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Publishing Industry Market Review 2008 Product Image

Publishing Industry Market Review 2008

  • ID: 615180
  • July 2008
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 180 Pages
  • Key Note Publications Ltd

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Archant Ltd
  • DC Thomson & Company Ltd
  • Financial Results
  • Incisive Media Ltd
  • Macmillan Publishers Ltd
  • Pearson PLC
  • MORE

We estimate that the UK publishing market was worth £18.41bn in 2007, having grown by just 0.4% during the year. Three sectors are examined in this Market Review: newspapers, magazines and books.

Each of these three sectors is dominated by around a dozen companies. Hardly any companies are involved in more than one sector of the market, and only Pearson PLC has significant interests in all three sectors.

The book-publishing sector is experiencing greater change than any other sector of the publishing industry. Some of the large publishers are planning to digitise vast numbers of the books that they have published in the past (their so-called backlists).

They also planning to launch thousands of e-books in 2008 and 2009, and some publishers are starting to sell a proportion of their books online. The major academic publishers are increasingly investing in digitised content and are printing much less material.

For newspapers and magazines, the key concerns are maintaining their advertising revenues and winning new readers. This is especially crucial for newspapers. The main reason why newspapers have lost so much ground over the past 20 years is that READ MORE >

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Archant Ltd
  • DC Thomson & Company Ltd
  • Financial Results
  • Incisive Media Ltd
  • Macmillan Publishers Ltd
  • Pearson PLC
  • MORE

Executive Summary

1. Industry Overview
REPORT COVERAGE
REPORT BACKGROUND
ECONOMIC TRENDS
Population
Table 1.1: UK Resident Population Estimates by Sex (000), Mid-Years 2003-2007
Gross Domestic Product
Table 1.2: UK Gross Domestic Product at Current and Annual Chain-Linked Prices (£m), 2003-2007
Inflation
Table 1.3: UK Rate of Inflation (%), 2003-2007
Unemployment
Table 1.4: Actual Number of Unemployed Persons in the UK (million), 2003-2007
MARKET SIZE
Table 1.5: The UK Publishing Market by Sector by Value (£m), 2003-2007
Figure 1.1: The UK Publishing Market by Value (£m), 2003-2007
MARKET SEGMENTATION
Newspapers
Magazines
Books
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
Concentration
Number of UK Businesses
Table 1.6: Number of UK VAT-Based Enterprises in the Publishing Industry by Sector by Turnover Sizeband (£000 and number), 2007
Employment
Table 1.7: Number of UK VAT-Based Enterprises in the Publishing Industry by Sector by Employment Sizeband (number), 2007
Distribution
MARKET POSITION
KEY TRENDS
Number of Titles
Industry Restructuring
Publishers Embrace Electronic Media
Publishers Partnering with Other Businesses
The Mid-Market is Squeezed
Consumer Magazines Losing Male Readers
LEGISLATION
KEY TRADE ASSOCIATIONS AND OTHER INDUSTRY ORGANISATIONS
Book Marketing Ltd
Booksellers Association
Newspaper Publishers Association
Newspaper Society
Nielsen BookData
Periodical Publishers Association
Publishers Association

2. PEST Analysis
POLITICAL FACTORS
EU VAT on Books and Magazines
Reduced Tax on Audio Books?
Regulating Magazine Distribution
Changes to the School Curriculum
National Year of Reading
The Global Economy and Publishers' Rights
ECONOMIC FACTORS
General Economic Outlook
Advertising
Concentration of Booksellers
SOCIAL FACTORS
Literacy Levels
Decline in Library Borrowings and Budgets
Changing Reading Habits
Time Pressure
Growth of Social Networking
TECHNOLOGICAL FACTORS
The Internet
E-Books and E-Magazines
New Technology and Authors' Rights

