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Book Publishing in Australia: Market Research Report

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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

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 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 Analysis Chapter

Growth in internet usage and the rising popularity of e-books have transformed the Book Publishing industry over the past five years. Book publishers have been forced to respond to large changes in the supply chain, following the collapse of many downstream book retailers. Online sales of physical books and e-books contributed to the collapse of REDGroup Retail, which owned Borders and Angus & Robertson prior to 2011. With many traditional book retailers going into administration, book publishers' traditional retail channels have been restricted. This has reduced sales volumes. Although book publishers gain less revenue per copy through e-book sales, consumers have purchased more e-books due to their lower prices and the convenience of reading on an e-reader or tablet... purchase to read more


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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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