Book Publishers – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
- Market size and major product and service segments
- Key industry statistics, trends, and financial ratios
- Operating conditions and current performance
- Competitive landscape and environment
- Major company profiles and market shares
- Five-year outlook and growth forecasts
Weekly trade journal provides news and information for industry professionals, with topics covered in each issue of the publication including publisher news, business deals, financial reporting, marketing, licensing, product reviews, bestsellers, author profiles, and shows and events. Selected articles from current and archived issues of the magazine are categorized by topic and can be viewed free online.
Independent Book Publishers Association
IBPA Independent Magazine
https://www.ibpa-online.org / archive
Bimonthly publication provides news and information for independent publishers, with topics covered in its issues including business management, design, editorial, writing, printing, production, financing, legal, marketing, publicity, promotion, distribution, and sales channels. Selected articles are available free online in the archive section approximately two to three months after their issue publication date.
Association of American Publishers
Monthly and annual reports provide a detailed statistical analysis of the U.S. publishing industry, with data provided including overall revenue, category and subcategory trends, performance and channel trends, and average net unit prices based on subcategory and format and market segments covered including trade, professional and scholarly, higher education, and pre-k, elementary, and high school.
Books: United States
Freedonia Focus research report analyzes the U.S. market for books at the publisher level, with data provided
including historical and forecast revenue by type of media
(e.g., print, e-book, other media)
and market (e.g., trade, textbook, professional/technical/scholarly, children's, general reference) and vendors profiled including Pearson Plc., Bertelsmann Publishing Group, and Thomson Reuters Corp.
Comprehensive research report provides an in-depth analysis of the market for this product sector in the U.S. and other countries, with data provided including market size and forecasts by product type (e.g., trade, professional/academic, fiction, children, education) and firms profiled including Amazon, Penguin Random House, Holtzbrinck GmbH, Hachette Book Group, and Phoenix Publishing House.
The Business Research Company
Market research report provides an in-depth analysis of the market for this product sector on a global and regional basis, with information provided for the U.S. including market size and forecast by type (e.g., consumer, educational, religious, other) and major companies profiled including Hachette Livre SA, Pearson Plc, Bertelsmann Publishing Group, and China South Publishing & Media Group (CNS).
Book Publishers Market Analysis
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.
Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
https://www.bizminer.com Search for "511130"
- Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
- Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
- Profitability and return on investment ratios
- Liquidity and working capital ratios
- Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
- Capital structure and debt service ratios
Evangelical Christian Publishers Association
Financial & Sales Operating Performance Report
Comprehensive survey provides financial and operating performance data for ECPA
publishers, with comparative financial statistics broken down by participants overall,
sales related to books, company
sales volume, corporate structure (for-profits vs. non-profits), and level of profitability (typical vs. high profit). Report is only available for purchase by ECPA member publishers who completed the survey.
Compensation and Salary Surveys
PWxyz, LLC | PW Magazine
PW Salary Survey
https://www.publishersweekly.com/ Search for above title by year
Annual salary survey provides median compensation data for various departments and job positions, with survey data broken out by gender, race, years of service, company size, geographic region, and other selected criteria. Summary results from the survey are published in the November issue of PW Magazine and can be viewed free online; contact customer service to purchase the complete survey.
Evangelical Christian Publishers Association
Salary and Benefits Report
Salary and benefits report provides compensation data for personnel employed by ECPA publishers, with comparative salary and benefits information broken down by participants overall, company sales volume, business structure (for-profits vs. non-profits), and level of profitability (typical vs. high profit). Report is only available for purchase by ECPA member publishers who completed the salary survey.
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