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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Book Publishing industry is in the declining stage of its economic life cycle. Significant technological change in the form online platforms and hardware such as tablets and e-readers have contributed to the industry's downfall. While e-readers and tablets have instigated greater reading volumes among consumers, e-book prices are generally lower than print book prices. In addition, e-readers enable internet piracy, where consumers can illegally download books for free. Although piracy is far less prevalent in book publishing than in other publishing and broadcasting industries, it has grown over the past five years and continues to affect the industry.

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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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