Business of Consumer Book Publishing 2011

Jul 21, 2011
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Business of Consumer Book Publishing 2011 is the latest edition of the venerable market intelligence report for the U.S. trade book publishing industry. This all-new edition contains the valuable consumer book information leading publishers, printers and retailers have come to rely on year after year.

As with past editions, Simba presents:

  • A multi-year analysis of three major bestseller lists.
  • Profiles of 20 leading publishers.
  • Simba's signature strategic examination of 17 major subject categories (with a 5-year statistical analysis showing the growth of each), and an overall discussion of which ones are the likeliest candidates for growth in print and/or digital forms.
  • Projections and insights on what categories will both drive and hamper market expansion.
  • Fresh analysis and perspective about critical trends facing trade book publishers today, including the growing influence of e-books and the Internet on all parts of the publishing process, the challenge to encourage reading in a society increasingly pressed for time, and volatile pricing trends.

Once again, Business of Consumer Book Publishing 2011 features coveted demographic information, compiled from Experian Simmons' trusted National Consumer survey which determines exactly who’s buying the books and where they are buying them. This isn’t a survey of just consumers who buy books, but rather an independent analysis of the entire population, allowing buyers of this report to understand how everyone sees books, not just how ‘readers’ see them.

Our category analysis chapter provides title output, sales, case studies, and analysis of leading publishers and bestselling titles for the following subjects:

  • Art
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Classic literary fiction
  • Computers/technology books
  • Cookbooks
  • Graphic novels
  • Health & fitness
  • Mystery
  • Political commentaries/current events
  • Reference
  • Religious/inspirational
  • Romance
  • Science fiction/fantasy
  • Self-help
  • Sports
  • Travel

We include detailed strategic and financial profiles of companies such as Andrews McMeel Publishing, Dark Horse Comics, Encylopaedia Britannica, Hachette Book Group, Harlequin Enterprises, HarperCollins, Harry N. Abrams, Health Communications Inc., Hyperion Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., Macmillan, Meredith Corp., Penguin Group, Random House Inc., Rodale Inc., Scholastic, Simon & Schuster Inc., Thomas Nelson, John Wiley & Sons Inc., Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble Inc., Books-A-Million and Borders Group Inc.

Simba takes a measured approach to developing its market size and forecast figures, and presents its findings in a no-nonsense fashion. Our clients can count on the objectivity and accuracy of our numbers and analysis—whether they’re preparing a strategic presentation, benchmarking their company’s performance against that of their competitors, or seeking out an acquisition, a new partnership or an alliance.

Business of Consumer Book Publishing 2011 is the ‘state of the industry’ report and a must-have for any executive who wants to stay on top of a rapidly changing market-and see what’s next in this challenging industry.

Table of Contents
Methodology
Executive Summary
Chapter 1: Overview of the U.S. Consumer Book Market
Introduction
Trade Industry Performance: Then and Now
AAP: Muted Performance in 2010
Leading U.S. Consumer Book Publishers
Abrams
Andrews McMeel
Enciclopaedia Britannica
Hachette Book Group
Harlequin
Harper Collins
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Kensington Publishing
Macmillan
Penguin Group
Random House
Rodale
Scholastic
Simon Schuster
John Wiley & Sons


Table 1.1: E-Book and Paperback Consumption, 2010
Table 1.2: Growth of Consumer Book Publishing Industry, 2008-2011P
Table 1.3: Domestic Net Sales of Consumer Books by Book Type, 2009-2010
Table 1.4: Consumer Book Publishers, U.S.-Only Revenue Growth, 2009E-2011P


Chapter 2: Current Trends in Consumer Book Publishing
Introduction
Fewer Are Buying
Fewer Adults Buying Books as Gifts
Bestselling Authors Expanding Their Reach
Media Tie-Ins and Popular Culture Feeding Books
E-Books Sales Cannibalizing Print As Fragmentation Continues
Retailing Landscape Still Shifting in a Way Publishers Won’t Like
Internet Content Continuing to Gnaw the Industry
Piracy Risks Abound
List Prices of Traditional Books Staying Mostly Steady
Profits Among Leading Trade Publishers
Mergers & Acquisitions: Quiet on Publishers Side, Noisy Elsewhere
New Imprints and Business Expansion
New Imprints and Business Expansion
2010 Bestsellers
New Books
Top Titles Overall
Top Authors
Leading Imprints
Top Categories
More Books Showing Up on the List…But Spending Less Time There
New York Times: Changes in the List Changes the Analysis