3. Key Note Primary Research
INTRODUCTION
NEWSPAPERS
Buying Habits and Attitudes
By Sex
Table 3.1: Buying Habits and Attitudes Towards Newspapers by Sex (% of respondents), 2008
By Age
Table 3.2: Buying Habits and Attitudes Towards Newspapers by Age (% of respondents), 2008
By Social Grade
Table 3.3: Buying Habits and Attitudes Towards Newspapers by Social Grade (% of respondents), 2008
Main Source of News
By Sex
Table 3.4: Main Source of News by Sex (% of respondents), 2008
By Age
Table 3.5: Main Source of News by Age (% of respondents), 2008
By Social Grade
Table 3.6: Main Source of News by Social Grade (% of respondents), 2008
MAGAZINES
Types of Magazines Bought
By Sex
Table 3.7: Types of Magazines Bought by Sex (% of respondents), 2008
By Age
Table 3.8: Types of Magazines Bought by Age (% of respondents), 2008
By Social Grade
Table 3.9: Types of Magazines Bought by Social Grade (% of respondents), 2008
Attitudes Towards Magazines
By Sex
Table 3.10: Attitudes Towards Magazines by Sex (% of respondents), 2008
By Age
Table 3.11: Attitudes Towards Magazines by Age (% of respondents), 2008
By Social Grade
Table 3.12: Attitudes Towards Magazines by Social Grade (% of respondents), 2008
BOOKS
Buying Habits and Attitudes
By Sex
Table 3.13: Buying Habits and Attitudes Towards Books by Sex (% of respondents), 2008
By Age
Table 3.14: Buying Habits and Attitudes Towards Books by Age (% of respondents), 2008
By Social Grade
Table 3.15: Buying Habits and Attitudes Towards Books by Social Grade (% of respondents), 2008

4. Competitive Structure
LEADING NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS
Archant Ltd
Financial Results
Daily Mail and General Trust PLC
Financial Results
Guardian Media Group PLC
Financial Results
Independent News & Media PLC
Financial Results
Johnston Press PLC
Financial Results
The Midland News Association Ltd
Financial Results
News International
Financial Results
Newsquest Media Group
Financial Results
Northern & Shell PLC
Financial Results
Telegraph Media Group Ltd
Financial Results
Tindle Newspapers Ltd
Financial Results
Trinity Mirror PLC
Financial Results
LEADING MAGAZINE PUBLISHERS
H Bauer Publishing Ltd
Financial Results
BBC Worldwide Ltd
Financial Results
John Brown Publishing Ltd
Financial Results
Centaur Media PLC
Financial Results
CMP Information Ltd
Financial Results
The Condé Nast Publications Ltd
Financial Results
Dennis Publishing Ltd
Financial Results
dmg World Media (UK) Ltd
Financial Results
Egmont UK Ltd
Financial Results
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Financial Results
Future Publishing Ltd
Financial Results
Haymarket Group Ltd
Financial Results
Incisive Media Ltd
Financial Results
Informa PLC
Financial Results
IPC Media Ltd
Financial Results
The National Magazine Company Ltd
Financial Results
The Reader's Digest Association Ltd
Financial Results
Redwood Publishing Ltd
Financial Results
William Reed Business Media Ltd
Financial Results
DC Thomson & Company Ltd
Financial Results
LEADING BOOK PUBLISHERS
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Financial Results
Cambridge University Press
Financial Results
Hachette Filipacchi (UK) Ltd
Financial Results
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Financial Results
Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Financial Results
Oxford University Press
Financial Results
Pearson PLC
Financial Results
The Quarto Group Incorporated
Financial Results
The Random House Group Ltd
Financial Results
Reed Elsevier Group PLC
Financial Results
Thomson Reuters Corporation
Financial Results
Wiley Blackwell
Financial Results
MARKETING ACTIVITY
Table 4.1: Main Media Advertising Expenditure by the Publishing Industry (£000), Year Ending December 2007

