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Global Book Publishing: Market Research Report

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Global Book Publishing Market Research Report | Nov 2016

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Book Publishing global market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
The Thomson Corporation The Thomson Corporation  market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Economic uncertainty over the past five years, especially in Europe, weighed down revenue growth in the Global Book Publishing industry. Over this period, a transition toward digital technology, such as e-books, has created a fast growing segment; however, e-books are difficult to price, which has posed an interested challenge for the industry. In the coming years, disposable income and literacy growth will 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... read more

Industry SWOT Analysis

Advanced countries are the largest market for books, but consumer spending on books in these countries has been slow due to low disposable income and a transition to less expensive online products during the past five years. However, growth in spending on books in some emerging economies has been fast, especially as literacy rates and disposable incomes improve. Industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to the global economy, is forecast to grow at an annualized rate of 2.2% over the 10 years to 2021 as a result of these conflicting trends. Consequently, the industry will decline as a proportion of World GDP, which is projected to rise an annualized 3.1% during the same 10-year period.

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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
Consumer books (excluding textbooks)Education booksProfessional and scientific, technical and medical (STM) books
Industry Activities
Almanac publishingAtlas and map publishingBook publishingDictionary publishingEncyclopedia publishingGlobe cover publishingPamphlet publishingTechnical manual publishingTravel guide publishing

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