Business of Consumer Book Publishing 2006

May 1, 2006
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Business of Consumer Book Publishing 2006, the latest market intelligence from Simba Information, brings you the inside story on what’s happening at publishing houses, bookstores, box stores and retailers right now.

Category Analysis: Simba’s trademark analysis of 19 major categories of consumer trade books, completely updated for 2006 -- make your list development decisions with clarity and confidence

Expanded Publisher Profiles: Details on 20 leading houses and how they stack up by revenue, title output and category dominance, as well as Simba’s exclusive perspective on each publisher’s strategy for the coming year

Analysis of the Retail Sector: A comprehensive look at where books are selling best and what’s motivating those sales, the latest on online bookselling PLUS profiles of the nation’s leading retailers
Table of Contents
Methodology
Executive Summary
Chapter 1: Overview of the U.S. Consumer Book Market
Introduction
Category Performance in 2005
Adult Hardcover
Adult Trade Paperbacks
Adult Mass Market
Children’s & Young Adult Hardcover
Children’s & Young Adult Paperbacks
Audiobooks—Special Report
Electronic Books—Special Report
Religious Books
Average Suggested List Prices
Leading U.S. Consumer Book Publishers
Random House
Hachette Book Group (formerly Time Warner Book Group)
The Penguin Group
Scholastic
HarperCollins
Reader’s Digest
Simon & Schuster
Harlequin
Holtzbrinck
John Wiley & Sons
Rodale
Thomas Nelson
Encyclopaedia Britannica
Houghton Mifflin
Andrews McMeel
Workman Publishing
McGraw-Hill
Hyperion
Tyndale House
Table 1.1: Growth of the Consumer Book Publishing Industry, 2002-2005
Table 1.2: Top-Selling e-Books, 2005
Table 1.3: Global Net Sales of Consumer Books by Type, 2004-2005
Table 1.4: Average Suggested List Prices for Selected Trade Formats, 2005
Table 1.5: Consumer Book Publishers, Total Revenue Growth, 2004-2006
Chapter 2: Current Trends in Consumer Book Publishing
Introduction
The Big Trends: Same Problems, New Solutions and Catch-22s
The Biggest Challenge Facing Trade Book Publishers: Fewer Readers
The Slow Growth
Profits Among Leading Trade Publishers
Mergers & Acquisitions: 2005 Quiet; 2006 Starts with a Bang
New Imprints and Business Expansion
New York Times Bestsellers
Adult Fiction Hardcover
Adult Fiction Paperback
Adult Nonfiction Hardcover
Adult Nonfiction Paperback
Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous
Children’s Books
Publishers Combat Global Book Piracy
Table 2.1: Publishers’ Profitability, 2005 vs. 2004
Table 2.2: Key M&A Activity, 2004-First Quarter 2006
Table 2.3: Consumer Imprints Announced or Launched 2004-March 2006
Table 2.4: New York Times Bestselling Publishers, Hardcover Fiction, 2005 vs. 2004
Table 2.5: New York Times Bestselling Publishers, Adult Fiction Hardcover, 2005
Table 2.6: New York Times No. 1 Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers by Longevity, 2005
Table 2.7: New York Times Bestselling Publishers, Adult Fiction Paperback, 2005
Table 2.8: New York Times No. 1 Paperback Fiction Bestsellers by Longevity, 2005
Table 2.9: New York Times Bestselling Hardcover Nonfiction Publishers, 2005 vs. 2004
Table 2.10: New York Times Bestselling Publishers, Adult Nonfiction Hardcover, 2005
Table 2.11: New York Times No. 1 Adult Nonfiction Hardcover Bestsellers by Longevity, 2005
Table 2.12: New York Times No. 1 Adult Nonfiction Paperback Bestsellers by Longevity, 2005
Table 2.13: New York Times Bestselling Publishers, Adult Nonfiction Paperback, 2005
Table 2.14: New York Times Bestselling Publishers, Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous, 2005 vs. 2004
Table 2.15: New York Times Bestselling Publishers, Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous, 2005
Table 2.16: New York Times No. 1 Hardcover Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous Bestsellers by Longevity, 2005
Table 2.17: New York Times No. 1 Paperback Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous Bestsellers by Longevity, 2005
Table 2.18: New York Times Bestselling Children’s Book Publishers, 2005 vs. 2004
Table 2.19: New York Times No. 1 Children’s Paperback Bestsellers by Longevity, 2005
Table 2.20: New York Times Bestselling Children’s Book Publishers, 2005
Table 2.21: New York Times No. 1 Children’s Chapter Bestsellers by Longevity, 2005
Table 2.22: New York Times No. 1 Children’s Picture Bestsellers by Longevity, 2005
Table 2.23: IIPA 2005 Estimated Trade Losses Due to Copyright Piracy
Chapter 3: Trade Book Publishing: Category Analysis
Introduction
Output Growth for Trade and University Press Titles
Art Books
Size of the Art Book Category
Leading Art Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenue
Harry N. Abrams_
Taschen
Hachette Book Group
Abbeville Press Inc.
