Book Publishers Industry: Statistics, Forecasts, and Company Data

Book Publishers - Market Size and Industry Forecast

The 2023 Book Publishers Industry Report contains historical and forecasted statistics used by leading private equity firms and consultants. Market sizes from 2018 to 2028 reflect industry trends and growth patterns. Revenues include both public and private companies in the book publishers industry.

Market Size (Total Revenue)

% Growth Rate
Number of Companies
Total Employees
Average Revenue per Company
Average Employees per Company
Source: U.S. government financial data.

Industry Revenue ($ Billions)

Industry Revenue Forecast
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022

Advanced econometric models forecast five years of industry growth based on short- and long-term trend analysis. Market size includes revenue generated from all products and services sold within the industry.

Book Publishers - Geographic Breakdown by U.S. State

Market size by state reveals local opportunity through the number of companies located in the region. Each state's growth rate is affected by regional economic conditions. Data by state can be used to pinpoint profitable and nonprofitable locations for Book Publishers companies in the United States.

Book Publishers Revenue by State

Market Size by State

Distribution by Company Size

Company SizeAll IndustriesBook Publishers
Small Business (< 5 Employees)

Small Business (5 - 20)
Midsized Business (20 - 100)
Large Business (100 - 500)
Enterprise (> 500)

Book Publishers - Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial statement analysis determines averages for the following industry forces:
The report includes a traditional income statement from an "average" company (both public and private companies included).

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
Total Revenue

Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
Gross Profit
Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit

Average Income Statement

Average Income Statement

Cost of Goods Sold

Salaries, Wages, and Benefits



Depreciation and Amortization

Officer Compensation

Net Income

Book Publishers - Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratios allow a company's performance to be compared against that of its peers.

Financial RatioIndustry Average
Profitability Ratios

Profit Margin
Liquidity Ratios
Current Ratio
Quick Ratio
Activity Ratios
Average Collection Period
Asset Turnover Ratio
Receivables Turnover Ratio
Inventory Conversion Ratio

Book Publishers - Product Mix

Product DescriptionDescriptionRevenue
($ Millions)
Industry total

Adult trade books
Professional, technical, & scholarly books
Professional & technical books
Elementary & secondary school textbooks
Post-secondary textbooks
Children's books
General reference books
All other operating receipts

Book Publishers - Compensation and Salary Surveys

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom QuartileAverage (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations8%

Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations6%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations6%
Computer Occupations6%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations29%
Art and Design Workers6%
Media and Communication Workers22%
News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents6%
Reporters and Correspondents6%
Writers and Editors15%
Sales and Related Occupations15%
Sales Representatives, Services11%
Advertising Sales Agents9%
Advertising Sales Agents9%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations21%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers9%
Production Occupations7%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations6%

Government Contracts

In the past, the federal government spent an annual total of $76,596,932 on the book publishers industry. It has awarded 1,352 contracts to 251 companies, with an average value of $305,167 per company.

Book Publishers and Adjacent Industries - Top Companies

($ Millions)

Book Publishers Industry Report
GeographyUnited States  
Publication DateJune 2023
Report FormatPDF Download  

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