Table 2.1: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Consumers Who Did/Did Not Buy a Book in Previous 12 Months
Table 2.2: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Bought Book(s) as Gifts
Table 2.3: Average Titles Per Author on Lists, 2006-2010
Table 2.4: Fiction List Price Overview (Q1 2007 to Q1 2011)
Table 2.5: Nonfiction List Price Overview (Q1 2007 to Q1 2011)
Table 2.6: Publishers’ Profitability, 2010 vs. 2009
Table 2.7: Number of New Titles on Lists, January-December 2008
Table 2.8: Total New Titles by Class, January-December 2008
Table 2.9: Top 50 New Titles, January-December 2010
Table 2.10: Best Performing Books, 2006-2010
Table 2.11: Total Number of Titles on lists, January-December 2010
Table 2.12: Top 15 Titles, January-December 2010
Table 2.13: Best Performing Authors, 2006-2010
Table 2.14: Top 50 Authors, January-December 2010
Table 2.15: Best Performing Imprints, 2006-2010
Table 2.16: Top 50 Imprints, January-December 2010
Table 2.17: Best Performing Categories, 2006-2010
Table 2.18: Top 50 Categories, January-December 2010
Table 2.19: Average Weeks on Lists, 2006-2010
Table 2.20: Average Titles per Imprint, 2006-2010
Table 2.21: Top 20 Titles, New York Times, January-December 2010
Table 2.22: New to Database, January 2010-January 2011


Chapter 3: Trade Book Publishing: Category Analysis
Introduction
Category Performance
General Title Output
Estimated and Projected Size of Select Consumer Categories
Art Books
Five-Year Art Book Trends: Format, Segment, Performance
Size of the Art Book Category and Title Output
Biographies
Five-Year Biography Book Trends: Format, Segment, Performance
Size of the Biography Book Category and Title Output
Business Books
Five-Year Business Book Trends: Format, Segment, Performance and Key Publishers
Size of the Business Book Category and Title Output
Classic Literary Fiction
Classic Literary Fiction Five Year Trends
Size of the Classic Literary Fiction Market and Title Output
Computer/Technology Books
Computer/Technology Trends: Format, Segment, Performance and Key Publishers
Size of the Computer Book Market and Title Output
Cookbooks
Five-Year Cookbook Trends: Format, Segment, Performance and Key Publishers
Size of the Cookbook Market and Title Output
Graphic Novels
Five-Year Graphic Novels Trends: Format, Segment, Performance and Key Publishers
Size of the Graphic Novel Market and Title Output
Health & Fitness Books
Five-Year Health & Fitness Trends
Size of the Health & Fitness Book Market Title and Output
Mystery Books
Five-Year Mystery Book Trends
Size of Mystery Book Market Title and Output
Political Commentary/Current Events
Political Commentary Book 5 Year Trends
Size of the Political Commentary/Current Events Book Market & Title Output
Reference Books
Five-Year Reference Book Trends: Format, Segment, Performance and Key Publishers
Size of the Reference Book Market and Title Output
Religious/Inspirational Books
Five-Year Religious Book Trends: Format, Segment, Performance and Key Publishers
Size of the Religious/Inspirational Book Market and Title Output
Romance Books
Five-Year Romance Book Trends: Format, Segment, Performance and Key Publishers
Size of the Romance Book Market and Title Output
Science Fiction/Fantasy Books
Five-Year Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Trends: Format, Segment, Performance and Key Publishers
Size of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Market and Title Output
Self-Help Books
Five-Year Self-Help Book Trends: Format, Segment, Performance and Key Publishers
Size of the Self-Help Book Market and Title Output
Sports Books
Five-Year Sports Book Trends: Format, Segment, Performance and Key Publishers
Size of the Sports Book Market and Title Output
Travel Books
Five-Year Travel Book Trends: Format, Segment, Performance and Key Publishers
Size of the Travel Book Market and Title Output


