Book Publishing in Canada: Market Research Report

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Book Publishing in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 51113CA | Apr 2015

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

IBISWorld’s Book Publishing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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

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The Canadian Book Publishing industry has moderate barriers to entry. These barriers include the costs of recruiting authors, purchasing paper, printing and printers, developing distribution channels and marketing. Of these barriers, the most difficult is the development of distribution channels. Often, buyers of industry goods seek out reputable and well-established firms, which makes it difficult for new entrants. In retail stores that carry a small selection of books, leading publishers often have a dominant share of shelf space. Major book wholesalers typically reject book publishers that have less than 10 titles or low sales volumes.

One exception to the moderate barriers to entry in the industry is ebook-only publishers... 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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