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Book Publishing in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Book Publishing Market Research Report | ANZSIC J5413 | Jul 2016

Off the books: The rise of foreign e-tailers is expected to reduce demand for Australian book publishers

The Book Publishing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Book Publishing industry has contracted over the past five years. Industry revenue is forecast to decline at an annualised 2.2% over the five years through 2016-17, to $1.5 billion. The way consumers read and purchase books has changed significantly over this period. Consumers are increasingly buying print books and e-books online, rather than shopping at local bookstores. E-books can be read using e-readers or tablets. Because many books can be stored on one device, e-books offer customers greater convenience. Parallel import restrictions (PIRs) protect the local publishing industry. These restrictions prevent the large-scale importation of books that have been published domestically within 30 days of their international release... 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 of online platforms and hardware such as tablets and e-readers have contributed to the industry's decline. 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?

Industry firms 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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