The book publishing industry is a major contributor to the global economy. In 2020, the worldwide revenue from book publishing was estimated at 92.68 billion U.S. dollars and 2.71 billion new books were sold globally that year alone. The United States leads in terms of market size with sales of roughly 26 billion U.S dollars in 2020, while 56% of book shoppers say they go online to learn about new titles and 1.68 million print titles were published in 2018 across the world - 15% through e-books specifically.
Self-publishing has also been on an upward trend; it's worth around 1.2 billion US Dollars as per 2019 figures and 678,500 English language ISBNs assigned for self-published titles only last year (2018). Moreover, 80 percent or more of trade print books are held by top five publishers combined according to statistics from 2010 onwards - this number hasn't changed much since then either.
In addition to these facts regarding production numbers and revenues generated within different countries like USA & UK etc., there have been some interesting changes observed when it comes to consumer preferences too: 75 percent prefer physical copies over digital ones whereas 55 percent British adults read/listen books during 2020 period which is quite impressive given current circumstances we all live under due pandemic restrictions imposed everywhere lately. Last but not least Ebook sales Netherlands reached 46 point one million euros same time frame making them another important player field overall picture here presented us today so far.
Book Publishing Industry Statistics Overview
In 2020, about 2.71 billion new books were sold worldwide.
This statistic is a testament to the enduring popularity of books, even in the digital age. It shows that despite the rise of digital media, books remain a popular form of entertainment and education. This statistic is a valuable insight into the book publishing industry, as it demonstrates the demand for books and the potential for publishers to reach a large audience.
56% of book shoppers say they go online to learn about new books.
This statistic is a telling indication of the power of the internet in the book publishing industry. It shows that the majority of book shoppers are turning to the web to discover new titles, which means that publishers need to be investing in digital marketing strategies to reach potential readers.
Approximately 1.68 million print titles were published in 2018.
This statistic is a testament to the sheer volume of books that were published in 2018, demonstrating the immense size and scope of the book publishing industry. It is a powerful reminder of the sheer number of authors and publishers who are actively contributing to the literary landscape.
In 2020, around 15% of book revenue was generated through e-books.
This statistic is a telling indication of the changing landscape of the book publishing industry. It shows that e-books are becoming increasingly popular, and that publishers need to be aware of the potential for digital sales in order to remain competitive. It also highlights the importance of digital marketing and distribution strategies for publishers, as e-books are becoming an increasingly important source of revenue.
In 2019, the self-publishing market in the United States was worth about 1.2 billion U.S. dollars.
This statistic is a testament to the growing popularity of self-publishing in the United States. It shows that the industry is thriving and that more and more authors are taking the plunge and publishing their own books. This is an important indicator of the health of the book publishing industry and provides valuable insight into the current trends in the industry.
In 2020, the top five U.S. trade print book publishing companies held a combined market share of over 80%.
This statistic is a testament to the immense power of the top five U.S. trade print book publishing companies in the industry. It highlights the fact that these companies have a stranglehold on the market, and that any new entrants into the industry will have a difficult time competing with them. This is an important point to consider when discussing the book publishing industry, as it shows the importance of these companies and the challenges that new publishers face.
Approximately 678,500 new English-language ISBNs were assigned to self-published titles in 2018.
This statistic is a testament to the growing popularity of self-publishing. It shows that more and more authors are taking the initiative to publish their own work, rather than relying on traditional publishing houses. This is a trend that is likely to continue, as self-publishing offers authors more control over their work and the potential to reach a wider audience. As such, this statistic is an important indicator of the changing landscape of the book publishing industry.
Print unit sales of the U.S. book market grew by 8.2% in 2020.
This statistic is a testament to the resilience of the book publishing industry in the face of the pandemic. Despite the economic downturn, the U.S. book market saw an impressive 8.2% growth in 2020, indicating that readers are still eager to purchase books and support the industry.
In 2020, adult non-fiction books dominated the U.S. book market with 55% share.
This statistic is a telling indication of the current state of the U.S. book market. It reveals that adult non-fiction books are the most popular genre among readers, accounting for the majority of the market share. This information is invaluable for those in the book publishing industry, as it provides insight into the types of books that are most likely to be successful.
