      • E-Book Business Models Evolve
      • University and Society Presses Launch E-Book Collections
      • Smaller Publishers, Local Language and Niche Players Have Room to Digitize
      • Forecasters Optimistic Global Economy Will Recover in 2021
        • Table World GDP Projected Growth by Region, 2020-2024
      • E-Book Publishers Cooperate
      • 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, 2020
    • Professional E-Book Publishing Market Forecast
      • Introduction
        • Table Professional E-Book Publishing by Market, 2020P-2024P
      • Scientific and Technical Forecast
      • Medical Forecast
      • Law Forecast
      • Business Forecast
      • Social Science and Humanities Forecast
      • Forecast Leading Publishers
        • Table Leading E-Book Publishers Forecast, 2019-2020P

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