5. Newspapers
DEFINITION
Geographical Spread
Frequency
Type
KEY TRENDS
National Newspapers
Regional Newspapers
MARKET SIZE
By Source of Revenue
Table 5.1: The UK Newspaper Market by Source of Revenue (£m and %), 2003-2007
Figure 5.1: The UK Newspaper Market by Value (£m), 2003-2007
By Geographical Sector
Table 5.2: The UK Newspaper Market -- National and Regional Newspaper Revenue (£m and %), 2003-2007
Table 5.3: Regional Newspaper Advertising Revenue by Type of Newspaper (£m), 2003-2007
Overseas Trade
MARKET SEGMENTATION
National Newspapers
Daily Papers
Table 5.4: UK National Daily Newspapers by Average Net Circulation (copies), March 2005-2008
Sunday Papers
Table 5.5: UK National Sunday Newspapers by Average Net Circulation (copies), March 2005-2008
Regionally-Based National Newspapers
Table 5.6: Selected UK Regionally-Based National Newspapers by Average Net Circulation (copies), March 2005-2008
Regional Newspapers
Morning Papers
Table 5.7: Selected English Regional Morning Newspapers by Average Net Circulation (copies), January to June 2003, July to December 2005 and July to December 2007
Table 5.8: Selected Leading Scottish, Northern Irish and Welsh Morning Newspapers by Average Net Circulation (copies), January to June 2003, July to December 2005 and July to December 2007
Evening Papers
Table 5.9: Selected Leading Regional Evening Newspapers by Average Net Circulation (copies), January to June 2003, July to December 2005 and July to December 2007
Weekly Papers
Table 5.10: Selected Leading Regional Weekly Newspaper Groups by Average Net Circulation (copies), January to June 2003, July to December 2005 and July to December 2007
Sunday Papers
Table 5.11: Selected Leading Regional Sunday Newspapers by Average Net Circulation (copies), January to June 2003, July to December 2005 and July to December 2007
Free Papers
Table 5.12: The Top 20 Free UK Regional Newspaper Groups by Average Net Distribution (copies), July to December 2007
SUPPLY STRUCTURE
Number of Titles
National Newspapers
Regional Newspapers
Distribution
Trade Associations
Press Complaints Commission
MAJOR PLAYERS
National Newspapers
Regional Newspapers
Table 5.13: The Top Ten UK Regional Newspaper Publishers by Number of Titles and Total Weekly Circulation (copies), January 2008
BUYING BEHAVIOUR
FORECASTS 2008 TO 2012
Table 5.14: The Forecast UK Newspaper Market -- National and Regional Newspaper Revenue (£m), 2008-2012

6. Magazines
DEFINITION
Consumer Magazines
Business/Professional Magazines
KEY TRENDS
MARKET SIZE
By Value
Table 6.1: The UK Magazine Market by Sector and Source of Revenue (£m), 2003-2007
Figure 6.1: The UK Magazine Market by Value (£m), 2003-2007
By Volume
Number of Titles
Table 6.2: Number of Magazine Titles Published in the UK by Sector, 2003-2007
Consumer Magazines
Table 6.3: Consumer Magazines -- Number of Titles Published in the UK by Category, January 2007 and 2008
Business/Professional Magazines
Table 6.4: Business/Professional Magazines -- Number of Titles Published in the UK by Category, January 2007 and 2008
The Leading Magazines
Consumer Magazines
Table 6.5: The Top 20 UK Free and Paid-For Consumer Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to December 2007
Business/Professional Magazines
Table 6.6: The Top Ten UK Business and Professional Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July 2006 to June 2007
MARKET SECTORS
Consumer Magazines
TV Listings Magazines
Table 6.7: Selected Leading UK TV Listings Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to December 2004-2007
Women's Magazines
Table 6.8: Selected Leading UK Women's Weekly Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to December 2004-2007
Table 6.9: Selected Leading Women's Monthly Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to December 2004-2007
Women's Health and Beauty Magazines
Table 6.10: Selected Leading Women's Health and Beauty Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to December 2004-2007
Teenage Magazines
Table 6.11: Selected Leading Teenage Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to December 2004-2007
Pop and Rock Music Magazines
Table 6.12: Selected Leading Pop and Rock Music Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to December 2004-2007
Men's Magazines
Table 6.13: Selected Leading Men's Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to December 2004-2007
Motoring Magazines
Table 6.14: Selected Leading Motoring Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to December 2004-2007
Photography Magazines
Table 6.15: Selected Leading Photography Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to December 2004-2007
Computing Magazines
Table 6.16: Selected Leading Computing Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to December 2004-2007
Computer-Games Magazines
Table 6.17: Selected Leading Computer-Games Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to December 2004-2007
Boating and Fishing Magazines
Table 6.18: Selected Leading Boating and Fishing Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to December 2004-2007
Football Magazines
Table 6.19: Selected Leading Football Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to December 2004-2007
Golf Magazines
Table 6.20: Selected Leading Golf Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to December 2004-2007
Home-Interest Magazines
Table 6.21: Selected Leading Home-Interest Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to December 2004-2007
Gardening Magazines
Table 6.22: Selected Leading Gardening Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to December 2004-2007
Cookery and Kitchen Magazines
Table 6.23: Selected Leading Cookery and Kitchen Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to December 2004-2007
Business/Professional Magazines
General Business Magazines
Table 6.24: Selected Leading General Business Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to June 2003, 2005 and 2007
Financial-Services Magazines
Table 6.25: Selected Leading Financial-Services Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to June 2003, 2005 and 2007
Medical Magazines
Table 6.26: Selected Leading Medical Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to June 2003, 2005 and 2007
Grocery and Licensing Magazines
Table 6.27: Selected Leading Grocery and Licensing Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to June 2003, 2005 and 2007
Agricultural and Farming Magazines
Table 6.28: Selected Leading Agricultural and Farming Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to June 2003, 2005 and 2007
Travel Magazines
Table 6.29: Selected Leading Travel Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to June 2003, 2005 and 2007
Marketing and Advertising Magazines
Table 6.30: Selected Leading Marketing and Advertising Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to June 2003, 2005 and 2007
Construction and Building Magazines
Table 6.31: Selected Leading Construction and Building Magazines by Average Net Circulation (copies), July to June 2003, 2005 and 2007
SUPPLY STRUCTURE
Number of Publishers
Trade Associations
MAJOR PLAYERS
BUYING BEHAVIOUR
Consumer Magazines
Business/Professional Magazines
FORECASTS 2008 TO 2012
Table 6.32: The Forecast UK Magazine Market -- Total Revenue (£m), 2008-2012

