Book Publishing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Book Publishing Market Research Report | ANZSIC J5413 | Jan 2016

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IBISWorld’s Book Publishing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national 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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

There has been a revolution in the way consumers read and purchase books. Rather than going to local bookstores to seek out physical copies, consumers are increasingly buying print books and e-books online. E-books can be read using e-readers or tablets. Because numerous books can be stored on one device, e-books tend to be more accessible and convenient for customers. The local publishing industry is protected by parallel import restrictions (PIR), which prevent the large-scale importation of books that have been published domestically within 30 days of their international release. However, these PIR have affected the industry’s retail channels, with bricks-and-mortar retailers Borders and Angus & Robertson closing in February 2011, largely due to strong online competition... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Industry operators publish a wide variety of books. Educational and trade books account for the majority of industry revenue. Over the past five years, growth in book purchases from foreign websites has negatively affected the industry's other product segments.

Educational books

Students require textbooks in primary, secondary and tertiary education. Within schools, universities and other tertiary education institutions, the majority of coursework uses one or more prescribed textbooks. As many of these textbooks are specific to Australian requirements, the majority are published by local operators, providing a consistent revenue stream for the industry... purchase to read more


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What is the Book Publishing Industry?

Companies in the industry are mainly engaged in publishing books, including atlases, textbooks, travel guides and e-books. Firms that publish books exclusively on the internet are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Adult fictionAdult non-fictionChildren's booksEducational books
Industry Activities
Atlas publishingBook publishingE-book publishingEncyclopedia publishingTechnical manual publishingTextbook publishingTravel guidebook publishing

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