Table 3.1: Bookstore Responses: Events Forecast For 2011
Table 3.2: How Bookstores Plan to Stock Different Categories in 2011
Table 3.3: Adult Formats and Their Performance for 2010
Table 3.4: Children’s Formats and Their Performance for 2010
Table 3.5: Title Output by Category, 2009-2010
Table 3.6: Estimated Revenue of Market Categories, 2010
Table 3.7: Estimated Size of Market Categories, 2011
Table 3.8: Five-Year Trend: Art by Consolidated Rating, 2006-2010
Table 3.9: Format and Segment Trends: Art, 2006-2010
Table 3.10: Bestselling Art Books, 2010
Table 3.11: Estimated Size of the Biography Book Market by Revenue, 2007-2011P
Table 3.12: New Biography Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2006-2010
Table 3.13: Five-Year Trend: Biography and Autobiography by Consolidated Rating, 2006-2010
Table 3.14: Format and Segment Trends: Biographies, 2006-2010
Table 3.15: Top 20 Biography Book Imprints, January-December 2010
Table 3.16: Bestselling Biography Books, 2010
Table 3.17: Estimated Size of the Business Book Market by Revenue, 2007-2011P
Table 3.18: New Business Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2006-2010
Table 3.19: Five-Year Trend: Business & Economics by Consolidated Rating, 2006-2010
Table 3.20: Format and Segment Trends: Business, 2006-2010
Table 3.21: Top 20 Business Book Imprints, January-December 2010
Table 3.22: Bestselling Business Books, 2010
Table 3.23: Estimated Size of the Classic Literary Fiction Book Market by Revenue, 2007-2011P
Table 3.24: New Classic Literary Fiction Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2006-2010
Table 3.25: Five-Year Trend: Classic Literary Fiction by Consolidated Rating, 2006-2010
Table 3.26: Format and Segment Trends: Classic Literary Fiction, 2006-2010
Table 3.27: Top 20 Classic Literary Fiction Book Imprints, January-December 2010
Table 3.28: Top 20 Bestselling Classic Literary Fiction Books, 2009
Table 3.29: Estimated Size of the Computer Book Market by Revenue, 2007-2011P
Table 3.30: New Computer Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2006-2010
Table 3.31: Estimated Size of the Cookbook Market by Revenue, 2007-2011P
Table 3.32: New Cookbook Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2006-2010
Table 3.33: Five-Year Trend: Cookbooks by Consolidated Rating, 2006-2010
Table 3.34: Format and Segment Trends: Cookbooks, 2006-2010
Table 3.35: Top 20 Cookbook Imprints, January-December 2010
Table 3.36: Bestselling Cookbooks, 2010
Table 3.37: Estimated Size of the Graphic Novel Market Revenue, 2007-2011P
Table 3.38: New Graphic Novel Titles vs. All New Titles, 2006-2010
Table 3.39: Five-Year Trend: Graphic Novels by Consolidated Rating, 2006-2010
Table 3.40: Format and Segment Trends: Graphic Novels, 2006-2010
Table 3.41: Graphic Novel Imprints, January-December 2010
Table 3.42: Top 20 Bestselling Graphic Novels, 2010
Table 3.43: Estimated Size of the Health & Fitness Book Market by Revenue, 2007-2011P
Table 3.44: New Health & Fitness Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2006-2010
Table 3.45: Five-Year Trend: Health & Fitness by Consolidated Rating, 2006-2010
Table 3.46: Top 20 Health & Fitness Book Imprints, January-December 2010
Table 3.47: Bestselling Health & Fitness Books, 2010
Table 3.48: Estimated Size of the Mystery Book Market by Revenue, 2007-2011P
Table 3.49: New Mystery Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2006-2010
Table 3.50: Five-Year Trend: Mystery by Consolidated Rating, 2006-2010
Table 3.51: Format and Segment Trends: Mystery, 2006-2010
Table 3.52: Top 20 Mystery Book Imprints, January-December 2010
Table 3.53: Bestselling Mystery Books, 2010
Table 3.54: Estimated Size of the Political Commentary/Current Events Book Market by Revenue, 2007-2011P
Table 3.55: New U.S. Political Science Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2006-2010
Table 3.56: Five-Year Trend: Political Commentaries/Current Events by Consolidated Rating, 2006-2010
Table 3.57: Top Political Commentary/Current Events Book Imprints, January-December 2010
Table 3.58: Bestselling Political Books, 2010
Table 3.59: Estimated Size of the Reference Book Market by Revenue, 2007-2011P
Table 3.60: Estimated Size of the Reference Book Market by Revenue, 2007-2011P
Table 3.61: New Reference Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2006-2010
Table 3.62: Five-Year Trend: Reference by Consolidated Rating, 2006-2010
Table 3.63: Format and Segment Trends: Reference, 2006-2010
Table 3.64: Reference Imprints, January-December 2010
Table 3.65: Bestselling Reference Books, 2010
Table 3.66: Estimated Size of the Religious/Inspirational Book Market by Revenue, 2007-2011P
Table 3.67: New Religious/Inspirational Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2006-2010
Table 3.68: Five-Year Trend: Religious/Inspirational by Consolidated Rating, 2006-2010
Table 3.69: Format and Segment Trends: Religious/Inspirational, 2006-2010
Table 3.70: Top 20 Religion Imprints, January-December 2010
Table 3.71: Top 20 Bestselling Religious Books, 2010
Table 3.72: Estimated Size of the Romance Book Market by Revenue, 2007-2011P
Table 3.73: New Romance Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2006-2010
Table 3.74: Five-Year Trend: Romance by Consolidated Rating, 2006-2010
Table 3.75: Format and Segment Trends: Romance, 2006-2010
Table 3.76: Top 20 Romance Imprints, January-December 2010
Table 3.77: Bestselling Romance Books, 2010
Table 3.78: Estimated Size of the Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Market by Revenue, 2007-2011P
Table 3.79: New Science Fiction Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2006-2010
Table 3.80: New Science Fiction Titles vs. All New Titles Released, 2006-2010
Table 3.81: Five-Year Trend: Science Fiction by Consolidated Rating, 2006-2010
Table 3.82: Five-Year Trend: Fantasy by Consolidated Rating, 2006-2010
Table 3.83: Format and Segment Trends: Science Fiction, 2006-2010
Table 3.84: Format and Segment Trends: Fantasy, 2006-2010
Table 3.85: Top 20 Science Fiction Imprints, January-December 2010
Table 3.86: Top 20 Fantasy Imprints, January-December 2010
Table 3.87: Top 20 Bestselling Science Fiction Books, 2010
Table 3.88: Bestselling Fantasy Books, 2010
Table 3.89: Estimated Size of the Self-Help Book Market by Revenue, 2007-2011P
Table 3.90: New Self-Help Tiles vs. All New Titles Released, 2006-2011
Table 3.91: Five-Year Trend: Self-Help by Consolidated Rating, 2006-2010
Table 3.92: Format and Segment Trends: Self-Help, 2006-2010
Table 3.93: Top 20 Self-Help Imprints, January-December 2010
Table 3.94: Top 20 Bestselling Self-Help Books, 2010
Table 3.95: Estimated Size of the Sports Book Market by Revenue, 2007-2011P
Table 3.96: New Sports Tiles vs. All New Titles Released, 2006-2010
Table 3.97: Five-Year Trend: Sports by Consolidated Rating, 2006-2010
Table 3.98: Format and Segment Trends: Sports, 2006-2010
Table 3.99: Top 20 Sports Imprints, January-December 2010
Table 3.100: Bestselling Sports Books, 2010
Table 3.101: Estimated Size of the Travel Book Market by Revenue, 2007-2011P
Table 3.102: New Travel Tiles vs. All New Titles Released, 2006-2010
Table 3.103: Five-Year Trend: Travel by Consolidated Rating, 2006-2010
Table 3.104: Format and Segment Trends: Travel, 2006-2010
Table 3.105: Bestselling Travel Books, 2010


