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Book Retailing on the Internet Market Update 2014

  • May 2014
  • -
  • Key Note Publications Ltd

Executive Summary

This Key Note Market Update examines the UK market for book retailing on the Internet, with particular focus on the value of the market; the issues and trends impacting the industry; and its position within the UK and overseas retail marketplace between 2009 and 2013. It also explores the future of the market. Key Note estimates that the size of the online book retail market has risen in value by 22.4% between 2012 and 2013, due to a number of factors influencing what is a relatively new industry.

Table Of Contents

Book Retailing on the Internet Market Update 2014
Book Retailing on the Internet 2014
Foreword
Executive Summary
Market Definition
REPORT COVERAGE
MARKET SECTORS
Physical Books
Digital Books
MARKET TRENDS
Decline of the Physical Book Store
E-Book Growth and Innovation
Self-Publishing
Increased Internet Access
Rise of the 'Silver Surfer'
ECONOMIC TRENDS
MARKET POSITION
The UK
Overseas
Market Size
THE TOTAL MARKET
BY MARKET SECTOR
Physical Books
Digital Books
OVERSEAS TRADE
UK Trade of Books
Exports
Imports
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
STRENGTHS
WEAKNESSES
OPPORTUNITIES
THREATS
Current Issues
BOOK AWARDS
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction
CONSUMER TRENDS AND INFLUENCES
Television and Film Adaptations
Discretion of E-Readers
Popularity of Genres and Titles
EDUCATIONAL CHANGES
National Curriculum Changes
University Fees
CORPORATE ACTIVITY
Apple
Amazon
THE ENVIRONMENT
DIGITAL INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENTS
E-Book Sharing Apps
New E-Reader Models and Functions
Forecasts
INTRODUCTION
General Economic Forecasts
FORECASTS TO
MARKET GROWTH
FUTURE TRENDS
Increased Uptake of E-Readers and Tablets
Rising E-Book Retail Prices
Threat of E-Book Piracy
Company Profiles
INTRODUCTION
DEFINITIONS
Turnover (Sales)
Pre-Tax Profit
Profit Margin
Average Remuneration
Sales per Employee
FURTHER INFORMATION
AMAZON.CO.UK LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
APPLE RETAIL UK LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
BERTRAM TRADING LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
THE BOOK DEPOSITORY LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
THE BOOK PEOPLE LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
JOHN SMITH and SON GROUP LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
WATERSTONES BOOKSELLERS LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
WH SMITH PLC
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
Further Sources
Associations
Publications
Government Publications
Other Sources
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