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Book Publishing in Canada: Market Research Report

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Book Publishing in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 51113CA | Jan 2016

Well read: Operators will seek additional revenue from e-books as print continues to fall

IBISWorld’s Book Publishing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-2.9%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
6,269
Businesses
1,344
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 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 generate nearly two-thirds of industry revenue. Revenue generated in this region is mainly attributed to English-language publishers who account for over 75.0% of regional revenue compared with French-language publishers, who account for the remaining portion. In 2015, Ontario is estimated to contain 38.2% of industry establishments. According to Nordicity, 72.0% of industry operators in the area had been in business for over twenty years in 2011... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Book Publishing Industry?

The Book Publishing industry edits and designs books. Book publishers also engage in marketing activities and make distribution agreements with operators in the Book, Magazine & Newspaper Wholesaling industry. The industry includes e-book publishing, but excludes authors, who are part of the Performers and Creative Artists industry, or the Printing industry (IBISWorld report 32311CA).

Industry Products
Educational Scholarly, professional and technical booksAdult trade booksChildren's and juveniles' books
 
Industry Activities
Discovering authors, stories or other contentEditing booksDesigning book layout and coversMarketing authors and booksPublishing educational booksPublishing adult trade booksPublishing children's and juveniles' booksPublishing scholarly, professional and technical books


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