Overview

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.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Consumers have continued to migrate towards purchasing products online, affecting revenue
  • Trade books are often produced in large print runs to maximise economies of scale
  • Australian online retailers will continue to face intense competition from foreign operators

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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...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry has high entry barriers, although this level has decreased slightly over the past five years. The major barriers to entry in the industry are a lack of reputation, an inability to achieve economies of scale and initial capital requirements. New entrants can fail to compete with well-established companies. Popular authors with the ability to generate revenue for book publishers are likely to contract the rights to their works with established players that have strong reputations and can promote major titles. In addition, larger well-established publishers can achieve economies of scale, meaning that books can be released at more affordable price points. New..

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    Additional Insights for the Book Publishing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Book Publishing Industry are

  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from education and training and Internet connections in the Book Publishing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    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 fiction
    Adult non-fiction
    Children's books
    Educational books
    Industry Activities
    Atlas publishing
    Book publishing
    E-book publishing
    Encyclopedia publishing
    Technical manual publishing
    Textbook publishing
    Travel guidebook publishing

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from education and training
  • Internet connections
  • Real household discretionary income
  • US dollars per Australian dollar
  • Population aged between 18 and 25

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • E-books sales
  • Brave new world
  • Table: Book Publishing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Book Publishing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Book and Magazine Wholesaling
  • Department Stores
  • Newspaper and Book Retailing
  • Education and Training
  • Libraries and Archives

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Printing
  • Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Educational books
  • Adult non-fiction
  • Adult fiction
  • Children's books
  • Other
  • Chart: Book Publishing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Direct sales
  • Book retailers
  • Online retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Book Publishing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Subcontracting
  • Royalties
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Book Publishing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Book Publishing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Penguin Random House Australia Pty LtdPearson Australia Holdings Pty LimitedScholastic Australia Pty Limited
  • Table: Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Pearson Australia Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Scholastic Australia Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Book Publishing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Book Publishing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Copyright
  • The protection that gives authors and other creative artists legal ownership of their work.
  • E-Reader
  • An electronic reading device that can be used to read books, magazines, newspapers and other published material.
  • Imprint
  • The trade name under which a work is published. Publishers can have multiple imprints that target different consumer demographics.
  • Licence
  • The right to publish an author's work and sell it as widely as possible. A publisher can also license a book to other publishers.
  • Trade Books
  • Books published for distribution to the general public rather than a specific market.
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    This report on Book Publishing:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Book Publishing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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