“The Business of Books 2015” looks at the developments and driving forces shaping the international book business today. The study provides data, in most cases going back between five and 10 years, to give the readers a more comprehensive under- standing of today’s situation.
In particular, the report highlights book publishing in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and a number of emerging economies, notably China, Korea, Russia, Turkey, Mexico and Brazil.
Furthermore, it also places the book sector in the larger context of the international content and entertainment media.
In a separate chapter, one of the key trends governing the trans- formation of global publishing, the mounting pressure to consol- idate, is quantified and analyzed for selected European markets. Altogether, the aim of the study is to put the developments of key markets into context while providing a broad perspective, based on a wide array of key market data from the best available sources.