Book Publishing in Australia - Market Research Report

Book Publishing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -1.6%

Players in the Book Publishing industry have endured difficult operating conditions over the past five years. Consumers have been increasingly buying print books and ebooks online rather than shopping at local bookstores, which has limited demand for domestically published books. Traditionally, local publishers have relied on parallel import restrictions (PIRs) to protect the Australian industry. These restrictions prevent Australian companies from undertaking large-scale imports of books that have been published domestically within 30 days of their international release. However, major foreign book-retailing websites, such as Book Depository, can offer foreign-published books directly to Australian consumers, bypassing PIRs. Local demand has also be...
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Book Publishing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Operators in the Book Publishing industry are projected to continue facing challenging conditions over the next five years. Industry retail channels are likely to continue shifting, with physical bookstores losing ground to online retailers both in Australia and overseas. Australian retailers are anticipated to continue facing intense competition from foreign operators such as Book Depository and Amazon's international operations. The move to digitisation is anticipated to slow as the popularity of ebooks reaches saturation. Parallel import restrictions (PIRs) may change over the next five years, which would significantly increase external competition for industry firms. The removal of PIRs would represent a significant challenge for Australian book...
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Book Publishing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $1bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 1,191
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 4,097

Biggest companies in the Book Publishing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Book Publishing in Australia industry include Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd, Pearson Australia Holdings Pty Limited and Scholastic Australia Pty Limited.

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What is Book Publishing industry?

Industry Definition

Industry players publish books, atlases, textbooks, travel guides and ebooks. Firms that publish books exclusively on the internet are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products and Services

  • Adult fiction books
  • Adult non-fiction books
  • Children's books
  • Educational books
  • Other books

Industry Activities

  • Atlas publishing
  • Book publishing
  • Ebook publishing
  • Encyclopedia publishing
  • Technical manual publishing
  • Textbook publishing
  • Travel guidebook publishing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry players publish books, atlases, textbooks, travel guides and ebooks. Firms that publish books exclusively on the internet are excluded from the industry.

Main Activities

  • Atlas publishing
  • Book publishing
  • Ebook publishing
  • Encyclopedia publishing
  • Technical manual publishing
  • Textbook publishing
  • Travel guidebook publishing

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The number of internet connections can be used as a proxy for how many Australians have access to the internet. Websites such as Amazon and Book Depositor...
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Internet subscribers
Real household discretionary income
Trade-weighted index
Population aged between 18 and 25

Current Performance

Profit and participation
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

 Table: Book Publishing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Book Publishing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Book and Magazine Wholesaling in Australia
Department Stores in Australia
Newsagents and Book Retailers in Australia
Education and Training in Australia
Libraries and Archives in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing in Australia
Printing in Australia





Products & Services

Industry operators mainly publish two types of books: educational and trade books. Trade books are generally mass produced, while educational texts have s...
Direct sales
Online retailers




Demand Determinants

Demand for books is sensitive to price, accessibility and population demographics. Demand will generally be greater for books that are sold at lower price...
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Major Markets

Direct sales
Online retailers





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Book Publishing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Book Publishing industry displays low market share concentration, with the four largest players expected to account for less than 40% of industry reve...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Book Publishing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Book Publishing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd is a foreign-owned private firm that mainly publishes trade books. The Penguin brand was a wholly owned subsidiary ...
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Penguin Random House Australia

 Table: Penguin Random House Australia - financial performance

Pearson Australia

 Table: Pearson Australia - financial performance

Scholastic Aust

 Table: Scholastic Aust - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Book Publishing industry displays moderate capital intensity. In 2018-19, for every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.27 is invested in capital. ...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Book Publishing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Book Publishing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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