The past five years have been some of the toughest in the Book and Magazine Wholesaling industry's history. Operators have felt the full effect of a structural shift in the way reading material is consumed and disseminated. The shift by consumers to using online resources to obtain information and entertainment has had dire consequences for an industry reliant on the physical movement of printed materials from publisher to end user. Not only have consumers become increasingly comfortable making purchases online through international retailers, but they have also enthusiastically taken to new e-readers and tablet devices.
Operators in the industry wholesale books, newspapers and periodicals (including consumer magazines). Book and magazine wholesalers distribute publications to book retailers, professional sectors, book clubs, mail order publications and higher education institutions, generally with minimal or no further development and processing of the product.
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.