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Ovum's digital consumer publishing data and forecasts cover consumer and advertising spend for the book, newspaper, and magazine industries including a breakdown of print and digital spending for all segments.


  • Total consumer publishing revenue will shrink to $243.4bn in 2021. Total consumer publishing revenues are projected to decline by -0.8% CAGR, having stood at $252.8bn in 2016.
  • Consumers have more choices than ever before. It’s not simply a matter of consumers being lured away by competing publishing content; in the digital space, competition takes many forms.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates the market size of the consumer publishing industry.
  • Compare the book, newspaper, and magazine markets.

Key questions answered

  • Which are the key markets for consumer publishing?
  • How do digital revenues compare to print revenues?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Digital Consumer Publishing Forecast: 2016–21

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