Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Book Publishing industry provides a range of services for authors including marketing, structural and grammatical editing, design and typesetting, sales and protecting intellectual property. The industry experienced considerable declines during the five years to 2014. Decreasing leisure time and weak growth in disposable income resulted in lower book sales, especially for print books. The decrease in print book sales is only partly being offset by increases in e-book sales; as a result, industry revenue has steadily declined since 2009. Going forward, IBISWorld estimates that revenue for the Canadian Book Publishing industry will decrease at an average annual rate of 1.2% to $1.7 billion in the five years to 2019... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The majority of industry establishments are located in two provinces: Quebec and Ontario. Collectively, these two regions generate over 90.0% of total industry revenue.
According to the Book Publishers Survey, book publishers in Ontario generated 65.7% of industry revenue. Revenue generated in this region is mainly attributed to English-language publishers who account for 77.8% of regional revenue compared with French-language publishers, who account for the remaining portion. In 2014, Ontario is estimated to contain 39.8% of industry establishments. According to Nordicity, 72.0% of industry operators in the area had been in business for over twenty years in 2011. Conversely, a little more than 5.0% of Ontario-based publishers had been in operation for less than three years... purchase to read more