Book Publishing in Canada: Market Research Report

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Book Publishing in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 51113CA | Jul 2014

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 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 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

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Educational Books

Educational books account for the largest portion of industry sales, generating an estimated 45.4% of revenue. In this segment, publishers are required to have a specialized set of skills, make large investments in new products, be up to date on the newest educational technologies and have strong marketing departments. Furthermore, customers of educational books are capable of competing directly with publishers by creating their own products, as is the case in universities. Despite the tough competition faced in this segment, educational books are rarely ever offered at discounted prices, making them higher value products. Furthermore, there are fewer returns made and planning for the future is often easier because of the sequential nature of textbooks... 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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