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Mar 17, 2023 (The Expresswire) --Recent Updated Report 2023-2028 of Book Publishers Market | TOP KEY PLAYERS in Book Publishers Market Contain (Simon and Schuster, Macmillan, Reed Elsevier, CBS, HarperCollins, Phoenix Publishing Group, Pearson PLC, Planeta Group, Penguin Random House, China South Publishing and MediaGroup, Hachette Livre, Bertelsmann, McGraw-Hill). The Book Publishers Market is Expected to Lead During the Forecast Period 2023-2028 in Information and Communication Technology , Information Technology Sector. Market Growth Report Has Segmented the Global Book Publishers market report based on Type (Library, School, Enterprise, Government, Individual, Others), Application (Consumer Books, Educational books, Religious Books, Others). Effective business tactics can help a company to increase its market sales and gain a competitive lead. Some common business strategies include market segmentation, product differentiation, cost leadership, and divergence.

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TOP KEY PLAYERS covered in the Book Publishers market report are:

● Simon and Schuster
● Macmillan
● Reed Elsevier
● HarperCollins
● Phoenix Publishing Group
● Pearson PLC
● Planeta Group
● Penguin Random House
● China South Publishing and MediaGroup
● Hachette Livre
● Bertelsmann
● McGraw-Hill

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The global Book Publishers market size was valued at USD 95000.0 million in 2021 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 3.53% during the forecast period, reaching USD 117000.0 million by 2027.Book Publishers, the word "publisher" can refer both to an individual who leads a publishing company or an imprint and to an individual who owns/heads a magazine. Traditionally, the term refers to the distribution of printed works, such as books (the "book trade") and newspapers.The report combines extensive quantitative analysis and exhaustive qualitative analysis, ranges from a macro overview of the total market size, industry chain, and market dynamics to micro details of segment markets by type, application and region, and, as a result, provides a holistic view of, as well as a deep insight into the Book Publishers market covering all its essential aspects.For the competitive landscape, the report also introduces players in the industry from the perspective of the market share, concentration ratio, etc., and describes the leading companies in detail, with which the readers can get a better idea of their competitors and acquire an in-depth understanding of the competitive situation. Further, mergers and acquisitions, emerging market trends, the impact of COVID-19, and regional conflicts will all be considered.In a nutshell, this report is a must-read for industry players, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the market in any manner.

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Based on types, the Book Publishers market from 2023to 2028 is primarily split into:

● Consumer Books

● Educational books

● Religious Books

● Others

Based on applications, the Same Day Delivery market from 2023to 2028covers:

● Library

● School

● Enterprise

● Government

● Individual

● Others

Book Publishers Market - Regional Analysis:

Geographically, this report is segmented into several key regions, with sales, revenue, market share and growth Rate of Book Publishers in these regions, from 2023 to 2028, covering

● North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico)

● Europe (U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Central and Eastern Europe, CIS)

● Asia Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, ASEAN, India, Rest of Asia Pacific)

● Latin America (Brazil, Rest of L.A.)

● Middle East and Africa (Turkey, GCC, Rest of Middle East)

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Detailed TOC of Global Book Publishers Market Research Report 2023

1 Introduction

1.1 Objective of the Study

1.2 Definition of the Market

1.3 Market Scope

1.3.1 Market Segment by Type, Application and Marketing Channel

1.3.2 Major Regions Covered (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Mid East, and Africa)

1.4 Years Considered for the Study (2023- 2028)

1.5 Currency Considered (USD)

1.6 Stakeholders

2 Key Findings of the Study

3 Market Dynamics

3.1 Driving Factors for this Market

3.2 Factors Challenging the Market

3.3 Opportunities of the Global Restaurant Online Ordering System Market (Regions, Growing/Emerging Downstream Market Analysis)

3.4 Technological and Market Developments in the Restaurant Online Ordering System Market

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3.5 Industry News by Region

3.6 Regulatory Scenario by Region/Country

3.7 Market Investment Scenario Strategic Recommendations Analysis

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4 Value Chain of the Book Publishers Market

4.1 Value Chain Status

4.2 Upstream Raw Material Analysis

4.3 Midstream Major Company Analysis (by Manufacturing Base, by Product Type)

4.4 Distributors/Traders

4.5 Downstream Major Customer Analysis (by region)

5 Global Book Publishers Market-Segmentation by Type

6 Global Book Publishers System Market-Segmentation by Application

7 Global Book Publishers Market-Segmentation by Marketing Channel

7.1 Traditional Marketing Channel (Offline)

7.2 Online Channel

8 Competitive Intelligence Company Profiles

9 Global Book Publishers Market-Segmentation by Geography

9.1 North America

9.2 Europe

9.3 Asia-Pacific

9.4 Latin America

9.5 Middle East and Africa

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10 Future Forecast of the Global Book Publishers Market from 2023-2028

