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Audiobook Publishing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Audiobook Publishing Market Research Report | SIC UK0.025 | Nov 2016

Sonic boom: Advancements in digital distribution lower costs and significantly expand market access

IBISWorld’s Audiobook Publishing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Hachette UK (Holdings) Limited Hachette UK (Holdings) Limited market share
HarperCollins Publishers Limited HarperCollins Publishers Limited  market share
The Random House Group Limited The Random House Group Limited market share
W F Howes Limited W F Howes Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The UK Audiobook Publishing industry includes businesses involved in the design, marketing and distribution of audiobooks. Audiobook publishers hold rights to book titles and may publish content in solely audio form or, more commonly, in conjunction with print and e-book editions of the work. The industry is growing and its progress in recent years is encouraging when taking into account the difficult conditions that have characterised the wider UK Book Publishing industry (IBISWorld report J58.110). Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is estimated to grow at a strong compound annual rate of 12.8%. Audiobooks were first introduced nearly 80 years ago, however the market is still relatively small compared with the total book market... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Audiobook Publishing industry is expanding on the back of the success of the UK audiobook market. IBISWorld expects the industry to grow at a compound annual rate of 12.8% over the five years through 2016-17. Consequently, audiobooks have increased as a share of the total book industry and, alongside e-books, have helped to compensate for the decline in printed books. However, the industry is still only a minor part of the total UK Book Publishing industry (IBISWorld report J58.110). In 2016-17, industry revenue is estimated to expand by 10.1% to reach £96 million. The.. purchase to read more


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What is the Audiobook Publishing Industry?

Companies in this industry design, edit and market audiobooks. The industry does not include online-only publishers, authors or printers.

Industry Products
Digital audiobooksCD audiobooksTape audiobooksAudiovisual books
Industry Activities
Publishing CD audiobooksPublishing digital audiobooksPublishing other audiobooks

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