Business of Consumer Book Publishing 2003

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Published Jun 1, 2003 | 316 Pages | Pub ID: CURP1577817

Business of Consumer Book Publishing features the only detailed category analysis of 16 key trade book categories, including art, business, mystery, how-to, sports and travel. Other valuable analyses include:
  • new content on the emerging Spanish book market in the U.S.
  • in-depth analysis of the children's book market
  • comprehensive analytical data on New York Times Best-Seller Lists and what they mean to your distribution and sales trends

Executive Summary
Chapter 1: Overview of the U.S. Consumer Book Market
  • Introduction
  • Output Growth for Trade and University Press Titles
  • Leading Consumer Book Publishers
  • Random House
  • Time Warner Books
  • Scholastic
  • The Penguin Group
  • HarperCollins
  • Reader’s Digest
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Harlequin
  • Holtzbrinck
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Rodale
  • Thomas Nelson
  • Houghton Mifflin
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Andrews McMeel
  • McGraw-Hill Children’s Publishing (MHCP)
  • Hyperion
  • Tyndale
  • Leading Children’s Book Publishers
  • Random House
  • Penguin Group (USA)
  • HarperCollins
  • Scholastic
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Table 1.1 - Estimated Growth of the Book Publishing Industry
  • Table 1.2 - Estimated Book Publishing Industry Net Sales, 1999-2002
  • Table 1.3 - Growth of Book Sales, Consumer vs. Professional and Educational
  • Table 1.4 - U.S. Trade Book and University Press Output, 1997-2003
  • Table 1.5 - Average Suggested List Prices for Selected Trade Formats, 2002
  • Table 1.6 - Total Number of Books Produced in the U.S., 1992-2003
  • Table 1.7 - Leading U.S. Consumer Book Publishers, 2001-2003
  • Table 1.8 - Leading Mass Market Publishers, Ranked By Estimated U.S. Book Sales, 2002
  • Table 1.9 - Leading Children’s Trade Book Publishers, Ranked By Estimated U.S. Book Sales, 2002

Chapter 2: Current Trends in Consumer Book Publishing

  • Introduction
  • Publisher’s Profits Fall in Fiscal 2002, Rebound in 2003
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Strategy Mattered More Than Size
  • New Imprints Spring Up in Era of Retrenchment
  • New York Times Best-Sellers
  • Adult Fiction Hardcover
  • Adult Nonfiction
  • Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous
  • Children’s Books
  • Growth in Title Output
  • Imports/Exports
  • Table 2.1 - Trade Publishers’ Profitability, 2003 vs. 2002
  • Table 2.2 - Publishers’ Profitability, 2002 vs. 2001
  • Table 2.3 - Key Consumer Book Industry Acquisitions, 2002-2003
  • Table 2.4 - Consumer Imprints Announced or Launched, January 2002- October 2003
  • Table 2.5 - The New York Times Best-Selling Publishers for Adult Fiction, Hardcover, 2002
  • Table 2.6 - The New York Times Best-Selling Publishers for Adult Fiction, Hardcover, January-October 2003
  • Table 2.7 - Hardcover Fiction Best-Sellers By Number of Weeks, 2002
  • Table 2.8 - No. 1 Hardcover Fiction Best-Sellers By Longevity, January-December 2003
  • Table 2.9 - The New York Times Best-Selling Publishers for Adult Fiction, Paperback, 2002
  • Table 2.10 - The New York Times Best-Selling Publishers for Adult Fiction, Paperback, January-October 2003
  • Table 2.11 - Paperback Fiction Best-Sellers By Number of Weeks, 2002
  • Table 2.12 - No. 1 Paperback Fiction Best-Sellers By Longevity, January-December 2003
  • Table 2.13 - Hardcover Fiction Best-Sellers By Publisher, 2002
  • Table 2.14 - Nonfiction Hardcover Best-Sellers By Publisher, January-November 2003
  • Table 2.15 - Longest Running Hardcover Nonfiction Best-Sellers, 2002
  • Table 2.16 - No. 1 Hardcover Nonfiction Best-Sellers By Longevity, January-November 2003
  • Table 2.17 - Paperback Nonfiction Best-Sellers By Publisher, 2002
  • Table 2.18 - Paperback Nonfiction Best-Sellers By Publisher, January-November 2003
  • Table 2.19 - Longest Running Paperback Nonfiction Best-Sellers, 2002
  • Table 2.20 - No. 1 Hardcover Nonfiction Best-Sellers By Longevity, January-November 2003
  • Table 2.21 - Best-Selling Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous Publishers, Hardcover and Paperback, 2002
  • Table 2.22 - Best-Selling Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous Publishers, Hardcover and Paperback, January-October 2003
  • Table 2.23 - Longest-Lasting Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous Hardcover Best-Sellers, 2002
  • Table 2.24 - Longest-Lasting Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous Paperback Best-Sellers, 2002
  • Table 2.25 - No. 1 Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous Hardcover Best-Sellers By Longevity, January-October 2003
  • Table 2.26 - Best-Selling Children’s Book Publishers, 2002
  • Table 2.27 - Best-Selling Children’s Book Publishers, January-October 2003
  • Table 2.28 - Longest-Lasting Children’s Best-Sellers, Chapter, 2002
  • Table 2.29 - Longest-Lasting Children’s Best-Sellers, Paperback, 2002
  • Table 2.30 - Longest-Lasting Children’s Best-Sellers, Picture, 2002
  • Table 2.31 - Longest-Lasting Children’s Best-Sellers, Chapter, January-October 2003
  • Table 2.32 - Longest-Lasting Children’s Best-Sellers, Paperback, January-October 2003
  • Table 2.33 - Longest-Lasting Children’s Best-Sellers, Picture, January-October 2003
  • Table 2.34 - Leading Foreign Markets for U.S. Books, 2002 vs. 2001

