Over the past five years, there has been a revolution in the way consumers read and purchase books. Rather than going to local bookstores to seek out physical copies, consumers are increasingly buying print books and e-books online. E-books can be read using e-readers or tablets, providing customers with greater accessibility and convenience because many books can be stored on the one device. Parallel import restrictions (PIR) prevent the importation of books that have been published domestically within 30 days of their international release.
Companies in the industry are mainly engaged in publishing books, including atlases, textbooks, travel guides and e-books. Firms that publish books exclusively on the internet are excluded from the industry.
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.