Chapter 4: Book Buyer Demographics & Psychographics
Introduction
Who’s Buying The Books?
Gender and Race
Age Breakdown
Buyers of Books by Education Level
Household Income
Employment Status
Profession
Marital Status
Number of People/Number of Children in Household
Age of Children in Household
Type and Value of Residence
Region and Metro Markets
Psychographic Analysis: Readers & Advertising
Psychographic Analysis: The Internet
Psychographic Analysis: Television and Video Games
Psychographic Analysis: Shopping


Table 4.1: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Sales Channel Trends
Table 4.2: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Customer Trends
Table 4.3: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Buyers of Books by Gender
Table 4.4: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Buyers of Books by Race
Table 4.5: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Buyers of Books by Age Bracket
Table 4.6: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Buyers of Books by Education Level
Table 4.7: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Buyers of Books by Household Income
Table 4.8: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Buyers of Books by Employment Status
Table 4.9: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Buyers of Books by Profession
Table 4.10: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Buyers of Books by Marital Status
Table 4.11: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Buyers of Books by Number of People in HH
Table 4.12: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Buyers of Books by Number of Children in HH
Table 4.13: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Buyers of Books by Age of Children in HH
Table 4.14: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Buyers of Books by Type of Residence
Table 4.15: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Buyers of Books by Value of Residence
Table 4.16: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Buyers of Books by Region
Table 4.17: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Buyers of Books by Metro Markets
Table 4.18: Types of Outdoor Advertising Noticed in Previous 30 Days Among Readers and the General U.S. Adult Population
Table 4.19: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Attitudes and Opinions of Advertising
Table 4.20: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Attitudes and Opinions of the Internet, Any Agree
Table 4.21: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Attitudes and Opinions of Television and Video Games
Table 4.22: Overview of Book Purchasing Population (U.S. Adults): Attitudes and Opinions of Shopping


Chapter 5: Forecasts & Conclusions
Adult Hardcover
Adult Paperback
Adult Mass Market
Children’s Hardcover
Children’s Paperback
Audiobooks
Religious Books
Electronic Books
Recommendations

Table 5.1: Net Consumer Book Sales, 2007-2011P
Table 5.2: Size of Market Categories, 2011


Profiles of Leading Publishers
Abrams
Andrews McNeel Publishing
Encyclopaedia Britannica
Hachette Book Group USA
Harlequin Enterprises
HarperCollins Publishers
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers
Kensington Publishing Corp.
Macmillan
Penguin Group (USA)
Random House Inc.
Rodale Inc.
Business of Consumer Book Publishing 2011 Scholastic
Simon & Schuster Inc.
John Wiley & Sons Inc.

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