Chapter 3: Trade Book Publishing: Category Analysis

  • Art Books
  • Size of the Art Book Category
  • Leading Art Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenues
  • Biography Books
  • Size of the Biography Book Category
  • Leading Biography Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenues
  • Business Books
  • Size of the Business Book Category
  • Leading Business Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenues
  • Computer Books
  • Size of the Computer Book Category
  • Leading Computer Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenues
  • Cookbooks
  • Size of the Cookbook Category
  • Leading Cookbook Publishers: Title Output and Revenues
  • Gardening Books
  • Size of the Gardening Book Category
  • Leading Gardening Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenues
  • Health Books
  • Size of the Health Book Category
  • Leading Health Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenues
  • How-To Books
  • Size of the How-To Book Category
  • Leading How-To Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenues
  • Mystery Books
  • Size of the Mystery Book Category
  • Leading Mystery Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenues
  • Reference Books
  • Size of the Reference Book Category
  • Leading Reference Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenues
  • Religious/Inspirational Books
  • Size of the Religious/Inspirational Book Category
  • Leading Religious/Inspirational Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenues
  • Romance Books
  • Leading Romance Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenues
  • Science-Fiction/Fantasy Books
  • Size of the Science-Fiction/Fantasy Book Category
  • Leading Science-Fiction/Fantasy Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenues
  • Self-Help Books
  • Size of the Self-Help Book Category
  • Leading Self-Help Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenues
  • Sports Books
  • Size of the Sports Book Category
  • Leading Sports Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenues
  • Travel Books
  • Size of the Travel Book Category
  • Leading Travel Book Publishers: Title Output and Revenues
  • Table 3.1 - Estimated Market Size of Categories, 2002
  • Table 3.2 - Projected Market Size of Categories, 2003
  • Table 3.3 - Estimated Title Output, By Category, 2002
  • Table 3.4 - Projected Title Output, By Category, 2003
  • Table 3.5 - Ingram’s Best-Selling Categories, By Subject Category, 2002
  • Table 3.6 - Ingram’s Best-Selling Categories, By Units, First Three Quarters, 2003
  • Table 3.7 - Estimated Size of the Art Book Market, By Revenues, 1999-2003
  • Table 3.8 - New Art Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2000-2003
  • Table 3.9 - Leading Art Book Publishers, By Estimated Revenues
  • Table 3.10 - Selected Best-Selling Art Books, 2003
  • Table 3.11 - Estimated Size of the Biography Book Market, By Revenues, 1999-2003
  • Table 3.12 - New Biography Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2000-2003
  • Table 3.13 - Leading Biography Book Publishers, By Estimated Revenues
  • Table 3.14 - Longest-Lasting Biography Titles, New York Times Best-Seller List, 2003
  • Table 3.15 - Estimated Size of the Business Book Market, By Revenues, 1999-2003
  • Table 3.16 - New Business Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2000-2003
  • Table 3.17 - Leading Business Book Publishers, By Estimated Revenues
  • Table 3.18 - Business Week’s Best Business Books, 2003
  • Table 3.19 - Estimated Size of the Computer Book Market, By Revenues, 1999-2003
  • Table 3.20 - New Computer Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2000-2003
  • Table 3.21 - Leading Computer Book Publishers, By Estimated Revenues
  • Table 3.22 - Barnes & Noble’s Best of 2003, Computing and Internet Titles
