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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


United States

  • Revenue in the "ePublishing" segment amounts to US$7,548m in 2017.
  • Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2017-2021) of 3.6 % resulting in a market volume of US$8,689m in 2021.
  • The market's largest segment is the segment "eBook" with a market volume of US$5,297m in 2017.
  • User penetration is at 35.0 % in 2017 and is expected to hit 37.0 % in 2021.
  • The average revenue per user (ARPU) currently amounts to US$58.10.
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