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Book Publishing in the US
IBISWorld Industry Report

  • Publication Date:February 2013
  • Publisher:IBISWorld
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:33

Book Publishing in the US IBISWorld Industry Report

Shelved away: Strong competition will continue to weigh down demand for traditional books

Book Publishing in the USBook publishers experienced slow growth during the five years to 2012, and the next five years will bring more of the same. Record-high student enrollment numbers will propel demand for textbooks and trade books. However, persistent competition from the internet will pressure publishers to cut costs by using recycled materials and investing in cheaper printing technologies. Publishers will increasingly invest in e-books, which make up a small but rapidly growing portion of revenue.The Book Publishing industry edits and designs books. Book publishers also engage in marketing activities and make distribution agreements with wholesalers (IBISWorld report 42492, Book, Magazine & Newspaper Wholesaling). The industry does not include authors (included in IBISWorld report 71151, Performers and Creative Artists) or printing (IBISWorld report 32311).This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.

  • ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY
    • Industry Definition
    • Main Activities
    • Similar Industries
    • Additional Resources, INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE, INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE
    • Executive Summary
    • Key External Drivers
    • Current Performance
    • Industry Outlook
    • Industry Life Cycle, PRODUCTS & MARKETS
    • Supply Chain
    • Products & Services
    • Demand Determinants
    • Major Markets
    • International Trade
    • Business Locations, COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • Market Share Concentration
    • Key Success Factors
    • Cost Structure Benchmarks
    • Basis of Competition
    • Barriers to Entry
    • Industry Globalization, MAJOR COMPANIES, OPERATING CONDITIONS
    • Capital Intensity
    • Technology & Systems
    • Revenue Volatility
    • Regulation & Policy
    • Industry Assistance, KEY STATISTICS
    • Industry Data
    • Annual Change
    • Key Ratios, JARGON & GLOSSARY
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