Dorling Kindersley
Biographies
Size of the Biography Book Category
Leading Biography Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenue
Random House
Simon & Schuster
HarperCollins
Penguin Group (USA)
Business Books
Size of the Business Book Category
Leading Business Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenue
HarperCollins
John Wiley & Sons
McGraw-Hill
Random House
Hachette Group USA
Classic Literary Fiction
Size of the Classic Literary Fiction Market
Leading Classic Literary Fiction Publishers: Title Output and Revenue
Penguin Group
Oxford University Press
Random House
Houghton Mifflin
Simon & Schuster
Computer Books
Size of the Computer Book Market
Leading Computer Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenue
John Wiley & Sons
Pearson
Thomson Learning
Microsoft Press
McGraw-Hill
Cookbooks
Size of the Cookbook Market
Leading Cookbook Publishers: Title Output and Revenue
Random House
Simon & Schuster
Hachette USA
John Wiley & Sons
Rodale Press
Gardening Books
Size of the Gardening Books Market
Leading Gardening Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenue
Hachette Group USA
Random House
Reader’s Digest
Meredith Corp.
Rodale Press
Graphic Novels
Size of the Graphic Novel Market
Leading Graphic Novel Publishers: Title Output and Revenue
Random House (Del Rey)
DC Comics
Viz Graphic Novels
Marvel Enterprises Inc.
Dark Horse Comics
Health & Fitness Books
Size of the Health & Fitness Book Market
Leading Health & Fitness Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenue
Random House
Rodale
Penguin Group
Simon & Schuster
John Wiley & Sons
HarperCollins
How-To-Books
Size of the How-To Book Market
Leading How-To Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenue
John Wiley & Sons
Random House
Simon & Schuster
Meredith Corp.
Reader’s Digest
Mystery Books
Size of the Mystery Book Market
Leading Mystery Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenue
Random House
Penguin Group
Hachette
Simon & Schuster
St. Martin’s Press
Political Commentaries/Current Events
Size of the Political Commentary/Current Events Market
Leading U.S. Political Commentary/Current Events Book Publishers:
Title Output and Revenue
Simon & Schuster
Random House
Penguin Group
HarperCollins
Perseus Books (PublicAffairs)
Reference Books
Size of the Reference Book Market
Leading Reference Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenue
Pearson
HarperCollins
Encyclopaedia Britannica
Houghton Mifflin
John Wiley & Sons
Religious/Inspirational Books
Size of the Religious/Inspirational Book Market
Leading Religious/Inspirational Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenue
Thomas Nelson
HarperCollins
Tyndale House Publishing
Baker Publishing Group
Warner Faith (Hachette Book Group)
Random House
Romance Books
Size of the Romance Book Market
Leading Romance Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenue
Harlequin
Random House
Penguin Group
HarperCollins
Kensington Books
Sci Fi/Fantasy Books
Size of the Sci Fi/Fantasy Book Market
Leading Sci Fi/Fantasy Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenue
Scholastic
Random House
Tor Books
Simon & Schuster_
Penguin Group
Self-Help Books
Size of the Self-Help Book Market
Leading Self-Help Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenue
Simon & Schuster
Random House
HarperCollins
Health Communications Inc.
