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:
Bookselling This Week
Weekly e-newsletter features news and information for industry professionals, with news coverage
including key industry events and trends affecting retail merchants. All articles from current
issue can be viewed free online; complimentary subscription is available with registration.
Education section includes articles, presentations, guides, and other publications covering topics
such as management and operations, accounting and finances, sales and marketing, product merchandising,
and more. Publications included in this section are available to members only.
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.
Small business market research report provides a summary overview of the industry, with topics covered
including industry trends, business startup costs, customer profiles and demographics, sales and marketing
tips, trade associations, and additional sources and references. Report can be viewed free online.
News channel features news and information for retail merchants, with topics covered including industry
trends and developments, print and digital sales data and trends, company news and profiles, and more.
Selected articles from current and prior issues of the weekly magazine are available online.
Mintel Group Ltd.
Book Retailing - US
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Market research report provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. retail market, with topics covered including
market size and forecast, segment performance (e.g., adult paperback and hardback, juvenile, and digital),
retail channels (e.g., bookstores, online/mail order, discounters, supercenters, and club stores),
and more. Detailed table of contents which includes key points from the report can be viewed free
How To Open a Bookstore
Startup guide provides an overview of the industry and takes users through the aspects of starting
a business in this industry and running it successfully. Topics covered include store formats and
specializations; choosing a location; equipment and supplies; buying and controlling inventory; management
and operations; and marketing the business. Detailed table of contents and introductory chapter can
be viewed 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
ABACUS Financial Survey
Annual financial survey of independent bookstores provides participants with a custom detailed comparative
financial analysis based on sales volume, store size, type of location, and other criteria.
Survey also includes an executive summary of key findings, insights into factors affecting profitability,
and year-to-year trends data. Survey is available to members only; contact association for more information.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Book Stores and News Dealers
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for occupations in this retail sector on a
national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including
mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. All information is available free online.
Small Business Valuation Formula Multiples
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.
Book Publishing and Publishers
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.