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10.1 Future Forecast of the Global Book Publishers Market from 2023- 2028Segment by Region

10.2 Global Book Publishers Production and Growth Rate Forecast by Type (2023-2028)

10.3 Global Book Publishers Consumption and Growth Rate Forecast by Application (2023- 2028)

11 Appendix

11.1 Methodology

12.2 Research Data Source


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What is the size of the book publishing industry? ›

Questions Clients Ask About This Industry

The market size, measured by revenue, of the Book Publishing industry is $40.9bn in 2023.

How much is the book publishing market worth? ›

Report AttributeReport Details
Market size value in 2022USD 142.33 billion
Revenue forecast in 2030USD 164.22 billion
Growth RateCAGR of 1.9% from 2022 to 2030
Base year for estimation2021
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How big is the global book publishers market? ›

In the changed post COVID-19 business landscape, the global market for Book Publishing estimated at US$99.9 Billion in the year 2022, is projected to reach a revised size of US$108.8 Billion by 2030, growing at aCAGR of 1.1% over the period 2022-2030.

Which publishing company has the largest market share? ›

Largest Publishing Companies Research Summary

The largest publishing company in the U.S. is Pearson Education, with a revenue of $4.751 billion and a market share of 40% among all U.S. academic publishers. As of 2023, the global book publishing industry has a market size of $114.9 billion.

What is the largest segment of the book industry? ›

Book sales by format

In the trade book segment, physical books are still dominating the market. However, digital sales are on the rise, especially audiobooks, and will be the driving force behind book sales growth over the next several years. In 2021, the total revenue from the trade book segment was $18.79 billion.

What industry does book publishing fall under? ›

The publishing industries (except internet) subsector is part of the information sector.

Is Book Publishing declining? ›

After two years of surprisingly strong sales during the pandemic, unit sales of print books fell 6.5% in 2022 compared to 2021 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Units sales totaled 788.7 million last year, down from 843.1 million in 2021.

What percentage of book sales do publishers take? ›

Royalty rates vary slightly, but on average, you can expect the following from traditional publishers: Hardcover sales: 15% Trade paperback sales: 7.5% Mass-market paperback sales: 5%

Is publishing a profitable industry? ›

As mentioned earlier, the publishing industry is generally profitable, consistently bringing in about $28 billion in revenue each year.

What is the largest book market? ›

College Street, Kolkata

Known locally as Boi Para (Colony of Books), it is regarded as the largest secondhand book market in the world.

Which is the largest book market in the world? ›

College Street is the largest book market in India as well as Asia and the largest secondhand book market in the whole world.

What is the outlook of book publishing industry? ›

Book Publishing in the US industry outlook (2023-2028)

The increasing growth of textbook rental markets and used book markets will continue to siphon away sales for new books. Per capita disposable income will marginally climb, encouraging more students to cut costs on buying textbooks.

Who are the big 5 in publishing market share? ›

Within the publishing industry, Penguin Random House, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster are known as the Big Five. The revenue generated by each company separates them from other publishers, allowing them to preside over the market as a whole.

What is Amazon's publishing market share? ›

The company is responsible for over 50% of sales from the Big Five publishers and controls between 50% and 80% of the book distribution in the United States. Amazon sells at least 300 million print books every year. The company reportedly controls at least 40% of the print book sales in the States.

Who owns 50% of publishing rights? ›

For many publishing royalties that are generated from the usage of your music, 50% gets paid to the songwriter/s and 50% gets paid to the publisher/s. But as I mentioned above, if you've not signed a deal with a publishing company, you are considered both the songwriter AND the publisher.

What is the fastest-growing sector of the book industry? ›

Audiobook Statistics

In fact, despite making up only 10% of book sales, audiobooks are the fastest-growing book type in the industry.

What are the three segments of the book industry? ›

Because books are the least "mass" of the mass media, they do not have significant cultural impact. In general, papers are divided into three departments: business, production and news-editorial.

Is the book industry saturated? ›

The book marketplace has become over-saturated.

By 2020, Bowker had given out 40 million ISBN registrations to US publications (Dean Talbot, “Number of Books Published Per Year,” WordsRated, February 2, 2022).