Penguin Group
Sports Books
Size of the Sports Book Market
Leading Sports Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenue
Random House
Simon & Schuster
HarperCollins
W.W. Norton
The Sporting News
Travel Books
Size of the Travel Book Market
Leading Travel Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenue
John Wiley & Sons
Random House
Workman Publishing
The Globe Pequot Press
Table 3.1: Estimated Revenue of Market Categories, 2005
Table 3.2: Projected Size of Market Categories, 2006
Table 3.3: Title Output by Category, 2005
Table 3.4: U.S. Trade Book and University Press Output, 1998-2005
Table 3.5: Estimated Size of the Art Book Market by Revenue, 2002-2006
Table 3.6: New Art Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2002-2005
Table 3.7: Leading Art Book Publishers by Estimated Revenue, 2004-2006
Table 3.8: Bestselling Art Books, 2005
Table 3.9: Estimated Size of the Biography Book Market by Revenue, 2002-2006
Table 3.10: New Biography Titles vs. All New Titles, 2002-2005
Table 3.11: Leading Biography Book Publishers by Estimated Revenue, 2004-2006
Table 3.12: Bestselling Autobiography/Biography Books, 2005
Table 3.13: Estimated Size of the Business Book Market by Revenue, 2002-2006
Table 3.14: New Business Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2002-2005
Table 3.15: Leading Business Book Publishers by Estimated Revenue, 2004-2006
Table 3.16: Bestselling Business Books, 2005
Table 3.17: Estimated Size of the Classic Literary Fiction Market by Revenue, 2002-2006
Table 3.18: New Classic Literary Fiction Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2002-2005
Table 3.19: Leading Classic Literary Fiction Book Publishers by Estimated Revenue, 2004-2006
Table 3.20: Bestselling Classic Literary Fiction Books, 2005
Table 3.21: Estimated Size of Computer Book Market by Revenue, 2002-2006
Table 3.22: New Computer Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2002-2005
Table 3.23: Leading Computer Book Publishers by Estimated Revenue, 2004-2006
Table 3.24: Bestselling Computer Books, 2005
Table 3.25: Estimated Size of the Cookbook Market by Revenue, 2002-2006
Table 3.26: New Cookbooks vs. All New Titles Released, 2002-2005
Table 3.27: Leading Cookbook Publishers by Estimated Revenue, 2004-2006
Table 3.28: Bestselling Cookbooks, 2005
Table 3.29: Estimated Size of the Gardening Book Market by Revenue, 2002-2006
Table 3.30: New Gardening Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2002-2005
Table 3.31: Leading Gardening Book Publishers by Estimated Revenue, 2004-2006
Table 3.32: Estimated Size of the Graphic Novel Market by Revenue, 2002-2006
Table 3.33: New Graphic Novel Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2002-2005
Table 3.34: Leading Graphic Novel Publishers by Estimated Revenue, 2004-2006
Table 3.35: Estimated Size of the Health & Fitness Book Market by Revenue, 2002-2006
Table 3.36: New Health & Fitness Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2002-2005
Table 3.37: Leading Health & Fitness Book Publishers by Estimated Revenue, 2004-2006
Table 3.38: Bestselling Health & Fitness Books, 2005
Table 3.39: Estimated Size of the How-To Book Market by Revenue, 2002-2006
Table 3.40: New How-To Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2002-2005
Table 3.41: Leading How-To Book Publishers by Estimated Revenue, 2004-2006
Table 3.42: Bestselling How-To Books, 2005
Table 3.43: Estimated Size of the Mystery Book Market by Revenue, 2002-2006
Table 3.44: New Mystery Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2002-2005
Table 3.45: Leading Mystery Book Publishers by Estimated Revenue, 2004-2006
Table 3.46: Bestselling Mystery Books, 2005
Table 3.47: Estimated Size of the Political Commentary/Current Events Book Market by Revenue, 2002-2006
Table 3.48: New U.S. Politics and Government Titles* vs. All New Titles Released, 2002-2005
Table 3.49: Leading Political Commentary/Current Events Book Publishers by Estimated Revenue, 2004-2006
Table 3.50: Bestselling U.S. Political Books, 2005
