Online Book Sales in Australia - Market Research Report

Online Book Sales industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 4.6%

Operators in the Online Book Sales industry have experienced mixed operating conditions over the past five years. Consumers are becoming more comfortable with ecommerce transactions and receiving items via delivery. The move from bricks-and-mortar retailers to online retailers has boosted demand for online booksellers. The decline of bricks-and-mortar book retailers, due to parallel import restrictions (PIRs) and local and overseas online competition, has driven more consumers to purchase from industry operators. However, the global dominance of Amazon and other foreign online booksellers has limited demand for local operators over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 4.6% over the five years through 2018-19,...
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Online Book Sales industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Online Book Sales industry is forecast to continue growing over the next five years. Amazon's entry into the domestic market represents a significant growth opportunity for the industry, with many consumers more likely to buy locally rather than internationally. However, Amazon's entry will also increase internal competition for other operators, as the company's expanding range, cheap shipping options and Amazon Prime subscription model provide strong incentives for consumers to buy from the company. Industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to total $XX.X million. Operating conditions The industry's operating conditions are forecast to improve over the next five years. Rising internet pe...
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Online Book Sales industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $312m
  • business Number of Businesses: 998
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 1,138

Biggest companies in the Online Book Sales industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Online Book Sales in Australia industry include Booktopia Group Limited.

  • pie_chart Booktopia Group Limited Market Share: x.x%
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What is Online Book Sales industry?

Industry Definition

The industry includes online sales of print books and ebooks by participants that are pure online retailers and those that also have a bricks-and-mortar presence. Bricks-and-mortar sales, audio book sales and self-publisher sales from personal websites are not included in the industry.

Industry Products and Services

  • Trade print books
  • Educational print books
  • Ebooks
  • Children's print books
  • Other books

Industry Activities

  • Online book retailing
  • Online ebook retailing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

The industry includes online sales of print books and ebooks by participants that are pure online retailers and those that also have a bricks-and-mortar presence. Bricks-and-mortar sales, audio book sales and self-publisher sales from personal websites are not included in the industry.

Main Activities

  • Online book retailing
  • Online ebook retailing

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

As internet penetration increases, particularly in regional areas, more consumers can shop online for items such as books. The number of internet connecti...
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Internet subscribers
Consumer sentiment index
Real household discretionary income
Trade-weighted index

Current Performance

Online acceptance
Industry competition
Ebook popularity
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Participation and profit
Ebook growth
Regulatory changes
 Table: Online Book Sales in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

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

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Consumers in Australia






Key Selling Industries

Book Publishing in Australia
Book and Magazine Wholesaling in Australia
Internet Service Providers in Australia
Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services in Australia



Products & Services

The Online Book Sales industry provides various traditional print books, including fiction, non-fiction and textbooks for educational purposes. The indust...
Consumers aged 15 to 34
Consumers aged 55 and above




Demand Determinants

Factors such as price, accessibility and convenience influence the demand for books sold online. The willingness of consumers to pay for books from online...
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Major Markets

Consumers aged 15 to 34
Consumers aged 55 and above





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

International Trade

Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

The Online Book Sales industry displays moderate market share concentration. The industry is dominated by Booktopia. However, many bricks-and-mortar store...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

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

Industry Globalization

Based in Sydney, Booktopia Group Limited is the ultimate holding company of Booktopia Pty Ltd. The company was established in 2004 and operates as a purel...
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Booktopia

 Table: Booktopia - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Online Book Sales industry exhibits moderate capital intensity. In the current year, an expected $0.14 will be spent on capital costs for every dollar...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Book Sales 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 Online Book Sales 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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DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT (DRM)

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Market Size
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  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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