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Bookselling Market Report 2013

  • May 2013
  • -
  • Key Note Publications Ltd

This Key Note Market Update revisits the UK market for bookselling, which was last analysed in 2012. Consumer titles represent the largest sector of the market, as this particular segment consists of mainstream and popularised titles. Other sectors include academic and professional books; and school books, such as textbooks and English language teaching (ELT) aids. According to the latest figures released from the Publishers Association (PA), sales of books in the UK increased by 4% in 2012, against industry expectations following the market’s decline in 2011, when sales dropped by 2%. The majority of this growth has been down to the continuing popularity of e-books, with sales of e-readers — such as the Amazon Kindle, the Nook and the Kobo — all performing particularly well over the past year. As a result, sales of digital books have gone from strength-to-strength, enjoying double-digit growth over the past 5 years since their initial launch on the market back in 2008. The overall growth across book sales is also likely to be down to price increases, with further data from the PA showing that volume sales of books actually observed year-on-year declines between 2008 and 2012.

Table Of Contents

Bookselling Market Report 2013
Table of Contents

Foreword

Executive Summary

Market Definition

REPORT COVERAGE
MARKET SECTORS
Consumer Books
Academic and Professional Books
School Books (including English Language Teaching Books)
MARKET TRENDS
Market Returns to Growth Following Decline in
The Rise of the E-Book
The Decline of the Traditional Bookstore?
Celebrity Titles Drive Sales of Physical Books
The Pull of Hollywood
Children's Books
ECONOMIC TRENDS
MARKET POSITION
The UK
Overseas

Market Size

THE TOTAL MARKET
By Value
By Volume
BY MARKET SECTOR
Consumer Books
Academic and Professional Books
School and English Language Teaching Books

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

STRENGTHS
WEAKNESSES
OPPORTUNITIES
THREATS

Current Issues

E-LENDING
SELF PUBLISHING VIA E-BOOK PLATFORMS TO BECOME MORE POPULAR?
AMAZON SERVED PETITION TO PAY CORPORATION TAX IN BRITAIN
AMAZON BID FOR RIGHTS TO SELL SECONDHAND E-BOOKS

Forecasts

INTRODUCTION
FORECASTS TO
MARKET GROWTH
FUTURE TRENDS
Sales of E-Readers Predicted to Fall
Curriculum Change to Drive Sales of School Books in
Open Access - The Future of Academic Publishing?
Top Titles Tipped for

Company Profiles

INTRODUCTION
DEFINITIONS
Turnover (Sales)
Pre-Tax Profit
Profit Margin
Average Remuneration
Sales per Employee
FURTHER INFORMATION

AMAZON.CO.UK LTD
Previous Name and Date of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios

BLACKWELL UK 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

WATERSTONES BOOKSELLERS LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
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

THE WORKS STORES LTD
Previous Name and Date of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios

Further Sources

Associations
Publications
Government Publications
Other Sources
Key Note Sources
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