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  • Paid digital editorial written content distributed over the Internet
  • eBooks (fiction, non-fiction & academic eBooks)
  • Digital editions of consumer & trade/business magazines (eMagazine)
  • Digital editions of daily or weekly newspapers (ePapers)


  • Open access content
  • Paid content on newspaper or magazine websites
  • Bundled subscriptions where digital editions come as a free extra 
Market definition



  • Revenue in the "ePublishing" segment amounts to US$16,604m in 2017.
  • Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2017-2021) of 6.3 % resulting in a market volume of US$21,222m in 2021.
  • The market's largest segment is the segment "eBook" with a market volume of US$11,320m in 2017.
  • User penetration is at 13.1 % in 2017 and is expected to hit 16.0 % in 2021.
  • The average revenue per user (ARPU) currently amounts to US$22.11.
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