Competition from online content and digital media will continue to expand, inhibiting growth for book, magazine and newspaper wholesalers. As the middlemen in the supply chain, wholesalers are increasingly being bypassed as upstream publishers and downstream retailers cut costs amid falling demand for printed products. This trend, known as wholesale bypass, is becoming increasingly prevalent as book publishers sell directly to book retailers and end users through their websites or online retailers and wholesalers, which are not included in this industry.
Companies in this industry primarily distribute and wholesale books, magazines, newspapers and periodicals. Map, pamphlet and antique book distributors and wholesalers are also included in this industry, while online and other paper product distributors or wholesalers are excluded.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.