The challenge
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Digital disruption
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The publishing industry as we know it has been changing - and with it your business model

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Ricoh infographic the challenge facing publishers

  1. 1. The challenge facing Publishers: Digital disruption Contact us to discover how we can help you overcome the digital disruption inside your organisation. Find out more at www.ricoh-europe.com/thoughtleadership. The publishing industry as we know it has been changing – and with it, your business model. By harvesting all critical information, publishers can overcome many of the digital disruptions inside their industry, making savings and increasing business insight to build competitive edge for the future. There were 530,000 new titlesin print by 2011* 8% a growth of since 200710% Total book sales are declining in Europe. eBook sales are growing but are not filling the gap The number of publishing formats is increasing Amazon’s share of DRDs fell below 50% Apple’s share of tablets fell below 50% Dedicated eReader sales slow as market share is diversifying. There are three significant share shifts: Publishing in multiple formats increases costs shorter print runs due to diversification of formats significantly increases costs. In some cases by up to Publishing in multiple formats increases costs 96% *European Book Publishing statistics Nov 2012 *Genesis Analytics calculations based on industry role-player discussions 2006 The challenge facing publishers can be explained through the simple equation: Tablet sales now exceed dedicated eReaders yet only 6% *Source: Idate 2011 Lower sales + more titles + more formats = increased costs and lower profitability fewer printed books sold in Europe since the introduction of eBooks* of the shortfall has been filled by eBook sales

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