From a Joint Announcement:
The first joint IPA-WIPO study is published today. It represents a solid starting point for future studies. We look at some of those results and other recent articles explaining the importance of gathering publishing industry statistics.
The survey covered three market segments: retail; educational; and scholarly, academic and scientific (SAS) publishing. In total, 35 national publishers associations and copyright authorities responded to the survey.
The main findings include:
- Based on the comparable date from 11 countries, total net revenue from sales and licensing for publishing amounts to USD 41.9bn with the US reporting the largest net revenue of USD 23.9 bn;
- China publishes far more titles (57.8 million) than the next nearest country (the UK with 49,433);
- Print editions account for the bulk of total retail sector revenue. However digital editions accounted for around 28% of the total in China and 24% in Colombi