Great expectations: Rising literacy and consumer spending in newly industrialized countries will bolster revenue

Fluctuations over the past five years have weighed down the potential for revenue growth in the Global Book Publishing industry. Over this period, a transition toward digital technology, particularly e-books, has created a fast-growing segment. Meanwhile, more mature markets, like North America and Europe, have embraced digital technologies early in the current period but have reached their apex. Consequently, industry revenue is forecast to increase slightly over the five years to 2017. Disposable income and literacy growth over the next five years will also support industry growth. The increasing use of the internet will facilitate book sales and the convenience of e-books will also expand the overall book market...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The shift toward e-books is expected to result in industry profit expansion over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The Global Book Publishing industry is concentrated in North America, North Asia and Europe. North America represents 28.6% of industry revenue, while North Asia and Europe account for a respective 28.2% and 24.5% of global demand. Distribution of book publishing revenue relies on individual regions' population, per capita incomes, participation in education, literacy rates and reading levels, the number of school-age children and the density of authors. The level of economic development in any given country is highly indicative of its industry concentration because most economic indicators are reflections of education levels and technological adaptation. In developed economies, education levels tend to be higher, creating demand for books and other reading materials. Dev...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Global Book Publishing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Book Publishing Industry are

  • Management of a high quality assets portfolio
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Control of distribution arrangements
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Global consumer spending and Number of students in OECD countries in the Global Book Publishing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Global Book Publishing Industry?

    This industry comprises enterprises, known as book publishers, which carry out the design, editing and marketing activities necessary for producing and distributing books. These enterprises may publish books in print, electronic or audio form.

    Industry Products
  • Educational books
  • Academic and professional texts
  • Trade publications
  • Consumer fiction
  • Children's Books
  • E-books
  • Industry Activities
  • Almanac publishing
  • Atlas and map publishing
  • Book publishing
  • Dictionary publishing
  • Encyclopedia publishing
  • Globe cover publishing
  • Pamphlet publishing
  • Technical manual publishing
  • Travel guide publishing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Global consumer spending
  • Number of students in OECD countries
  • Global internet usage
  • Global number of adults aged 65 and older
  • Global number of people aged 15 to 34
  • World price of wood pulp

  • Current Performance
    Restructuring and developmentNew markets sustain revenueTechnological shift
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Emerging markets stimulate growthConsolidationTransition to digital
  • Table: Global Book Publishing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Book Publishing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Wholesale Trade
  • Global Department Stores and General Merchandise Stores
  • Global Convenience Store Chains
  • Global Supermarkets

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Commercial Printing
  • Global Paper & Pulp Mills

  • Products & Services
  • Trade publications
  • E-books
  • Children's Books
  • Educational books
  • Academic and professional texts
  • Consumer fiction
  • Chart: Global Book Publishing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • E-tailer
  • Chain bookstores
  • Other retailers and wholesalers
  • Independent bookstores
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Book Publishing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages and depreciation
  • Marketing
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Book Publishing

  • Basis of Competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Book Publishing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Book Publishing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Book Publishing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Number of Students in OECD Countries (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Legal protection that gives authors and other creative artists legal ownership of their work.
  • Developed Countries
  • Countries with post-industrial economies, meaning the service sector provides more wealth than the industrial sector.
  • E-Book
  • An electronic version of a book that can be downloaded to a portable e-reader, smartphone or computer.
  • E-Tailer
  • A retailer that primarily sells goods and services via the internet. Many of these companies do not have brick-and-mortar locations.
  • Emerging Markets
  • Nations with social or business activity involved in rapid growth and industrialization.
  • Imprint
  • Trade name under which a work is published. A single publishing company may have multiple imprints; the publisher uses the different imprints to market works to different demographics.
  • Licensing
  • A process that gives a publisher the exclusive right to publish an author's work and sell it as widely as possible. A publisher can also license a book to other publishers.
  • Newly Industrialized Countries
  • Nations with economies more advanced and developed than those in the developing world, but not yet with the full signs of a developed country.
  • Trade Book Publishing
  • The publishing of books geared toward a general audience, as opposed to textbooks or professional books; also known as consumer publishing.
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