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

The Book Publishing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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

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 38.8% of industry establishments. According to Nordicity, 72.0% of industry operators in the area had been in business for over twenty years in 2011... 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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