Ingram content acquisition VP and IBPA board of directors member Kelly Gallagher shows why small and medium-sized publishers are “the industry’s healthiest and fastest-growing segment.” She notes that small publishers (the presses that need fewer than ten ISBNs every year year) have increased 69 percent between 2006 and 2011.
As the publishing industry continues to go through tectonic changes, overall unit sales continue to grow, but overall revenue numbers are not doing as well.
According to BookStats (a collaborative effort by the Book Industry Study Group and the Association of American Publishers), net unit sales grew by about 12 percent industry-wide over the four-year period from 2008 to 2011, reaching just under 2.8 billion units. This growth is largely a result of the exponential growth of e-book sales.
Platform-Power believes that a strong push toward small to medium-sized publishers is a major market focus for us and our author services.