US Trade Book Publishing Industry Reviewed in Comprehensive Simba Information Study Now Available at

12 Jun 2013 • by Natalie Aster

LONDON – Over the past few years, the use of paperback books has not fallen considerably and electronic book use has not risen consistently. Moreover, over five years after the Kindle’s fist release and the emergence of multiple competitors like iPad and the Nook, the sizable majority of legacy publishers’ revenues remain print. Furthermore, the practice of giving a print book as a gift increased in 2012 for the first time in years. At large, it is expected that print books and e-books will happily coexist side by side in the consumer book environment.

Comprehensive study “Business of Consumer Book Publishing 2013” drawn up by Simba Information provides an insightful guide to the consumer book publishing industry in the United States. In particular, the report features:

  • data on electronic book and print book users and buyers; 
  • analysis of major trends affecting the book market; 
  • review of book pricing (both print book and electronic book); 
  • multi-year analysis of three major bestseller lists; 
  • profiles of top 15 publishers; 
  • strategic examination of 17 key subject categories (with a 5-year statistical analysis showing the growth of each), and an overall discussion of which ones are the likeliest candidates for growth in print and/or digital forms; 
  • projections on what categories are set to both drive and hinder market expansion.

Leading publishers profiled include: Abrams, Andrews McNeel Publishing, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Hachette Book Group USA, Harlequin Enterprises, HarperCollins Publishers, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers, Kensington Publishing Corp., Macmillan, Penguin Group (USA), Random House Inc., Rodale Inc., Scholastic, Simon & Schuster Inc., and John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Report Details:

Business of Consumer Book Publishing 2013
Published: May, 2013
Pages: 294
Price: US$ 3,250.00

More comprehensive studies by the publisher can be found at Simba Information page.


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