LONDON, Sept. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to The Business Research Company’s research report on the online book services market, the changing consumer preference towards online book reading is driving the growth of the online book services market. The change in consumer preference towards online books is due to the lower cost of subscription compared to buying all the required books offline, as well as ease of access and convenience of reading compared to traditional books. The other reason which changed the consumer preference towards online book reading is the global pandemic, which led to the closure of most book shops across the globe. This preference change is significantly driving readers towards consuming e-books that are easily available and readable. For instance, in May 2020, Rakuten Kobo, a Canada-based e-book company, revealed that more than 2 million new users subscribed to Kobo during the pandemic. This e-book adoption was driven by the global pandemic and the closure of most bookstores across the globe, indicating the consumer preference change towards online book reading and resulting in the adoption of e-books. Therefore, the changing consumer preference towards online book reading will drive the growth of the online book services market.
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The global online book services market size is expected to grow from $19.00 billion in 2021 to $20.05 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.51%. The global online book services market share is expected to grow to $24.85 billion in 2026 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.52%.
Strategic partnerships are gaining popularity in the online book services industry trends. Companies are partnering with e-book sellers and distributors to expand their services into new markets by leveraging each other’s resources and expertise. These partnerships are also done to introduce e-books into new areas such as public libraries, to create product availability in most places and increase revenues. For instance, in March 2020, Rakuten Kobo Inc., a Canada-based company that sells e-books, audiobooks, and e-readers, partnered with Booktopia, Australia’s leading online bookseller. The partnership aims to offer a comprehensive digital reading collection, including e-books, audiobooks, and e-readers, to Booktopia consumers in Australia by making Rakuten Kobo Booktopia’s exclusive digital reading partner. In addition, in March 2019, OverDrive Inc., a US-based digital distributor of e-books, audiobooks, music, and videos, partnered with Libreka, a Germany-based platform for the collection and distribution of e-books. The partnership aims to make OverDrive’s e-book and digital audiobook product lines available in public libraries in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Major players in the online book services market are Amazon.com, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo Inc, Google, Smashwords, Hachette Book Group, Lulu Press, Scribd Inc, News Corporation (HarperCollins Publishers LLC), and Blurb Inc (Reischling Press Inc.).
The global online book services market is segmented by products into education, trade, science, technology, medicine; by end user into teenagers, adults.
North America was the largest region in the online book services market in 2021. The regions covered in the global online book services market outlook are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, and Africa.
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