Global Book Publishers Markets Report 2022: Market to Surpass $105 Billion in 2026 - Long-term Forecast to 2031 -

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The global book publishers market is expected to grow from $84.54 billion in 2021 to $89.25 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6%. The market is expected to reach $105.27 billion in 2026 at a CAGR of 4.2%.

Major companies in the book publishers market include Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA, Lagardere SCA, Grupo Planeta, News Corporation, Scholastic Corporation, Pearson plc, Vivendi SA, CBS Corporation, Thomson Reuters and Hubert Burda Media.

The book publishers market consists of revenues generated by entities (organizations, sole traders, or partnerships) that carry out design, editing, and marketing activities necessary for producing and distributing books. These establishments may publish books in print, electronic, or audio form.

Their products include atlases, religious books, school or university textbooks, encyclopedias, technical manuals, maps, and travel guides, in all cases except exclusive Internet publishing. The book publishers market is segmented into consumer books; educational books and religious books.

The main types of book publishers are consumer books, educational books, religious books. Consumer books are books that are sold to ordinary people. Novels, cookery, children's books, biographies, and other types of literature are offered. The different age groups include below 12 years, 13 years to 18 years, above 18 years and are distributed through various channels such as online, offline.

Asia Pacific was the largest region in the book publishers market in 2021. Middle East is expected to be the fastest growing region in the forecast period. The regions covered in this report are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and Africa.

E-books sales are growing rapidly in established markets of the USA and Europe. eBooks generated a higher share of revenues than the physical print in developed markets such as the US and UK. According to PWC, the total global book publisher revenue will increase, growing at a CAGR 1.7%, during the forecast period.

Although the physical book publisher's industry continues to shrink (-2.8%), this decline is offset by growth in e-books which are predicted to grow at a CAGR of 11.7% in the forecast period. Increasing consumer preference for digital versions is expected to significantly impact the growth of the market during this period.

Print-on-demand (POD) model is becoming popular among book publishers as it allows them to control printing and inventory costs. The Print on Demand (POD) model is characterized by printing the book only after an order is secured. Due to high publishing costs, writers and publishers are preferring to keep their work in digital form.

Major print-on-demand book service providers include Blurb, CreateSpace, Lightning Source, and Lulu. Amazon too aims to fully integrate the POD technology. It promises to print a book within 2 hours of the order. Self-publishers stand to gain the most due to this technology.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Report Structure

3. Book Publishers Market Characteristics

3.1. Market Definition

3.2. Key Segmentations

4. Book Publishers Market Product Analysis

4.1. Leading Products/ Services

4.2. Key Features and Differentiators

4.3. Development Products

5. Book Publishers Market Supply Chain

5.1. Supply Chain

5.2. Distribution

5.3. End Customers

6. Book Publishers Market Customer Information

6.1. Customer Preferences

6.2. End Use Market Size and Growth

7. Book Publishers Market Trends And Strategies

8. Impact Of COVID-19 On Book Publishers

9. Book Publishers Market Size And Growth

9.1. Market Size

9.2. Historic Market Growth, Value ($ Billion)

9.2.1. Drivers Of The Market

9.2.2. Restraints On The Market

9.3. Forecast Market Growth, Value ($ Billion)

9.3.1. Drivers Of The Market

9.3.2. Restraints On The Market

10. Book Publishers Market Regional Analysis

10.1. Global Book Publishers Market, 2021, By Region, Value ($ Billion)

10.2. Global Book Publishers Market, 2016-2021, 2021-2026F, 2031F, Historic And Forecast, By Region

10.3. Global Book Publishers Market, Growth And Market Share Comparison, By Region

11. Book Publishers Market Segmentation

11.1. Global Book Publishers Market, Segmentation By Type, Historic and Forecast, 2016-2021, 2021-2026F, 2031F, $ Billion

  • Consumer Books
  • Educational books
  • Religious Books

11.2. Global Book Publishers Market, Segmentation By Readers' Age Group, Historic and Forecast, 2016-2021, 2021-2026F, 2031F, $ Billion

  • Below 12 Years
  • 13 Years to 18 Years
  • Above 18 Years

11.3. Global Book Publishers Market, Segmentation By Distribution Channel, Historic and Forecast, 2016-2021, 2021-2026F, 2031F, $ Billion

  • Online
  • Offline

12. Book Publishers Market Segments

12.1. Global Consumer Books Market, Segmentation By Type, 2016-2021, 2021-2026F, 2031F, Value ($ Billion) - Fiction Books; Non-Fiction Books; Children and Young Adult Books

12.2. Global Educational books Market, Segmentation By Type, 2016-2021, 2021-2026F, 2031F, Value ($ Billion)

12.3. Global Religious Books Market, Segmentation By Type, 2016-2021, 2021-2026F, 2031F, Value ($ Billion)

13. Book Publishers Market Metrics

13.1. Book Publishers Market Size, Percentage Of GDP, 2016-2026, Global

13.2. Per Capita Average Book Publishers Market Expenditure, 2016-2026, Global

Companies Mentioned

  • Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
  • Lagardere SCA
  • Grupo Planeta
  • News Corporation
  • Scholastic Corporation
  • Pearson plc.
  • Vivendi SA
  • CBS Corporation
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Hubert Burda Media

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