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Book Publishing in Canada: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-2.9%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
6,269
Businesses
1,068
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 Investment Chapter

The book publishing process is primarily dependent on labour, categorizing it as a low capital-intensive industry. In 2015, the average Canadian book publisher will spend an estimated $0.07 on capital investments for every dollar spent on wages. This is primarily attributed to the publishing process comprising tasks that require human discretion, such as talent acquisition, contract negotiations, editing, designing and marketing. Like many other information-based industries, publishers rely heavily on people to sort through information, determine what is relevant to consumers and promote it appropriately.

Recently, however, there has been a push to move toward a more automated publishing process... 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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