  • Table 3.23 - Estimated Size of the Cookbook Market, By Revenues, 1999-2003
  • Table 3.24 - New Cookbook Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2000-2003
  • Table 3.25 - Leading Cookbook Publishers, By Estimated Revenues
  • Table 3.26 - Simba’s Hotpicks: Cookbook Titles Most Likely to Succeed, 2003-2004
  • Table 3.27 - Estimated Size of the Gardening Book Market, By Revenues, 1999-2003
  • Table 3.28 - New Gardening Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2000-2003
  • Table 3.29 - Leading Gardening Book Publishers, By Estimated Revenues
  • Table 3.30 - Amazon.com Best-Selling Gardening Books, 2003
  • Table 3.31 - Estimated Size of the Health Book Market, By Revenues, 1999-2003
  • Table 3.32 - New Health Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2000-2003
  • Table 3.33 - Leading Health Book Publishers, By Estimated Revenues
  • Table 3.34 - Key New York Times Health and Wellness Best-Sellers, 2003
  • Table 3.35 - Estimated Size of the How-To Book Market, By Revenues, 1999-2003
  • Table 3.36 - New How-To Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2000-2003
  • Table 3.37 - Leading How-To Book Publishers, By Estimated Revenues
  • Table 3.38 - Estimated Size of the Mystery Book Market, By Revenues, 1999-2003
  • Table 3.39 - New Mystery Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2000-2003
  • Table 3.40 - Leading Mystery Book Publishers, By Estimated Revenues
  • Table 3.41 - Longest-Lasting No. 1 Mystery Titles, New York Times Best-Seller Lists, 2003
  • Table 3.42 - Estimated Size of the Trade Reference Book Market, By Revenues, 1999-2003
  • Table 3.43 - New Trade Reference Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2000-2003
  • Table 3.44 - Leading Trade Reference Book Publishers, By Estimated Revenues
  • Table 3.45 - Longest-Lasting Reference Titles, New York Times Best-Seller List, 2003
  • Table 3.46 - Estimated Size of the Religious/Inspirational Book Market, By Revenues, 1999-2003
  • Table 3.47 - New Religious/Inspirational Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2000-2003
  • Table 3.48 - Leading Religious/Inspirational Book Publishers, By Estimated Revenues
  • Table 3.49 - Longest-Lasting Religious/Inspirational Titles, New York Times Best-Seller List, 2003
  • Table 3.50 - Estimated Size of the Romance Book Market, By Revenues, 1999-2003
  • Table 3.51 - New Romance Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2000-2003
  • Table 3.52 - Leading Romance Book Publishers, By Estimated Revenues
  • Table 3.53 - Estimated Size of the Science-Fiction/Fantasy Book Market, By Revenues, 1999-2003
  • Table 3.54 - New Science-Fiction/Fantasy Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2000-2003
  • Table 3.55 - Leading Science-Fiction/Fantasy Book Publishers, By Estimated Revenues
  • Table 3.56 - 2002 Nebula Award Winners
  • Table 3.57 - Estimated Size of the Self-Help Book Market, By Revenues, 1999-2003
  • Table 3.58 - New Self-Help Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2000-2003
  • Table 3.59 - Leading Self-Help Book Publishers, By Estimated Revenues
  • Table 3.60 - Longest-Lasting Self-Help Titles, New York Times Best-Seller List, 2003
  • Table 3.61 - Estimated Size of the Sports Book Market, By Revenues, 1999-2003
  • Table 3.62 - New Sports Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2000-2003
  • Table 3.63 - Leading Sports Book Publishers, By Estimated Revenues
  • Table 3.64 - Longest-Lasting Sports Titles, New York Times Best-Seller List, 2003
  • Table 3.65 - Estimated Size of the Travel Book Market, By Revenues, 1999-2003
  • Table 3.66 - New Travel Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2000-2003
  • Table 3.67 - Amazon.com Top-Selling Travel Books, 2003
  • Table 3.68 - Leading Travel Book Publishers, By Estimated Revenues

