Publishing in the U.S.

Statista trend report on the U.S. publishing industry

Publishing in the U.S.

This report investigates the state of print and digital publishing in the United States. It looks at printed newspapers, magazines, and books and the varying success experienced by their digital counterparts, unpacking the popular term "print is dead" in context of how consumers read and engage with each medium and format.

Beginning with a chapter on newspapers, the report explores the former and current function of the printed newspaper, the impact of online news on print publications, and the ways in which consumption has changed. Secondly, the study looks at print magazine readership and the growing engagement with magazines via digital platforms, including insights into the most popular types of magazine and the appeal of magazines in general. Finally, the report covers books in the United States, identifying reader preferences, revenue growth trends, and the performance of printed books compared to e-books and audiobooks in terms of sales and reader engagement.

Table of contents


  • Consumption
  • Closures and revenue
  • Capitalizing on consumer behavior

  • Audience and engagement
  • Competition
  • Special interest magazines

  • The dominance of print
  • Digital revenue development

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