Lost for words: Industry operators have struggled to compete with free online content

The Magazine and Book Publishing industry has suffered over the past five years, as competition from online media has negatively affected revenue. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 6.5% over the five years through 2018-19, to $386.9 million. Rising internet connections and tablet ownership have constrained demand for physical print media over the period. Magazine circulation has declined over the past five years, as consumers have increasingly shifted towards online publications. Many magazine publishers have attempted to benefit from this trend by adapting their business models and developing online presences. However, magazine publishers have not been able to offset the movement away from paid subscriptions towards free and readily available content...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Competition from online media has negatively affected the industry over the past five years
  • Ebooks have grown in popularity, but are sold at a lower pricepoint than traditional books
  • Demand for magazines and books is anticipated to continue shifting towards digital channels
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Operators in the Magazine and Book Publishing industry distribute a variety of publications across both the magazine and book segments. Magazine types include women's magazines, business magazines, sports magazines, cooking magazines and other special interest magazines. In the books segment, publishers print a range of books including adult fiction, adult non-fiction, children's books, educational books, cookbooks and travel guides.Women's magazinesWomen's magazines make up the industry's largest segment. This segment caters to and aims to entertain specific demographics and markets. Gossip, fashion and cooking magazines are the main products in this segment. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Magazine and Book Publishing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Magazine and Book Publishing are:

  • Control of distribution arrangements
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Internet subscribers and Real household discretionary income in the Magazine and Book Publishing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Magazine and Book Publishing in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry players publish books, magazines, newsletters, comic books, atlases, textbooks and other products. The industry excludes publishers that only distribute material online, but includes the revenue of firms that have both online and print publications.

    Industry Products
  • Women's magazines
  • Other magazines
  • Books
  • Industry Activities
  • Comic book publishing
  • Magazine publishing
  • Newsletter publishing
  • Atlas publishing
  • Book publishing
  • Textbook publishing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Internet subscribers
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Average weekly hours worked
  • Demand from newspaper and book retailing

  • Current Performance
  • Book publishing
  • Magazine publishing
  • Industry profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry profit
  • Demand trends
  • Table: Magazine and Book Publishing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Department Stores in New Zealand
  • Newspaper and Book Retailing in New Zealand
  • Advertising and Market Research Services in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Printing in New Zealand
  • Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Women's magazines
  • Other magazines
  • Books
  • Chart: Magazine and Book Publishing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Media buyers and advertisers
  • Other markets
  • Retailers
  • Wholesalers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Magazine and Book Publishing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Magazine and Book Publishing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Bauer Media (NZ) Limited, Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited,
  • Table: Bauer Media (NZ) Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Magazine and 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Magazine and Book Publishing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The exclusive legal right to print and publish literary material.
  • Print Run
  • The number of copies of a magazine, book or other publications that are printed at one time.
  • Readership
  • The readers of a book, newspaper, magazine or publication.
  • What Our Customers Say

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