GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Book Publishing Industry Statistics [Fresh Research]

Statistic 1

"In 2020, the global book publishing revenue was around 92.68 billion U.S. dollars."

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"The United States is the leading book publishing market worldwide, with sales of roughly 26 billion U.S. dollars in 2020."

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"In 2020, about 2.71 billion new books were sold worldwide."

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"56% of book shoppers say they go online to learn about new books."

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"Approximately 1.68 million print titles were published in 2018."

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"In 2020, around 15% of book revenue was generated through e-books."

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"In 2019, the self-publishing market in the United States was worth about 1.2 billion U.S. dollars."

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"In 2020, the top five U.S. trade print book publishing companies held a combined market share of over 80%."

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"Approximately 678,500 new English-language ISBNs were assigned to self-published titles in 2018."

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"Print unit sales of the U.S. book market grew by 8.2% in 2020."

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"In 2020, adult non-fiction books dominated the U.S. book market with 55% share."

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"Online retailers accounted for 73% of eBook unit sales in the U.S. in 2019."

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"Sales of children’s/YA books increased by 12.6% in November 2020 in the U.S."

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"75% of U.S. consumers have read a book in the past 12 months as of 2021."

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"Over 50% of book buyer demographic in the United States is between the age of 18 and 49 years."

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"About 70% of surveyed readers prefer print books over e-books in the United States."

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"The total export revenue of the UK publishing industry reached over 1.6 billion British pounds in 2020."

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Statistic 18

"55% of British adults read or listened to books in 2020."

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"E-book sales in the Netherlands have been growing, reaching 46.1 million euros in 2020."

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