Online retailers accounted for 73% of eBook unit sales in the U.S. in 2019.
This statistic is a telling indication of the power of online retailers in the book publishing industry. It demonstrates that the majority of eBook unit sales in the U.S. are being driven by online retailers, which is a clear sign that the industry is shifting towards digital platforms. This statistic is an important piece of information for anyone interested in the book publishing industry, as it provides insight into the current trends and the direction the industry is heading.
Sales of children's/YA books increased by 12.6% in November 2020 in the U.S.
This statistic is a testament to the power of the book publishing industry, particularly in the children's/YA sector. It shows that despite the challenges of the pandemic, the industry is still thriving and growing. This statistic is a great example of how the industry is adapting to the changing landscape and continuing to provide readers with quality content. It also highlights the importance of investing in the future of the industry, as children's/YA books are often the gateway to a lifelong love of reading.
75% of U.S. consumers have read a book in the past 12 months as of 2021.
This statistic is a testament to the enduring popularity of books in the United States. It shows that despite the rise of digital media, books remain a popular form of entertainment and education for many Americans. This is an important statistic for the book publishing industry, as it demonstrates that there is still a large market for their products.
Over 50% of book buyer demographic in the United States is between the age of 18 and 49 years.
This statistic is a key indicator of the book publishing industry's target audience. Knowing that the majority of book buyers are between the ages of 18 and 49 years old allows publishers to tailor their marketing strategies to reach this demographic. Additionally, this statistic can help publishers determine which types of books to focus on producing, as well as which genres and topics are most popular among this age group.
About 70% of surveyed readers prefer print books over e-books in the United States.
This statistic is a telling indication of the preferences of readers in the United States, and is thus an important piece of information for anyone interested in the book publishing industry. It provides insight into the current trends in the industry, and can be used to inform decisions about the types of books to be published and the marketing strategies to be employed.
The total export revenue of the UK publishing industry reached over 1.6 billion British pounds in 2020.
This statistic is a testament to the success of the UK publishing industry, demonstrating that it is a major contributor to the country's economy. It highlights the importance of the industry and its impact on the nation's financial wellbeing. Furthermore, it shows that the industry is thriving despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, indicating that it is resilient and capable of adapting to changing circumstances.
55% of British adults read or listened to books in 2020.
This statistic is a testament to the enduring popularity of books in the UK, even in the face of a global pandemic. It shows that despite the disruption to everyday life, people still found time to read or listen to books, demonstrating the resilience of the book publishing industry.
E-book sales in the Netherlands have been growing, reaching 46.1 million euros in 2020.
This statistic is a testament to the increasing popularity of e-books in the Netherlands, indicating that the book publishing industry is adapting to the digital age. It is a clear sign that the industry is evolving and that readers are embracing the convenience of digital books. This statistic is an important indicator of the industry's success and provides valuable insight into the current state of the book publishing industry.
The book publishing industry is a thriving and ever-evolving sector. In 2020, the global book publishing revenue was around 92.68 billion U.S. dollars with the United States leading as the largest market worldwide at 26 billion U.S. dollars in sales that same year; 2.71 billion new books were sold globally while 56% of shoppers went online to learn about new titles; 1,680 million print titles were published in 2018 and 15% of total revenues came from e-books; self-publishing markets reached 1.2 billion U..S dollars in 2019 with 80% held by top five trade publishers; 678,500 ISBNs assigned to self-published works in 2018 and 8 .2 % growth for unit sales of print books within US borders during 2020 when adult nonfiction dominated 55%. Online retailers accounted for 73 percent eBook unit sales while children/YA increased 12 .6 % ; 75 percent read a book over past twelve months between 18 - 49 years old demographic , 19 percent independent publisher production rate & 70 preference towards printed copies versus digital ones respectively across USA whilst UK export revenue hit £1 .6 bn alongside 55 adults engaging reading or listening activities throughout Britain last year where Ebook purchases rose 46 .1 m euros overall These figures demonstrate how popular literature remains despite technological advances which have enabled more people access content through various mediums such as audio recordings or electronic devices making it easier than ever before to enjoy stories regardless if they are written by established authors or aspiring writers alike.
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