The future of the European book market
Consulting firm Interquest has conducted in-depth research into the future of the digital book printing market, publishing a new report entitled Digital Book Printing in Europe: Market Analysis & Forecast, 2015-2020.
The study found that even though printed book volume is due to decline overall, digital book printing in Europe will experience roughly twelve percent growth each year over the next five years.
President of Interquest Gilles Biscos comments: “The book market in Europe is being shaped by similar dynamics occurring in North America, but nevertheless retains distinctive country-specific legislative and cultural differences. Pricing policies and distribution networks in particular help shape the European market.”
Anyone with an interest in understanding the European book market and the role of digital printing in it needs this report”
The research indicates that education and STM will be the most significant areas of growth, however the trade sector will also enjoy some expansion. The full study provides details of overall production volume of the European book market by sector and format, as well as volume of digitally-printed pages.
Biscos continues: “Digital printing is gaining share from conventional processes in book manufacturing, and we find compelling evidence in our research that it is helping to reshape the supply chain in Europe. Anyone with an interest in understanding the European book market and the role of digital printing in it needs this report.”