1. Home
  2. > Media and Entertainment
  3. > Publishing Market Trends
Digital Publishing Global Market Report 2022

Digital Publishing Global Market Report 2022

  • March 2022
  • 175 pages
  • ID: 6243817
  • Format: PDF
  • The Business Research Company


Table of Contents

Major players in the digital publishing market are Thomson Reuters Corp., RELX Group Plc, Adobe Inc., Xerox Corp., Apple Inc., Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH, Amazon.com Inc., Netflix Inc., Comcast Corp. and Alphabet Inc.

The global digital publishing market is expected to grow from $36.29 billion in 2021 to $41.64 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.8%. The change in growth trend is mainly due to the companies stabilizing their output after catering to the demand that grew exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The market is expected to reach $68.81 billion in 2026 at a CAGR of 13.4%.

The digital publishing market consists of sales of digital content and related services in the media industry.The digital publishing market includes the sales of digital content in the form of text, audio, and video on digital platforms like social media, websites, and search engines.

The digital publishing companies are primarily engaged in the development of a broad range of digital content like advertising and publishing by periodical advertising, educational content like journals and medical publishing, informative content like news, magazine, newsletter publishing, and financial magazines.

The main types of digital publishing are text content, video content, and audio content.Video content refers to any content format that includes video.

Common forms of video content are vlogs, animated GIFs, live videos, recorded presentations, and webinars. The different applications include smartphones, laptops, PCs, others and are used by various sectors such as scientific, technical, and medical (STM), legal, and business.

North America was the largest region in the digital publishing market in 2021.Africa is expected to be the fastest growing region in the forecast period.

The regions covered in this report are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and Africa.

The increasing digitization of books and educational information is contributing to the growth of the digital publishing market.Conversion of the information into digital format contributed to the change in learning methods like the shift from traditional printed textbooks to digital modes such as e-readers, smartphones, and tablets.

For instance, due to COVID 19 lockdown in mid-2020 across the globe, the sale of physical books has gone down as most of the publishing houses and bookstores were closed and readers spent most of their time reading e-books.In India, the sale of physical books went down by 80% and sales of e-books had almost doubled during the lockdown.

Earlier pre-COVID 19, e-books or online newspapers and journals were popular among Generation Z or Millennials but during Covid 19 even Gen X and baby boomers too got aligned to this. Therefore, this trend is expected to be continued post-COVID 19 also, thus driving the market for digital publishing during the period.

The threat from open educational resources and alternative textbook sources is one of the biggest challenges faced by the digital publishing market.The market growth may be hindered by the availability and accessibility of either free or affordable resources on the web.

The revenue generated will be affected owing to the emergence of no-cost access, adaption, and use of the content available online with limited or no restrictions.For instance, Governor Andrew M.

Cuomo announced $8 million funding for the Open Educational Resources Initiative at SUNY and CUNY colleges in New York.The initiative was taken to cut down the cost of the textbook which was around $1,200 a year.

Also, customers prefer nowadays less use of journals and resources which require subscription since there are a large number of resources available on online platforms for free. Therefore, such factors are expected to restrain the market growth of digital publishing during the forecast period.

Consumers are increasingly using internet-based set-top boxes for high-quality video content and audio content. The global android set-top boxes market size is expected to reach $695.9 million by 2025 according to market analysis. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has decided to completely shut down analog TV transmission by 2023 and recommended the introduction of digital broadcast transmission. The rising adoption of Android STBs with the integration of OTT apps in place of analog TVs is further expected to drive the digital publishing market.

In April 2020, Future Plc a UK-based global multi-platform media company expertise in specialist consumers and B2B sectors including technology, gaming, and entertainment, music, creative and photography, home interest, education, and television, acquired TI Media for £140 million in cash.This deal would introduce Future Plc to three new verticals of portfolio like Lifestyle, Women’s Interest, and Sport expands the portfolio of Future Plc to more than 220 global brands which include brands like Decanter, Wallpaper, Country Life, and Marie Claire UK.

TI Media is a UK-based digital publisher and magazine company with a diverse portfolio that serves new verticals like Golf, Gardening, Home, Cycling, Country living, and Wine.