7. Books
DEFINITION
Consumer Books
Academic/Professional Books
School Books
KEY TRENDS
General Trends
Online Sales
Publishers' and Authors' Rights
New Terms for the Sale of Books
A Growing Focus on the Mass Market
MARKET SIZE
By Value
Table 7.1: The UK Book Market by Sector by Retail Value (£m), 2003-2007
Figure 7.1: The UK Book Market by Retail Value (£m), 2003-2007
By Volume
Table 7.2: Number of English-Language Book Titles Published in the UK, 2003-2007
Overseas Trade
Exports
Table 7.3: UK Publishers' Exports by Destination by Value (£m), 2002-2006
Imports
SUPPLY STRUCTURE
Number of Imprints
Distribution
Retailing
Bookshop Chains
Independent Bookshops
Supermarkets and Other Retail Outlets
Book Clubs
The Internet
Mail Order
MAJOR PLAYERS
BUYING BEHAVIOUR
Purchasing of Hardback and Paperback Books
Table 7.4: Purchasing of Books in the Last 12 Months (% of adults), 2003-2007
Purchasing of Audio Books
FORECASTS 2008 to 2012
Table 7.5: The Forecast UK Book Market by Retail Value (£m), 2008-2012

8. A Global Perspective
NEWSPAPERS
MAGAZINES
BOOKS
The Global Market
The European Market
The Leading Publishers

9. The Future
INTRODUCTION
Table 9.1: Economic Forecasts for the UK (000, % and million), 2008-2012
FORECASTS 2008 TO 2012
Table 9.2: The Forecast UK Publishing Market by Sector by Value (£m), 2008-2012
MARKET GROWTH
Figure 9.1: The UK Publishing Market by Value (£m), 2003-2012
FUTURE TRENDS

10. Further Sources
Associations
Publications
General Sources
Government Sources
Other Sources
Bisnode Sources

Archant Ltd
Daily Mail and General Trust PLC
Guardian Media Group PLC
Independent News & Media PLC
Financial Results
Johnston Press PLC
Financial Results
The Midland News Association Ltd
News International
Newsquest Media Group
Northern & Shell PLC
Telegraph Media Group Ltd
Tindle Newspapers Ltd
Trinity Mirror PLC
H Bauer Publishing Ltd
BBC Worldwide Ltd
John Brown Publishing Ltd
Centaur Media PLC
CMP Information Ltd
The Condé Nast Publications Ltd
Dennis Publishing Ltd
dmg World Media (UK) Ltd
Egmont UK Ltd
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Future Publishing Ltd
Haymarket Group Ltd
Incisive Media Ltd
Informa PLC
IPC Media Ltd
The National Magazine Company Ltd
The Reader's Digest Association Ltd
Redwood Publishing Ltd
William Reed Business Media Ltd
DC Thomson & Company Ltd
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Cambridge University Press
Hachette Filipacchi (UK) Ltd
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Oxford University Press
Pearson PLC
The Quarto Group Incorporated
The Random House Group Ltd
Reed Elsevier Group PLC
Thomson Reuters Corporation
Wiley Blackwell

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