The E-Book Publishing industry has thrived in the five years to 2014. Industry revenue soared as demand for electronic books (e-books) steadily increased, disposable income rose and more Americans enrolled in higher education. However, e-book piracy is rising and many websites have begun offering e-books for free, threatening revenue growth. In the five years to 2019, revenue growth will flatten, as e-books become more accepted by consumers and lose some of their novelty. Nonetheless, the industry will still experience an increase in revenue, as higher disposable income and a rising number of consumers participating in higher education bolster growth.
Companies in the E-Book Publishing industry design books that are already in print for a digital format, and discover, edit and design books that are published exclusively in digital formats. It does not include authors who self publish (included in IBISWorld report 71151, Performers and Creative Artists).
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.