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 2015. 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. There is no indication that print sales will regain their strength, which will lead industry operators to seek additional revenue from e-books... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Canadian Book Publishing industry is categorized by a moderate level of market share concentration. In 2015, the three largest players are expected to account for 41.7% of total industry revenue. This marks an overall increase in market share concentration from 2010. Despite most major players suffering revenue losses over the past five years, these companies have better adapted to the changing landscape of book publishing in Canada.
Many of the smaller publishing companies in Canada were forced to close over the five years to 2015 as a result of poor sales and a lack of investment in online publishing segments. With the growth of ebooks, however, nonemployer operators have been able to enter the industry more easily than previously allowed... purchase to read more