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Consumer and educational books

Pauline Fredet, PwC Sydney
Jason Juma-Ross, PwC Sydney

Publishers have become more risk averse; cutting back on the number of home-grown books they invest in as a result of fewer physical book stores and reduced income.

Despite declines in consumer books print and audio, Australia’s book industry will see a positive turnaround from 2016 onwards, with the rise of consumer e-books.

Market definition

This segment is split between consumer and educational books and considers consumer spend in both electronic and print formats. Audio books are included under print books.

The consumer books category covers spending by consumers for personal use.

Educational books considers spending by schools, government agencies and students.

Books in electronic format, including library and institutional subscriptions to electronic book databases, are also included. Educational books do not include supplemental educational spending, administrative software or testing materials.

Professional books are not included in this segment.

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  • Consumer and educational books
  • Consumer magazines
  • Filmed entertainment
  • Free-to-air TV
  • Interactive games
  • Internet
  • Music
  • Newspapers
  • Out-of-home
  • Radio
  • Subscription television