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Bookselling Market Report 2012

Executive Summary

Market DefinitionREPORT COVERAGEMARKET SECTORSConsumer BooksAcademic and Professional BooksSchool Books Including English Language Teaching BooksMARKET TRENDSThe Economic Climate's Impact on Bookselling and PublishersE-BooksDeclines in Book PricesLibraries Remain Under ThreatECONOMIC TRENDSPopulationGross Domestic ProductInflationUnemploymentHousehold Disposable IncomeMARKET POSITIONThe UKOverseas

Market Size

THE TOTAL MARKET

Publishers' Sales

Book Output

BY MARKET SECTOR

Consumer Books

Academic and Professional Books

School and English Language Teaching Books

Industry BackgroundRECENT HISTORYBook ClubsINDUSTRY CONCENTRATIONNUMBER OF COMPANIESEMPLOYMENTREGIONAL VARIATIONS IN THE MARKETPLACEDISTRIBUTIONRetailersHOW ROBUST IS THE MARKET?LEGISLATIONKEY TRADE ASSOCIATIONSBook Marketing LtdBooksellers AssociationNielsen BookDataThe Publishers Association

Competitor Analysis

THE MARKETPLACE

Consumer Books

Academic and Professional Books

School Books and English Language Teaching Books

MARKET LEADERS

Amazon.co.uk Ltd

Blackwell UK Ltd

Book Club Associates Ltd

The Book People Ltd

British Bookshops and Stationers Ltd

Waterstones Booksellers Ltd

WH Smith PLC

The Works Stores Ltd

MARKETING ACTIVITY

Exhibitions

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

STRENGTHS

WEAKNESSES

OPPORTUNITIES

THREATS

Buying BehaviourCONSUMER PROFILEBy TypeCurrent IssuesE-BOOKSThe Current Market and New ReleasesLegislative ChangesRETAILERS MOVE INTO PUBLISHINGWORLD BOOK NIGHTBOOK TO FILM ADAPTATIONS

The Global Market

OVERVIEW

Forecasts

INTRODUCTION

FORECASTS TO

MARKET GROWTH

FUTURE TRENDS

Digital Innovations

Decline in Students at University

Up-and-Coming Book Releases

Company Profiles

INTRODUCTION

DEFINITIONS

Turnover (Sales)

Pre-Tax Profit

Profit Margin

Average Remuneration

Sales per Employee

FURTHER INFORMATION

AMAZON.CO.UK LTDPrevious Name(s) and Date(s) of ChangePrincipal ActivitiesSIC CodesStructureRecent DevelopmentsFINANCIAL PROFILESalesProfitsEmployeesBalance Sheet/Ratios

BLACKWELL UK LTD

Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change

Principal Activities

SIC Codes

Structure

Recent Developments

FINANCIAL PROFILE

Sales

Profits

Employees

Balance Sheet/Ratios

BOOK CLUB ASSOCIATES LTDPrevious Name(s) and Date(s) of ChangePrincipal ActivitiesSIC CodesStructureRecent DevelopmentsFINANCIAL PROFILESalesProfitsEmployeesBalance Sheet/Ratios

THE BOOK PEOPLE LTD

Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change

Principal Activities

SIC Code

Structure

Recent Developments

FINANCIAL PROFILE

Sales

Profits

Employees

Balance Sheet/Ratios

WATERSTONES BOOKSELLERS LTDPrevious Name(s) and Date(s) of ChangePrincipal ActivitiesSIC CodeStructureRecent DevelopmentsFINANCIAL PROFILESalesProfitsEmployeesBalance Sheet/Ratios

WH SMITH PLC

Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change

Principal Activities

SIC Codes

Structure

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