The countries covered in the digital publishing market report are Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, South Korea, UK and USA.

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 150+ Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 25,000 trusted sources
  • Single User License — provides access to the report by one individual.
  • Department License — allows you to share the report with up to 5 users
  • Site License — allows the report to be shared amongst all employees in a defined country
  • Corporate License — allows for complete access, globally.

ReportLinker may already be registered as a supplier with your company. If you want to Order by PO, check with us first and we'll let you know if we are a registered supplier and what the vendor number is. Otherwise, we'll provide you with the necessary information to register ReportLinker as a vendor.

Grace helps you find the right report:

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

We were impressed with the support that ReportLinker’s research specialists’ team provided. The report we purchased was useful and provided exactly what we want.

Category Manager at

ReportLinker gave access to reliable and useful data while avoiding dispersing resources and spending too much time on unnecessary research.

Executive Director at
PwC Advisory

The customer service was fast, responsive, and 100% professional in all my dealings (...) If we have more research needs, I'll certainly prioritize working with ReportLinker!

Scott Griffith

Vice President Marketing at
Maurice Sporting Goods

The research specialist provided prompt, helpful instructions for accessing ReportLinker's product. He also followed up to make sure everything went smoothly and to ensure an easy transition to the next stage of my research

Jessica P Huffman

Research Associate at
American Transportation Research Institute

Excellent customer service. Very responsive and fast.

Director, Corporate Strategy at

I reached out to ReportLinker for a detailed market study on the Air Treatment industry. The quality of the report, the research specialist’s willingness to solve my queries exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend ReportLinker for in-depth industry information.

Mariana Mendoza

Global Platform Senior Manager at
Whirlpool Corporation

Thanks! I like what you've provided and will certainly come back if I need to do further research works.

Bee Hin Png

CEO at
LDR Pte Ltd

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

  • How we can help
    • I am not sure if the report I am interested in will fulfill my needs. Can you help me?
    • Yes, of course. You can call us at +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03 or drop us an email at [email protected] to let us know more about your requirements.
    • We buy reports often - can ReportLinker get me any benefits?
    • Yes. Set up a call with a Senior Research Advisor to learn more - [email protected] or +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03.
    • I have had negative experiences with market research reports before. How can you avoid this from happening again?
    • We advise all clients to read the TOC and Summary and list your questions so that we can get more insight for you before you make any purchase decision. A research advisor will accompany you so that you can compare samples and reports from different sources, and choose the study that is right for you.

  • Report Delivery
    • How and when I will receive my Report?
    • Most reports are delivered right away in a pdf format, while others are accessed via a secure link and access codes. Do note that sometimes reports are sent within a 12 hour period, depending on the time zones. However, you can contact us to escalate this. Should you need a hard copy, you can check if this option is offered for the particular report, and pay the related fees.
  • Payment conditions
    • What payment methods do you accept?
      1. Credit card : VISA, American Express, Mastercard, or
      2. You can download an invoice to pay by wire transfer, check, or via a Purchase Order from your company, or
      3. You can pay via a Check made out in US Dollars, Euros, or British Pounds for the full amount made payable to ReportLinker
    • What are ReportLinker’s Payment Terms?
    • All payments must normally be submitted within 30 days. However, you can let us know if you need extended time.
    • Are Taxes and duties included?
    • All companies based in France must pay a 20% tax per report. The same applies to all individuals based in the EU. All EU companies must supply their VAT number when purchasing to avoid this charge.
    • I’m not satisfied. Can I be refunded?
    • No. Once your order has been processed and the publisher has received a notification to send you the report, we cannot issue any refund or cancel any order. As these are not ‘traditional’ products that can be returned, reports that are dispatched are considered to be ‘consumed’.
  • User license
    • The license that you should acquire depends on the number of persons that need to access the report. This can range from Single User (only one person will have the right to read or access the report), or Department License (up to 5 persons), to Site License (a group of persons based in the same company location), or Corporate License (the entire company personnel based worldwide). However, as publishers have different terms and conditions, we can look into this for you.


Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.

Make sure you don’t miss any news and follow us on