What are the three types of publishing? ›

The three different publishing models
  • Traditional publishing. Traditional publishing is what most people are familiar with: an established company – such as Penguin – finds or commissions a book they think they can make profitable. ...
  • Self-publishing. ...
  • Partnership publishing.
Oct 1, 2019

Is the book industry growing? ›

According to some estimates, over 2.2 billion books are sold each year, with the USA, UK, and China contributing to over 72% of this figure alone. As of 2023, the global trade book sales revenue is estimated at $78.07 billion, which will be a 2.53% increase over 2022.

Is publishing a growing field? ›

The publishing industry continues to grow and evolve, providing a wealth of career opportunities for a range of professionals, from editors to book designers. Global publishing is now a $119 billion market, according to IBISWorld, with over 16,000 businesses operating in the industry.

What problems are the publishing industry facing? ›

Publishing Industry has evolved considerably in the last decade to deal with digital disruption, piracy, changing reading habits, the rise of audiobooks, extreme competition, production problems, and excessive promotion.

Is there a future in publishing? ›

Publishing goes Moneyball

In the future, according to Glenn, since they'll rely on “complex data points rather than guessing, publishers will attempt to bring Moneyball into publishing.” Digging into the analytics of what makes a book popular is the next level of work for publishers.

What percentage of people will publish a book? ›

Here's what I discovered. Out of 97% of people who begin writing a novel: 30 out of 1000 go on to finish it. Only 6 out of those 30 go on to see their novel published.

What is the average income of a book publisher? ›

BOOK Publisher Salary
Annual SalaryWeekly Pay
Top Earners$131,000$2,519
75th Percentile$93,000$1,788
25th Percentile$34,000$653

What is the profit margin for publishers? ›

Printing and binding is relatively straightforward to calculate, and is generally between 8%–12% of the retail price. So 17%–25% of the net sales revenue; in other words, slightly less than the author share.

What is the average publisher royalties? ›

They also vary across publishers (if you're on the traditional route) as well as stores (if you're self-publishing to them directly). Generally, the standard royalty rates for authors is under 10% for traditional publishing and up to 70% with self-publishing.

How is the publishing industry doing? ›

The publishing industry generates around $26 billion in revenue in the United States every year. Even though that number has been flat for the past four years, the industry has been experiencing some sizable shifts. (For example, the emergence of ebooks, audiobooks, and digital technology.)

What are the four sources of income for publishing? ›

- There are four main sources of publishing income. First, you have mechanical royalties, performance royalties, synchronization royalties, and print and sheet music royalties. So let's talk about them in more detail.

Is it hard to break into publishing industry? ›

Publishing is a notoriously hard business to get into, so you'll need to be at your very best to get a job, but it's most definitely worth it.

Who is the largest book distributor in USA? ›

Ingram. Generally regarded as the largest book distributor in the world, Ingram specializes in print books and reaches more than 39,000 stores. Ingram is also one of the largest and best-known wholesalers in the world.

Who is the largest US book retailer? ›

The biggest bookstore in the United States is Barnes & Noble with 627 locations across the country. The bookstore chain currently sits at a revenue of $3.6B annually. Barnes & Noble has 15,557 employees, with a revenue of $228,369 per employee.

Who is the biggest book seller? ›

Amazon is the largest book retailer in the world with a catalog that includes more than 33 million titles, and they will ship them just about anywhere.

What is the largest book publisher and seller in the US? ›

The Big Five publishers revenue statistics

As of 2021, the Big Five publishing companies generate over $12 billion in book sales revenue. The biggest publisher, Penguin Random House, controls over 39% of the group's revenue, followed by Hachette, which controls over 25.4% of the Big Five's revenue.

What country buys the most books? ›

Click on a tile for details. Most reports about average books read per year by country indicate time spent reading. India, Thailand, China, the Philippines and Egypt rank in the top five.
Average Books Read Per Year by Country 2023.
Country2023 Population
United States339,996,563
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What are book publishers looking for 2023? ›

Click the links below to jump to the publishing trend you want to read first, or scroll to read them all.
  • Artificial Intelligence Gains a Foothold In Writing.
  • AI Art Gains Steam.
  • AI Narrated Audiobooks Proliferate.
  • AI Drives Debate in the Publishing Industry.
  • New Formats and Serial Fiction Heat Up.
Jan 3, 2023

What are the demographics of the publishing industry? ›

As of 2019, white/caucasian industry respondents represented 76%. This is a drop of 3% since 2015. 7% was made up by asian/native hawaiian/pacific islander/south asian/southeast indian respondents. 6% was made up by latinx/latino/mexican respondents.

