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Book Publishers

SIC 2731 | NAICS 511130

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

Select from the following page sections or scroll below to see a complete listing of available resources:

Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Financial Information and Financial Ratios

Compensation and Salary Surveys

Business Valuation Resources


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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts


Book Publishing  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, 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.

AAP
Information resources available from this trade association include:

StatShot
http://www.publishers.org/
Monthly statistical analysis 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 trending purposes.

BookStats
http://bookstats.org/
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.


Book Publishers
http://www.firstresearch.com

First Research 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
http://www.publishersweekly.com/
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
https://www.ibpa-online.org/
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.

AAUP
Quarterly Sales and Returns Survey
http://www.aaupnet.org/
Quarterly 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.

GIA Research
Book Publishing
http://www.strategyr.com/
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.

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Financial Benchmarking Data


Industry Financial Ratios
Book Publishers
http://www.bizminer.com  Search for "511130"

Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail, balance sheets, cash flow analysis, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed benchmarking data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level.

Sample reports are available online.

ECPA
Financial & Sales Operating Performance Report
http://www.ecpa.org/
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).

AAUP
Operating Statistics Report
http://www.aaupnet.org/
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.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys


PW Salary Survey
http://www.publishersweekly.com/  Search for above title
Annual salary survey provides information on average annual pay 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.

ECPA Salary and Benefits Report
http://www.ecpa.org/
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 profit).

AAUP Compensation Survey
http://www.aaupnet.org/
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.

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Business Valuation Resources


Small Business Valuation Formula Multiples
Book, Magazine, and Newspaper Publishers
http://valuationresources.com/

Comprehensive reference guide 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.


BVMarketData
Private Company Sales Transactions
Pratt's Stats® | BIZCOMPS®
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search private company sales transactions by business description for comparable business sales transaction data, including revenue, earnings, and EBITDA multiples.


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Book Stores and Shops
Christian Stores and Bookstores
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