Chapter 4: Distribution and Retail Sales

  • Introduction
  • Adult Book Purchasing Patterns
  • Children’s Book Purchasing Patterns
  • Performance of the Big Three Chains
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Borders Group
  • Books-A-Million
  • Borders Posts Profit Margin Gains
  • The Plight of the Independent Booksellers and Small Chains
  • Online Bookselling
  • Amazon.com.
  • Barnes & Noble.com
  • Borders.com
  • BooksAMillion.com
  • New Retail Book Sales Outlets Are Emerging
  • Mail Order Book Sales Decline in 2002
  • Book Club Sales Continue to Improve
  • Wholesalers Ingram Books and Baker & Taylor Gear Up for the Future
  • Table 4.1 - Adult Book Purchasing By Outlet, 1992-2002
  • Table 4.2 - Distribution of Adult Book Purchasing By Outlet, 2002
  • Table 4.3 - Children’s Book Purchasing Patterns
  • Table 4.4 - Children’s Books Purchased By Channel, Percentage of Units and Dollars Purchased in the U.S., First Half 2001-2003
  • Table 4.5 - Total Revenues of Leading Bookstore Chains, 2001-2003
  • Table 4.6 - Total Superstore Sales, 1999-2002
  • Table 4.7 - Number of Superstore Outlets, 1999-2002
  • Table 4.8 - Combined U.S. Superstores, Top Three Chains, 1993-2002
  • Table 4.9 - Top Three Bookstore Chains’ Operating Performance, 2000-2003.
  • Table 4.10 - Declining Annual Membership Total, American Booksellers Association, 2000-2002
  • Table 4.11 - Revenues of Leading Online Booksellers, 1999-2002
  • Table 4.12 - Book Distributor Tale of the Tape

Chapter 5: Forecast and Conclusions

  • Conclusions
  • Adult Hardcover
  • Adult Paperback
  • Children’s Hardcover
  • Children’s Paperbacks
  • Mass Market
  • Book Clubs
  • Mail Order.
  • Religious
  • Table 5.1 - Forecast for Consumer Expenditures on Books, 2002-2006
  • Table 5.2 - Consumer Expenditures By Forecast, By Trade Segment, 2002-2006
  • Table 5.3 - Estimated Consumer Expenditures By Selected Segment, 2002-2006

Chapter 6: Company Profiles - Leading U.S. Consumer Book Publishers

  • Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Disney Publishing
  • Harcourt Trade Publishing
  • Harlequin Enterprises Ltd
  • HarperCollins
  • Health Communications Inc
  • Houghton Mifflin Trade & Reference
  • Hyperion Books.
  • Kensington Publishing Corp
  • Meredith Corp
  • The Penguin Group
  • Perseus Books Group
  • Random House
  • Reader’s Digest
  • Rodale
  • Scholastic Corp
  • Simon & Schuster Inc
  • Thomas Nelson
  • Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc

Chapter 7: Company Profiles - Leading Booksellers and Distributors

  • Amazon.com
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Barnes & Noble Inc
  • Barnes & Noble.com
  • Books-A-Million
  • Border
  • Indigo Books & Music Inc
  • Ingram Book Group