How many books does the average publisher sell? ›

In the book's lifetime

By comparison, the average traditionally published book sells 3,000 copies, but as I mentioned above, only about 250-300 of those sales happen in the first year. For a traditional publisher to think of a nonfiction book as a success, it has to sell more like 10,000 copies over its lifetime.

Who are the largest US publishers? ›

“Big Five” Publishers
  • Penguin/Random House.
  • Hachette Book Group.
  • Harper Collins.
  • Simon and Schuster.
  • Macmillan.

Who are the Big Six trade publishers? ›

The Big Six is a term commonly used to collectively designate the behemoths of US trade publishing: Random House, Penguin, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group, and Macmillan.

Is it Big 4 or Big 5 publishing? ›

The term “Big 5” is the publishing industry insider term for the largest book publishers in the US. The logo of HarperCollins, a publisher known for its imprints Amistad, Ecco, Harper Business, Dey Street Books, Thomas Nelson, Harlequin books, and more.

What is a publisher's share? ›

A composition has two sets of rights: the writer's share and the publisher's share. The writer's share is the right attributed to the songwriter/composer and the publisher's share refers to the share of revenue for which admin rights can be attributed to a music publishing administrator such as TuneCore Publishing.

What percentage of the book market is Amazon? ›

Amazon print book sales in the USA

U.S. publishers sold 825.7 million print books in 2021. Amazon's share of the print book market in the USA is at least 40%. This means Amazon sells more than 300 million print books each year.

Does Amazon have a monopoly on books? ›

Amazon controls up to 80% of all book distribution in the US, and many worry that the company has engaged in anti-competitive and even predatory practices that has left publishers "racing to the bottom."

Who is the richest book publisher? ›

  • The largest publishing company in the U.S. is Pearson Education, with a revenue of $4.751 billion and a market share of 40% among all U.S. academic publishers.
  • As of 2023, the global book publishing industry has a market size of $114.9 billion.
  • At least 1.7 million books are published each year.

What is the traditional income split between publishers and writers? ›

All music publishing income is split 50/50 between the songwriter and the publisher. This is typically referred to as the “writer share” and “publisher share” of income.

What are the big 5 in publishing? ›

“Big Five” Publishers
  • Penguin/Random House.
  • Hachette Book Group.
  • Harper Collins.
  • Simon and Schuster.
  • Macmillan.

What percentage of publishing is Big 5? ›

Depending on the number of new books published each year, the Big Five publishers are responsible for publishing between 10% and 20% of all new titles in a year published through conventional publishers.

What is a small vs big publisher? ›

Smaller presses have little to no money to spend and are generally less equipped to market your book. The large publisher's logo on your book. This gives you and your book clout because you have made it to the major leagues in the industry. It can also positively affect sales of your book.

What are the Big Six publishers? ›

Composed of Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin, HarperCollins, Random House, and Simon & Schuster, this handful of companies wields a great deal of influence over the written word.

Is the Big 4 now the Big 3? ›

The Big 3 is one of the names given to the three largest strategy consulting firms by revenue: McKinsey, Bain & Company, and Boston Consulting Group (BCG). They are also referred to as MBB. The Big Four consists of the four largest accounting firms by revenue: PwC, Deloitte, EY, and KPMG.

Is book publishing declining? ›

After two years of surprisingly strong sales during the pandemic, unit sales of print books fell 6.5% in 2022 compared to 2021 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Units sales totaled 788.7 million last year, down from 843.1 million in 2021.

Has book publishing decreased? ›

In the U.S., approximately 1,700 independent bookselling companies are operating 4,100 stores. Total U.S. book sales hit 788.7 million units in 2022 across all print sales — a 4.5% decrease from 2021.

What are the four P's of publishing? ›

In 1960, Jerome E. Mc Carthy (1978) in the first edition of Basic marketing: a managerial approach shows an innovative structure, using the marketing mix classification called the four Ps, that popularized product, place, promotion and price as its four elements.

What does 50 50 publishing mean? ›

The publisher and songwriter typically co-own the publisher's share of publishing equally (i.e. 50/50). This really means that the publisher owns and retains 50 percent of half of the total revenue from songs created or assigned during the term of your agreement. In other words, 25 percent of the total revenue.

What is a 50 50 publishing deal? ›

In the typical 50/50 co-publishing deal, since half of all income is writer's share and half is considered publisher's share, you are entitled to 75 cents of every dollar earned (i.e. your full 50 cents as the writer and 25 cents as the publisher, since you assigned half of the publishing away).


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