Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
IBISWorld research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts for over
700 industries, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships
that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
Sample report is available online.
Information resources available from this trade association include:
Monthly statistical report is based on a survey of 1,200 participating publishers and provides
data on gross sales, returns, and net revenues by category and format for the most recent month
and on a year-to-date basis with comparisons to the same periods in the prior year for year-over-year
Annual study provides a comprehensive statistical analysis of the U.S. book publishing industry,
with current and historical sales data provided including publisher unit and dollar sales by category,
sector, format, major genre, and distribution channel. Data from the study is available in summary
report (PDF), in-depth annual report (PDF), and interactive online data dashboard formats.
First Research industry profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, recent
news and developments, business challenges, issues, trends, and opportunities, and include a five-year
revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
Sample report is available online.
Publishers Weekly Magazine
Weekly trade magazine features news and information for book publishers, with topics covered including
industry trends and developments, print and digital sales trends, company news and profiles, and more.
Selected articles from current and prior issues of the magazine can be viewed free online.
IBPA Independent Magazine
Online version of this monthly trade magazine features news and information for independent publishers,
with topics covered including industry events and developments, business management tips and advice,
legal and marketing issues, and more. Full articles are available to members only.
Book Category Reports
Subscription service provides quarterly reports on retail sales activity and consumer buying behavior
on a category level, with categories covered including bibles, biblical study and reference, biography,
Christian fiction, Christian life, nutrition and health, children, and young adult.
Quarterly Sales and Returns Survey
Quarterly sales survey provides total and academic unit and dollar sales data for books, journals,
and other publications published by university presses in the U.S. and Canada, with data reported
by subject category and sales distribution channel. Survey is available to members only.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Comprehensive study provides in-depth analysis of this product sector in the U.S. and other countries,
with topics covered including industry and product overview, market analysis and trends, and historical
and forecast revenue by product segment (e.g. consumer, textbook, and professional publications).
Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.
Industry Financial Ratios
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Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail,
balance sheets, cash flow statements, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed analysis
available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level. Sample reports are
Financial & Sales Operating Performance Report
Comprehensive financial study provides detailed comparative sales and operating data for evangelical
Christian publishers, with sales data broken out by product type and market channel and financial
ratios and other statistics broken out by annual company revenue, product focus, type of entity (for-profit
vs. not-for-profit), and level of profitability (typical vs. high profit).
Operating Statistics Report
Annual operating statistics report provides current and historical financial and operating performance
measures for university presses in the U.S. and Canada, with comparative measures reported both in
aggregate and by annual sales volume. Survey is available to members only.
PW Salary Survey
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Annual salary survey provides information on average annual salary increases and median compensation
for various departments and job positions, with compensation data broken out by gender, years of experience,
annual company revenue, number of employees, type of publisher, and geographic region.
Salary and Benefits Report
Salary and benefits survey provides compensation and benefits information for personnel employed by
participating evangelical Christian publishers, with compensation data broken out by annual company
revenue, type of entity (for-profit vs. not-for-profit), and level of profitability (typical vs. high
Annual compensation survey provides salary and benefits information for the publishing divisions of
university presses in the U.S. and Canada, with data broken down by annual sales volume, geographic
area, ownership, salary tier, and gender. Survey is available to members only.
Small Business Valuation Formula Multiples
Book, Magazine, and Newspaper Publishers
Report provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries.
Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPS®,
with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.
Bookstores and Bookshops
Christian Stores and Bookstores
College Stores and Bookstores
Magazine Publishing and Publishers
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Private Company Sales Transactions
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Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search private company sales transactions by business description for comparable business sale transaction data, including revenue, earnings, and EBITDA multiples.