The Online Book Sales industry has undergone rapid growth over the past five years. Consumers are becoming more comfortable with e-commerce transactions and receiving items via delivery. The migration away from bricks-and-mortar retailers to online e-tailers has translated to revenue growth for online booksellers. The decline of bricks-and-mortar book retailers due to parallel import restrictions (PIR) and local and overseas online competition has driven more consumers to purchase from industry operators, although growth has been limited by the global dominance of Amazon.com and its subsidiaries.
The industry includes online sales of print books and e-books by participants that are pure e-tailers and those that also have a bricks-and-mortar presence. Bricks-and-mortar sales, audio book sales and self-publisher sales from personal websites are not included in 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.