Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Book Publishing industry includes firms that publish books, leaflets and maps in print, digital or audio form. The United Kingdom is home to some of the oldest and most esteemed book publishers in the world. For instance, Cambridge University Press is the world's oldest publishing house and has been operating since 1584. The United Kingdom is the largest exporter of books in the world, thanks to the global ubiquity of the English language, the reputation of the UK industry and the strength of local copyright law. However, declining sales of print books and the rise of e-books have significantly changed the environment in which book publishers operate.
During 2016-17, book publishers are expected to generate revenue of £5.5 billion, an increase of 5.4%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
Like other publishing industries, the Book Publishing industry has been transformed by digital publishing, specifically the rise of e-books. With increasing numbers of low-cost self-published novels available and greater circulation of used books on sites such as Amazon, the revenue of many publishing groups has come under threat in recent years. However, the industry has pulled back from its decline in previous years and is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 5.1% over the five years through 2016-17. Revenue has grown strongly and steadily since 2014-15, supported by the prevalence of smartphones and e-readers has expanded the market for audiobooks and e-books. Nev.. purchase to read more