How big is the Global publishing business?

A fascinating insight into the ebook market also comes from the International Publishers Association (IPA) –  from their Global Market report. A copy of their most recent report is available on our Documentation and Publications webpage, from which we have extracted the diagram below. It shows the market share by value, in $Billions, of the global media and publications marketplace. What is notable about this diagram is the continuing size of the publications market, both for books and magazines. Elsewhere in the report they highlight the concentration of publishing in specific countries, and the rise of ebooks and how they can offset some of the loss in revenues from print publications. Have a read of the full report by downloading the PDF on our Documentation and Publications webpage

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