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

IBISWorld’s Book Publishing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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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

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 generated 65.7% of industry revenue. Revenue generated in this region is mainly attributed to English-language publishers who account for 77.8% of regional revenue compared with French-language publishers, who account for the remaining portion. In 2014, Ontario is estimated to contain 39.8% of industry establishments. According to Nordicity, 72.0% of industry operators in the area had been in business for over twenty years in 2011. Conversely, a little more than 5.0% of Ontario-based publishers had been in operation for less than three years... 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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