Table 3.51: Estimated Size of the Reference Book Market by Revenue, 2002-2006
Table 3.52: New Reference Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2002-2005
Table 3.53: Leading Reference Book Publishers by Estimated Revenue, 2004-2006
Table 3.54: Bestselling Reference Books, 2005
Table 3.55: Estimated Size of the Religious/Inspirational Book Market by Revenue, 2002-2006
Table 3.56: New Religious/Inspirational Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2002-2005
Table 3.57: Leading Religious/Inspirational Book Publishers by Estimated Revenue, 2004-2006
Table 3.58: Bestselling Religious Books, 2005
Table 3.59: Estimated Size of the Romance Book Market by Revenue, 2002-2006
Table 3.60: New Romance Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2002-2005
Table 3.61: Leading Romance Book Publishers by Estimated Revenue, 2004-2006
Table 3.62: Bestselling Romance Books, 2005
Table 3.63: Estimated Size of the Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Market by Revenue, 2002-2006
Table 3.64: New Science Fiction/Fantasy Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2002-2005
Table 3.65: Leading Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Publishers by Estimated Revenue, 2004-2006
Table 3.66: Bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy Books, 2005
Table 3.67: Estimated Size of the Self-Help Book Market by Revenue, 2002-2006
Table 3.68: New Self-Help Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2002-2005
Table 3.69: Leading Self-Help Book Publishers by Estimated Revenue, 2004-2006
Table 3.70: Bestselling Self-Help Books, 2005
Table 3.71: Estimated Size of the Sports Book Market by Revenue, 2002-2006
Table 3.72: New Sports Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2002-2005
Table 3.73: Leading Sports Book Publishers by Estimated Revenue, 2004-2006
Table 3.74: Estimated Size of the Travel Book Market by Revenue, 2002-2006
Table 3.75: New Travel Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2002-2005
Table 3.76: Leading Travel Book Publishers by Estimated Revenue, 2004-2006
Table 3.77: Bestselling Travel Books, 2005
Chapter 4: Distribution and Retail Sales
Introduction
The Effect of Mass Merchandisers on Book Retailing
Grocery Stores, Paradies Shops and the “Forever Frontlist” Phenomenon
Big Three Chains Posted Improved Results in 2005
Barnes & Noble
Borders Group
Books-A-Million
Profit Margins of the Big Three Chains
New Retail Book Sales Outlets Continue Emerging
The Plight of the Independent Booksellers and Small Chains
Online Bookselling
Google
Amazon.com
Barnes & Noble.com
Borders.com
Books-A-Million.com
Book Club Sales Still Strong; Mail Order Segment Struggles
Table 4.1: Bestselling Books at Select Stores, 2006
Table 4.2: Revenue Growth, Leading Bookstore Chains, 2002-2005
Table 4.3: Growth in Superstore Sales, Major Retail Chains, 2002-2005
Table 4.4: Top Three Bookstore Chains’ Operating Performance, 2001-2005
Table 4.5: Number of Superstore Outlets, 2001-2005
Table 4.6: Revenue of Leading Online Booksellers, 2003-2005
Chapter 5: Forecasts & Conclusions
Conclusions
Adult Hardcover
Adult Paperback
Adult Mass Market
Children’s Hardcover
Children’s Paperbacks
Audiobooks
Religious Books
Recommendations
Table 5.1: Forecast Net Consumer Book Sales, 2004-2007
Table 5.2: Estimated Revenue of Market Categories, 2005-2006
Chapter 6: Publisher Profiles
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Dark Horse Comics
Encyclopaedia Britannica
Hachette Book Group
Harlequin Enterprises
HarperCollins
Harry N. Abrams
Health Communications Inc.
Holtzbrinck
Houghton Mifflin Trade & Reference
Hyperion Books
Kensington Publishing Corp.
Meredith Corp.
Penguin Group (USA)
Random House Inc.
Reader’s Digest
Rodale Inc.
Scholastic
Simon & Schuster Inc.
Thomas Nelson
John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Chapter 7: Profiles of Leading Booksellers and Distributors
Amazon.com
Baker & Taylor
Barnes & Noble Inc.
Books-A-Million
Borders Group Inc.
Indigo Books & Music
Ingram Book Group
Publishers Group West

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