GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Must-Know Publisher Statistics [Recent Analysis]

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"15% of global book revenues in 2020 were generated by the top five leading book publishing companies."

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"In 2020, Penguin Random House’s revenue was €3.80 billion, making it the largest trade book publisher in the world."

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"The global book publishing market is expected to reach $107 billion in 2021, up by 5% compared to 2020."

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"In 2019, the magazine industry generated revenue of $67.8 billion worldwide, with 49% coming from advertising and 51% from sales."

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"The eBook market size reached an estimated $15.71 billion in 2020, and it’s expected to grow at a CAGR of 4% between 2021-2028."

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"43.5% of all book publishing revenue in the U.S. comes from the trade sector (consumer books)."

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"In the United States, 1.71 billion books were sold in 2020."

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"According to Smashwords, fiction eBooks accounted for 84.4% of their total book sales in 2021."

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"In 2021, there were around 27,000 book publishers in the United States."

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"55% of comic book unit sales in 2020 were from trade paperback sales, according to Comichron."

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"Magazines in the United States had a circulation of 223.7 million copies in 2018."

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"The Canadian publishing industry had revenues of CAD 1.6 billion ($1.3 billion) in 2018."

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"In 2021, approximately 45% of UNESCO listed publishers were situated in Europe and North America."

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"The audiobook market witnessed a growth of 12% in 2020, generating a revenue of $1.2 billion in the US alone."

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"In 2020, the largest genre in self-publishing was romance, making up 18.3% of self-published books."

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"Approximately 53% of publishers are using artificial intelligence for content analytics, as of 2020."

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"According to the Authors Guild, the median income for published authors was $12,080 in 2017, down 42% from 2009."

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"The number of books published by independent publishers in the United States rose by 40% between 2010 and 2019."

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"The global newspaper publishing industry was valued at $110.4 billion in 2019."

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"India is the seventh-largest book publishing market globally and the highest ranked in Asia, with 90,000 new titles published every year."

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