Overview

Out of print: The growing popularity of e-books is constraining industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Newspaper and Book Retailing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growth in discretionary incomes has failed to stem industry revenue declines
  • Book publishers have turned to e-books to boost flagging printed book revenue
  • Internet connections and online shopping trends will influence demand for newspapers and books

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Newspaper and book retailers have faced tough trading conditions over the past five years due to declining sales of printed publications and increasing competition from international e-tailers. Competition from external operators, including supermarkets and department stores, has also affected industry trading conditions. The challenging operating landscape has reduced industry revenue, which is expected to drop at an annualised 6.4% over the five years through 2016-17. Consumer demand for newspapers has been influenced by trends in real household discretionary income, consumer sentiment, internet connections and the growing popularity of online shopping. Industry revenue is forecast to fall by 3.3% in 2016-17, to $3.5 billion...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Products retailed by the industry include newspapers, lottery products, magazines, books, e-books, cards, gifts and stationery. While book retailers predominantly operate as specialist retailers and concentrate on book sales, newspaper and magazine retailers usually supplement store sales by offering a range of other goods and services including lottery products, greeting cards, stationery, art supplies and photocopying services. The relative shares of industry revenue generated by each segment have been affected by a shift in consumers' reading habits over the past five years.

    Books

    Books are the industry's dominant product segment and are categorised as either fiction or non-fiction. These two types of books can be further divided by genre (i.e. sci..

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    Additional Insights for the Newspaper and Book Retailing Industry

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

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Being part of a buying group
  • Attractive product presentation
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    What is the Newspaper and Book Retailing Industry?

    Operators in the industry primarily retail newspapers, books and magazines. Industry players may operate as independent businesses, as part of a retail chain of stores or under a franchised model. Newspapers and books are largely purchased from the relevant wholesalers and then sold via stores or online sites to end consumers. Players that operate purely online are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
    Books
    Lottery
    E-books
    Magazines
    Newspapers
    Cards, gifts and party items
    Stationery
    Other goods and services
    Industry Activities
    Book retailing (including e-books)
    Newspaper retailing
    Magazine and periodical retailing

    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
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from online shopping
  • Internet connections

  • Current Performance
  • Trading landscape
  • Profit
  • Enterprises and employment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Online competition
  • Profit and products
  • Enterprises and employment
  • Table: Newspaper and Book Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Newspaper and Book Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Book and Magazine Wholesaling
  • Book Publishing
  • Magazine and Directory Publishing
  • Newspaper Publishing
  • Paper Product Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Books
  • Cards, gifts and party items
  • E-books
  • Other goods and services
  • Magazines
  • Lottery
  • Newspapers
  • Stationery
  • Chart: Newspaper and Book Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 35-54
  • People aged 55 and over
  • Business accounts
  • People aged 15-34
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Newspaper and Book Retailing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Newspaper and Book Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Newspaper and Book Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Newspower NewsagentsNextra Group
  • Table: Newspower Newsagents - financial performance
  • Table: Nextra Group - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Newspaper and Book Retailing 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 Newspaper and Book Retailing 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
    E-Book
  • An electronic or digital book.
  • E-Reader
  • Electronic reader - a portable device designed for reading digital publications.
  • E-Tailers
  • Operators that sell goods online.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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